Peggy J. Fry (1928 - 2017)

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Peggy June (Crooke) Fry was born on October 24, 1928 in Conroe, Texas to Lawrence F. Crooke, Sr. and Marguerite (Caldwell) Crooke. She and her brother, Lawrence (Larry) F. Crooke, Jr. enjoyed telling stories of their childhood in the small oil boom town of which her grandfather was one of the founders. Peggy attained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin, where she met Edward (Ed) I. Fry, with whom she was married until his death in 1997. Peggy and Ed enjoyed travel for fun, study, and work in their respective fields of nutrition and anthropology. Peggy attained her Masters degree from Harvard University and PhD from the University of Nebraska. She and Ed both received Fulbright Fellowships that took them to the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In the 1960's, the Frys moved to University Park in Dallas, Texas where they took positions at Southern Methodist University. Peggy later worked at UT Southwestern Children's Hospital in the Nutrition Clinic until she retired in 1987. She had been a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2x2 class, Academy if Nutrition and Dietetics, Delta Zeta sorority, Eastern Star, a UT Bluebonnet Belle finalist, and two local literary clubs. After her husband died, Peggy traveled to Europe, Africa, and throughout the USA. On January 29, 2017 Peggy died at Sunrise on Hillcrest where she received an abundance of much appreciated loving care from Sunrise employees, Comfort Care, Vitas Hospice, and others. Dr. Peggy Fry is survived by her brother Lawrence F. Crooke, Jr. (wife Dena Lee) of London, England; cousins: Virginia Ann Miller of Carrollton, TX, Linda French of Belmont, MA, Jane Booher (husband James) of Corsicana, TX, Fred Crooke (wife Eula Mae) of Corsicana, TX, Donald Ferguson (wife: Gloria) of Houston, TX, Lynn Morris of Houston, TX, and more; special friends: John & Mary Phinney of Wilmer, TX, Richard & Jane Orrock of Dallas, TX, Majors and Barbara Harris of Dallas, TX, and many others. Dr. Peggy June Fry was preceded in death by her parents and husband, aunts, uncles, and many cousins among whom were F.H. Kidd, Marcia Moschetti, Diana Caldwell, and Anna Lee Ramey. There will be a visitation for friends and family in Dallas, TX at the Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home on Friday, February 3 from 6-8pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 11am at the First United Methodist Church, 4308 W Davis St., Conroe, TX. Prior to service, the burial will be at Conroe Memorial Park, 1600 Porter Road, Conroe, TX. If desired, commemorative donations may be made to . Two of Peggy's favorite charities are UT Southwestern Children's Hospital in Dallas, TX and Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave, Waco, TX.

Published on from Feb. 1 to Feb. 14, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway | Dallas, TX 75225 | (214) 363-5401
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