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Family of Hollis Evander "Mickey" FRY and Dorothy Mae McMahan FRY

Husband: Hollis Evander "Mickey" FRY (1919-1998)
Wife: Dorothy Mae McMahan FRY (1921-2015)
Children: Nancy Ann Fry CURTIS (1945- )
Hollis Dale FRY (1941- )
Marriage Nov 2, 1940

Husband: Hollis Evander "Mickey" FRY


Hollis Evander "Mickey" FRY

Name: Hollis Evander "Mickey" FRY
Sex: Male
Father: William Emory FRY (1875-1965)
Mother: Zora Ella Lambert FRY (1885-1965)
Birth Jul 28, 1919 Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
Residence 1940 (age 20-21) Justice Precinct 6, Denton, Texas, USA1
Death Jan 21, 1998 (age 78) Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA

Wife: Dorothy Mae McMahan FRY


Dorothy Mae McMahan FRY

Name: Dorothy Mae McMahan FRY
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth Feb 4, 1921
Death Sep 3, 2015 (age 94) Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA

Child 1: Nancy Ann Fry CURTIS

Name: Nancy Ann Fry CURTIS
Sex: Female
Spouse: Michael CURTIS ( - )
Birth Jan 28, 1945 Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
Residence 1998 (age 52-53) Tamecula, California
Residence 2015 (age 69-70) El Dorado Hills, CA

Child 2: Hollis Dale FRY

Name: Hollis Dale FRY
Sex: Male
Spouse: Betty Louise THARP ( - )
Birth Jun 20, 1941

Note on Husband: Hollis Evander "Mickey" FRY

Little Elm--Hollis E. "Mickey" Fry, 78 of Little Elm, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at Denton Community Hospital.

He was born July 28, 1919, in Little Elm to William Emery and Zora Ellen Fry.

Mr. Fry attended Denton High School and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was co-owner of F & A Cabinet Shop and was previously a house builder.

He married Dorothy McMahan November 2, 1940. He was a member of Button Memorial Church in Little Elm and the Masonic Lodge.

Service will be 2 pm Friday in Button Memorial United Methodist Church in Little Elm with the Rev. Larry Bassett officiating. Burial will be in Little Elm Cemetery.

The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton from 6 to 8 pm tonight for visitation.

Pallbearers will be Pete Art, Billy Jack Johnson, W. A. Johnson, John Fred Duncan, Kenneth Harper and Buddy Dobson.

Memorials may be made to Button Memorial United Methodist Church in Little Elm.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Little Elm, daughter Nancy Curtis of Tamecula, California, son Dale Fry of Weatherford; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Denton Record Chronicle, January 22, 1998

Note on Wife: Dorothy Mae McMahan FRY

Dorothy M. Fry of Little Elm died in Denton on Sept. 3, 2015. She was 94 years old.


She was born Dorothy M. McMahan on Feb. 4, 1921 to Robert and Esther McMahan in the community of Crossroads.

She married Hollis E. Fry, better known as Mickey, on Nov. 2, 1940, and in 1947 after Mickey came home from the Navy, they settled in the Little Elm community near his parents on what is now Shahan Prairie Road, where she has lived ever since. They became active in the community, in the school, and in the Methodist Church, now Button Memorial, where she continued to sing in the choir with her beautiful alto.


In 1953 Dorothy, at the age of 32, started college, attending North Texas State University to pursue a teaching degree. She graduated with honors 3½ years later while being a full-time homemaker, wife, and loving mother to their two children. And this was before microwaves, fast food, and TV dinners!


She began teaching at Frisco Elementary in 1956 where she delighted her 2nd graders with her animated readings of their favorite stories. Sometimes when the children returned from recess, Mrs. Fry would have drawn a picture of one of the characters on the blackboard, much to their delight. She also would draw the profile of each student and give it to their parents at Open House. Her pupils still remember the stories, and the parents still cherish the portraits.


After nine years, Mrs. Fry accepted a 4th grade assignment at Woodrow Wilson in Denton, where she continued delighting her students with her stories and inspiring each student to do his best. Today, many students still name Mrs. Fry to be their favorite and best teacher.


Sometime in the early 1960s, Mickey starting restoring Model A Fords, and they helped to found the Denton Antique Car Club. They enjoyed great times with their fellow old car enthusiasts, going on tours in their old cars, rummaging around swap meets, participating in parades, and meeting once a month for “business.”


While Mickey was in the garage restoring old cars, Dorothy, now retired, had time to pursue and develop her talent and love of art. She took up oil painting, creating beautiful landscapes; she decorated not only the walls of their house but also the walls of her families’ homes, too.


Sadly, Mickey suffered a severe stroke in 1991, leaving him an invalid. The loving care Dorothy took of him was unparalleled. For 6½ years, she was his constant care-giver, encourager, and fan – without complaint, and without expecting recognition or praise. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and watched how selflessly she cared for him. It was a beautiful love story.


Dorothy transitioned from this world into heaven on Sept. 3 at the age of 94½. She is survived by her two children – Hollis Dale Fry of Weatherford and Nancy Fry Curtis of El Dorado Hills, CA; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and number is 15 on the way!



Source: WE.Fry.Denton.1940.Census, W.E.Fry.b1875.1940.Census