B. Janet Fry
March 22, 1930 – February 25, 2019
Bertha Janet (Jan) Fry, 88, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, February 25, 2019 at her home in Apopka, Florida. Jan was born on March 22, 1930 in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Frances Elizabeth Jokerst and John Baptiste Campbell.
As a young woman ahead of her time, she lived in Miami and Los Angeles working as a secretary and modeling for the renowned Australian artist Henry Clive. Janet graced covers of the New York Weekly magazine and numerous movie posters. Jan was a dedicated mother and wife of an Air Force Colonel living and traveling around the world, her children being born in France and Turkey. She was loving, patient and always went out of her way to make holidays special.
Jan enjoyed painting, sewing, playing bridge, volunteering, and participating in social clubs. Jan had a delightful sense of humor, a zest for life. She was always there for her family and friends who will remember her beautiful smile, quick wit and caring nature.
Jan was one of eleven children; preceded in death by: Raymond, Rosemary, Floyd, Mary, Edna, Agnes, Jules, Samuel and Eugene. She is survived by Rosalie. Beloved wife of Col. Delos H. Fry; dearest mother of Kim Cole, Karen van Gogh and Sue Sorensen; proud grandmother of Krista Jackson, Shane Thompson, Kelley Cole, Shannon Thompson and Michael Sorensen; great-grandmother of Olivia Thompson and Theodore Jackson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 11, 11:00 AM at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (407-886-1740) 601 South Highland Avenue in Apopka, Florida with interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 2:00 PM. Janet Fry will be laid to rest alongside her husband Delos. Arrangements by Baldwin Fairchild funeral home, Apopka, Florida.
She is survived by Rosalie. Beloved wife of Col. Delos H. Fry; dearest mother of Kim Cole, Karen van Gogh and Sue Sorensen; proud grandmother of Krista Jackson, Shane Thompson, Kelley Cole, Shannon Thompson and Michael Sorensen; great-grandmother of Olivia Thompson and Theodore Jackson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jan was one of eleven children; preceded in death by: Raymond, Rosemary, Floyd, Mary, Edna, Agnes, Jules, Samuel and Eugene
- Memorial Service Monday, March 11, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, March 11, 2019
B. Janet Fry
March 4, 2019
Dear Aunt Jan, she was the only one of my Dad's (Sam Campbell) sisters that I knew as a child, as she was living in California when I was little. I remember going to the beach with her. She always seemed to make my Dad light up. Fond memories. Rest In Peace.
March 4, 2019
My dear sister, We shared so many good times. Times that I will always cherish and story telling. We had our favorites that we told over and over and never got tired of them. I loved her sense of humor . I called her sometime after this Christmas and asked what she had been doing. She thought for a while and finally said "Well I watched Karen take down the Christmas tree." Thinking I was being cute, I said " I guess you supervised . " Without missing a beat she said "Well you don't think I'm lazy, do you ?" We laughed and laughed over that when finally she said " We always have good laughs don't we? " ... Yes my dear sister, we always had good laughs. Now you have gone through the veil ,once again you are with Delos, mom and pop and I'm sure Jennifer is there making you all laugh with her wit and humor! Jan, I love you and miss you.
March 3, 2019
My dear Aunt Janet....we became good friends over the years. I would come to visit with my youngest son John during the summer. Your home was always welcoming and relaxing. We spent time shopping, swimming,crafting and talking for hours. Meals outside near the pool even though Uncle “D” didn’t care for that. Trips to St Augustine and the candy store there. And of course there is the beloved rubber egg...bout wet my pants and I’m pretty sure you did❤️❤️ I will treasure these memories for ever. Rest In Peace and tell everyone hello for me 😊❤️❤️