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Victor B. Fryer

November 21, 1924 - January 12, 2019


Vic was born in the small town of Boyers, Colorado.  He was the fifth born of five brothers and one sister.  They have all preceded him in death. At the age of nine his family moved to Woodburn, Oregon.  He graduated from Woodburn High School and served in the U.S. Navy for three years during WWII.
He started his college career at Oregon State University and after two years transferred to the University of Oregon.  Before graduating with his B.S. degree in journalism he was active in Sigma Delta Chi and the Professional Journalism Society.
For the majority of his working years he was a reporter and journalist for the Oregon Statesman and the Capitol Journal, now called the Statesman Journal.  He then became the Assistant Director followed by the Director of States Information Division working in Tourist Promotion for the Oregon State Highway Department for major newspapers all over the country.
He was married to Anna Mae (Willis) for 37 years, who preceded him in death and later to Iola (Zumwalt) for 8 years, who also passed away. During both marriages Vic enjoyed dancing at the Senior Center and traveling with his beautiful and beloved wives.  Although Vic never had any children of his own, he had many Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and Great-Great Nieces’ and Nephews with whom he spent all family functions and celebrations together.  It is important to note that Victor is survived by tribe of family who loved and cared for him and he will be deeply missed by all.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the Friends of the Senior Center 50+, Kindred Hospice or the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. 
Services will be Thursday Jan. 31st at 1:00 PM at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Interment will be at Belcrest Memorial Park.
 

  
 
 

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Uncle Vic wasn't just a Great Uncle but a Great Man from the Greatest Generation. I will always have Great Memories that he gave me and shared with me. I will miss him......



Uncle Vic wasn't just a Great Uncle but a Great Man from the Greatest Generation. I will always have Great Memories that he gave me and shared with me. I will miss him......



I was not informed that Granpa Vic passed away until I search his name online. I had a horrible feeling when I called his number but couldn't reach him. I will always remember how good he was to my grandma and how much he loved her and how she loved him. I'm sad that no one informed us of his passing. I Will share the late news with friends and family. Myja Mahoney



Grandpa Vic had 2 step children (Kate and Tom Thorpe) through marriage and 2 grandchildren, Myja Mahoney and Aaron Dinnison. He is also missed by 5 great grandchildren, Thomas, Rebecca, Lindsay, Sophia and Mae.  He and Grandma Iola are missed terribly!



Grandpa Vic had 2 step children (Kate and Tom Thorpe) through marriage and 2 grandchildren, Myja Mahoney and Aaron Dinnison. He is also missed by 5 great grandchildren, Thomas, Rebecca, Lindsay, Sophia and Mae. He and Grandma Iola are missed terribly!