John Frymire M.D.

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John Frymire, MD

Dr. John Frymire passed away at age 90 in Everett, WA, March 30, 2011.
John was born to Andrew and Daisy (Patterson) Frymire on December 12, 1920, in Monmouth, IL. He graduated from Monmouth High School and Monmouth College, after spending a year at Stanford University. He went on to study medicine at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After completing his medical training, John served as a flight surgeon in the Army Air Corps in Texas, California and in post-war Germany. After leaving the military in 1950, he completed a surgical residency at Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco.
The family settled in Palo Alto and Los Altos, CA, where John was in private practice as a surgeon for 20 years. In the early seventies, the family relocated to Snohomish, WA, where John continued his service as a physician until 1990, at which time he retired to relax, travel, and play bridge.
Dr. Frymire was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Gwyneth (Whiteman); his special companion and travel-mate, Bernice Peterson; and his brother-in-law, Curt Roche.
Surviving are his children, Molly Wilson of N. Lakewood and David (Linda), Steven and Janice Frymire, all of Snohomish. He also leaves his grandchildren, Eric Wilson of Spokane, Lisa (Rob) Barmore of Carrollton, KY, Leslie (Earnie) Hutchinson, and Chris (Raven) Britt of Snohomish. He also leaves great-grandchildren, Andrew, Tristan, Matt, Jessica, Kara, Kristin, Shalinna, and Tyler. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Margaret Roche; former brother-in-law Robert Jenks; niece, Carol (Taro) Nakamoto; nephew, Scott Jenks; grand-nephew, Cory; and grand-niece, Megan, all of California.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Pamela Harrison, Kim Bryant, Norma Wall, the Snohomish Senior Center bridge group and the staff at Providence Colby, especially the bedside staff on 6A at Providence Colby campus, who all provided loving care and support to John and to the family these last months.
A memorial is planned for May 1, 2011 at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St.., Snohomish, WA at 2 p.m.
For those who wish, donations in John's memory can be made to the Snohomish Senior Center, the Snohomish food bank, NPR or the charity of your choice.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 6 to Apr. 10, 2011
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