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Donna Belle (Wright) Blue Fry

Donna Belle (Wright) Blue Fry
  • September 28, 1931 - March 9, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“We were very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. We had a wonderful time with both she and Jim when they came Oregon to visit. I wish we had lived...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mary and Dan Fry - Kennewick, WA

“Dear Doug & Cyndie, Michael, Rick & Brita & family,Andy and I were so sorry to hear of Donna's passing last month. We know she was beginning to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Melora (Lorie) & Andy Schoeeff - IN

“Doug, Rick, and families,Wow, what a flashback of memories this brings. I'm sorry for your loss. Moms are special. I look forward to seeing you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Russ Van Nortwick - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to the family and friends ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: JONN BLAND - mt pleasant, MI

“May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76 ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Doug and Rick, Your mother was a special lady. We will miss her smiling face on Wednesday's at the Pancake House seating with her Consumer Power...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jan and Don Bain - Friend

“My friend I will miss you. I'm so glad we just recently had a chance to reminence about all the good years we had. We both use to look forward to...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cassae Ryan - Alexandria, VA

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, and the courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sally Blue

“Rick and Brita - we are sending healing prayers and thoughts to you at this difficult time. Your mother sounded like a special person and we are...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Erickson - Lakeland, FL

“Donna has such a special place in our hearts, she is the Grandmother our children knew and loved in their growing up years. The boys learned lawn...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tim & Cathi Fry - Ceresco, MI

“Doug and Rick, Your mother was a special lady. We will miss her smiling face on Wednesday's at the Pancake House seating with her Consumer Power...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jan and Don Bain - Friend


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Donna Belle (Wright) Blue Fry, 87, a lifelong Battle Creek, Michigan resident died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Bronson Battle Creek.

Donna was born September 28, 1931, in the old Nichols Hospital, in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of James Byron and Edna Aletha (Stookey) Wright. She was a 1949 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Donna was employed for 20 years in the payroll department and then worked another 15 ½ years processing work orders and damage claims for Consumers Power Company in Battle Creek, retiring in 1989.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Blue in 1962, her longtime significant other, Charles Richard "Dick" Rudd in 1995 and her second husband, James F. Fry in 2015. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas M. and Cyndie Blue and Ricky L. "Rick" and Brita Blue all of Battle Creek; four grandchildren, Erika (Nathan) Dupuis, Melissa (Justin) Livingston, Cory (Lori) Blue, Michael Blue and seven great-grandchildren. Donna was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Arthur Dale Wright.

Donna was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She loved golfing. Donna was an officer and former president of the Ladies Golfers at Riverside Country Club, where she was a member for many years. She bowled in two leagues, one at Nottke's and one at Spring Lake Lanes. Donna was a member of the ABWA American Business Women Association. Donna also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and hooking rugs.

Friends will be received 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.