Emma Frye, age 78, of Gatesville passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at a local hospital.
Funeral services will be 1:00p.m., Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Crosby officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 8:00p.m., Monday, January 31, 2011 at the funeral home.
Emma was born on January 16, 1933 in Gatesville, Texas to Anderson and Pearl Ortega Sr. She went to school and was raised in Gatesville. She married Leroy Frye on September 7, 1956. She worked at Fort Hood in the Library for 26 years. She also worked for the State Prison System in Gatesville for 6 years. She loved her family dearly and had a special gift for decorating at Christmas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Liley Mao and Georgia Onzo.
Emma is survived by her husband, Leroy Frye of 54 years; son, Joe Frye; daughter, Virginia Miller; brother, Anderson Ortega Jr. and wife, Janie; grandchildren, Angel, Cole, Mathew, Tiffany and John; and great-grandchildren, Julianne and Anson.