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Daryln Richardson Frye

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Funeral services for longtime Cortez resident Daryln Richardson Frye will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at the Dolores High School Gymnasium in Dolores. Interment will follow at Lebanon Cemetery.

Daryln was born on Nov. 19, 1951, in La Junta, the daughter of Daryl Gene and Eva Winifred (Calonge) Richardson. She passed away at her home on Sunday, May 10, 2009, at the age of 57.

On Aug. 19, 1972, Daryln married Jearl Frank Frye in Glenwood Springs. Daryln spent 25 years as a pharmacist; she then went on to receive her master’s degree in teaching. Daryln’s true passion in life was educating children on the reservation. Daryln touched many children’s lives as a special education teacher. She loved riding horses and her horse, Chester, was loved as one of the family.



Surviving Daryln are her children, Jessica (Chad) Tobiasson of Dolores, Lana (Perry) Berry of Page, Ariz., and Levi Frye of Cortez; her parents, Daryl and Wynne Richardson of Glenwood Springs; and her grandchildren, Hunter, Jens and True Tobiasson, and Jacob, Jade, Jenae and Jet Berry. She also leaves behind her siblings, Hi (Ann) Richardson of El Jebel, Tye (Maureen) Richardson of Glenwood Springs, and Ruby Richardson of Carbondale; and by a large extended family consisting of Daryln’s in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends.

Daryln was preceded in death by her husband of 19 years, Dr. Jearl Frye.



Memorial contributions may be made in Daryln’s name to First Southwest Bank, 1510 E. Main St., Cortez, CO 81321; to the Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98133; or to Zebulon Baptist Church, 6088 Zebulon Highway, Pikeville, KY 40501.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to http://www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.


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