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01/05/2013 - Ellen Frye

Ellen Frye, of Chadron, Nebraska passed away on December 20, 2012 at the Regional West Medical Hospital, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Chadron Nebraska to Fred and Hazel Canaday. She was raised on the "old hebo place" south of Chadron.
She married Reuben Frye on November 5, 1944 in Sana Maria, California. From this union three children were born, Sandy, Daniel, and Terry. She returned to Chadron in 1964 where she worked as a nursing assistant at Chadron Community Hospital, Chadron Medical Clinic, and Job Corp Care Facility.
She enjoyed her family and grandchildren, gardening, painting, story telling, jokes, cats, Christmas and collecting Santa Clause's.
She also enjoyed the older style country music. Ellen was an active member of the Red Hats Society.
Immediate Survivors:
Daughter: Sandy Ingwerson
Sons: Daniel Frye and Terry Frye.
Brothers: Bob Canaday, Larry Canaday and Chuck Canaday.
Sisters: Twyla Gladson and Claire Cathcart.
Grandchildren: 8
Great Grandchildren: 13
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Hazel Canaday, her husband Reuben Frye Brother Bill Canaday and sister Mabel Wichhizer.
A private family service will be held at a later date.

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