Charles E. Frymire

Apr 10, 1943 - Jun 26, 2009
A celebration of life for Charles E. Frymire “Fry” of Riverton, Wyoming, will be held at the Elk’s Lodge in Riverton at 4:30 pm, Wednesday, July 1,2009 for all of those who knew and loved him. Fry passed away at his home on Friday, June 26, 2009.

He was born on April 10, 1943 in Thermopolis, Wy, the son of Webster Jr. Frymire and Flossie Bell. At the age of five his mother passed away and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Gladys and Heber Petty. He graduated in 1962 from Shoshoni High School and worked for Victor Bloomquist. In 1964 he married Violet Phillips and they had two children. They later divorced. In May of 1967 he married Marjorie A. Wise of Thermopolis and to this union three children were born. They later divorced.

Fry lived a very full life. He worked in the oil patch, owned and operated H20 Well Service, and later worked for BTI. For the last 12 years he owned his own trucking company called Fry’s Overland Express. When asked why he didn’t quit driving truck he would reply, “There’s nothing like the smell of burning diesel fuel in the mornings at the truck stops.” He loved to water ski, fish and spend as much time as possible spoiling his grandchildren. He had a passion for older cars and loved to spend hours turning wrenches, and cussing them.

Survivors include his son Charles E. Frymire Il of Sheridan, daughter Shari L Ketelhut and husband Kevin of Riverton, WY, son Chad Frymire of Riverton, WY. Daughter Clifteen “Punky” Forster and husband Monte of Shoshoni, WY. Daughter Crystal Jones and husband Dave of Shoshoni, WY. Sister Janice Trujillo, Brother Dennis McCann and wife Brenda, brother Jim Petty and wife Violet, brother Harry Petty and wife Tina, brother Heber Petty and wife Goldie, brother Gerry Petty and wife Connie, sister Jackie Olson and husband Roger, and sister Glenda Frymire. Grandchildren Karissa, Shaylee, and Tristan Ketelhut, Tanner and Savanna Frymire, Mindy, Hayley, Patrick and Alli Forster, and Zachary, Joshua, Rachael, and Abby Jones. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: Flossie Bell (mother), Webster Frymire (father) Heber and Gladis Petty Aunt and Uncle by which he was raised, from the age of five. His grandmother Elva Frymire