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Ray Alexander Frye

Ray passed away on August 2, 2013, at his residence in Sutter. He was 103. Ray, a lifelong Sutter County resident, was born March 7, 1910, in Meridian, CA. He actively farmed for over 40 years, then managed the rental of his property for the remainder of his life.

Ray graduated from Sutter High School and the University of California at Davis. He was a charter member of the Sutter Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Sutter Lions Club, and a long time member of the Sutter Youth Organization.

Ray is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Austin (Jim) of Davis, Carol Rae Hoffman (Jon) of Arroyo Grande, and Jeanne English (Ron) of Rescue, son John Frye (Mary Ann) of Castaic, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and his care-giver of 13 years, Vicki Reeder of Yuba City.

Ray is preceded in death by Lena Yank Frye, his wife of 60 years, sister Gladys Estep, as well as brothers Ulys Frye, Gerald Frye, and Emmett Frye.

A graveside service will be held at the Sutter Cemetery, 7200 Butte Ave. Sutter, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ray's name to the Sutter Youth Organization, P.O. Box 231 Sutter, CA 95982, or Sutter North Hospice, 400 Plumas Blvd, Ste 115, Yuba City, CA 95991.
Appeal Democrat on August 6, 2013
Transcribed and submitted by April Hennes, Oct 2013