July 5, 1925 – August 7, 2013
Colleen Frye, 88, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday, August 12 at Brooks South Town Chapel, 7601 Fleur Drive, Des Moines with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4 to 7 p.m.
Colleen was born July 5, 1925 in Des Moines to Dorothy and John Blackford II and graduated from Lincoln High School. She pursued her education to become a Certified Nurses Aide, a profession that she truly enjoyed. She loved taking care of others and continued to care for others until her 80th birthday. Colleen was also a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
Colleen will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of others and she loved her animals. Colleen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Her memory will be cherished by her children, Jim, Dave, Bob and Joe Frye; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy Haines, Nedra (Glen) Baker, Sharon (Charles) Myers and Paul Blackford. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Richard and John Blackford III.Information provided by: Brooks Funeral Care 7975 University Blvd. Clive, IA 50325 www.meaningfulfunerals.net