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Virginia Victoria Fry
October 6, 1929 - May 12, 2013
Virginia Victoria Fry, nee Heep, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was 83 years old.
Virginia was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on Oct. 6, 1929 to Richard and Alma Heep. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Fredericksburg in 1948 and completed nursing training at Seaton School of Nursing in Austin in 1951. She was married to Edward Curtis Fry of Fredericksburg, on April 6, 1953.
Following her marriage, Virginia and her husband lived in seven states from 1953 to 1961 while he worked for the Plymouth Oil Company. During this time, they lived in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. She worked as a nurse in Williston, North Dakota and Stuttgart, Arkansas.
Virginia settled in Cheyenne, Wyoming with her family in 1961 where she began working at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital as a surgical nurse. She worked at the VA until 1976 when she joined her husband in their civil engineering and land surveying business. She retired from the business in 1989.
She and her husband moved to Highland Haven, Texas on Lake LBJ in 1993.
From 2011 until her death, she lived with her husband at the Buckner Green Ridge retirement community in Austin, Texas.
Virginia is survived by her husband, Curtis; son, Jeffrey and spouse, Gabriele; grandson, Alexander; granddaughter, Stephanie; and her great-granddaughter, Haley.
Survivors also include her sister-in-law, Gladys, Mrs. Francis X. Heep Sr. of Fredericksburg.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and six sisters: Francis X. Heep Sr., Minna Marx, Margaret Heep, Annie Wilson, Justine Rainbolt, Ruth Franz and Pat Immel.
A mass of resurrection was celebrated Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating.
Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist; Julia Johnson, the vocalist, and Jeff Fry, Julia Johnson and Grant Rader, scripture readers.
Graveside services and interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation and a rosary service were held Wednesday evening, May 15, in the chapel at Schaetter Funeral Home.
Those who so desire may make memorial contributions in her memory to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Kingsland, or to the charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.