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Nancy McDougal Fry


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Nancy McDougal Fry Obituary
Nancy McDougal Fry, longtime advocate for young children and their welfare, passed away at her home in Wilmette, IL on July 9th, 2018. She was born to Helen and Robert McDougal, Jr. in Chicago on July 1, 1933. She was brought up in Hyde Park, attended the University of Chicago Lab School and graduated from its University High. She attended Radcliffe College, graduating in 1955, and was Editor of the Yearbook. She worked for several years in New York City for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and then returned to Chicago, earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Chicago, and taught for several years in the Chicago Public Schools. In 1966 she moved to Winnetka, IL with her husband of fifty-seven years, Dr. Willard A. Fry. She had many activities and interests including being on the board of the Chicago Child Care Society, a docent at the Art Institute of Chicago, and a member of the Women's Board of the University of Chicago. She also served as President of the Child Care Center of Evanston (now known as Learning Bridge Early Education Center) and the Fortnightly of Chicago. An accomplished visual artist, she spent innumerable hours in her home studio, creating hand-painted objects of remarkable beauty, many of which she sold to local collectors. She was a voracious reader and lover of literature, especially novels and poetry. She was particularly proud of her family. She is survived by her husband, their three children, Dr. Michael McDougal Fry, Peter McDougal Fry, Catherine Fry (now Catherine Kane), and seven grandchildren. Memorials can be made to Learning Bridge Early Education Center, 1840 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 12 to July 19, 2018
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