Alfred “Al” Oriville Frye Sr., 78, of La Grande, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his residence. A viewing will be held at Loveland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm. A viewing will be held at the La Grande First Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 28, 2019, 9:00 - 9:45am, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00am. A potluck reception will take place after the service at the Friendship Center. Main dish and drinks will be provided. Contact Janice Curtiss at 360-601-8656 for more information.
Al was born October 6, 1940 in Grand Coulee, Washington to Alfred G. and Alice L. (Metz) Frye. He attended school in Outlook, Washington. He was married to his one true love Deanna (Durbin) Frye.
Al was employed by Weaver Construction and Mike Becker Construction before retiring. He enjoyed fishing at Draino and golfing at both La Grande Country Club and Buffalo Peak Golf Course. He also enjoyed watching baseball and softball and was a member of Elks Lodge.
Al is survived by his children, Alfred O. Frye, Jr. (Laura) of La Grande, Aaron L. Frye (Laurie) of La Grande, Teresa F. Michaels of Redding, CA, Janice I. Curtiss (James) of Vancouver, WA and Brad M. Frye (Amy) of Powell, WY; sisters, Sandra (Carl) Butler of Grandview, WA, Linda Allington of Richland, WA; brother, Randy (Dewanna) McIntosh of Vancouver, WA; aunts and uncles, Ethel Sharrock, Marie Geisiner, John Frye, Melvin Frye, Howard Adams, Leonard Adams, Wilson Frye and Dorothy Martin; 20 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 15 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred G. and Alice L. Frye; wife, Deanna D. (Durpin) Frye; brother, Melvin F. Frye; sons, Jeffery S. Frye and Brian G. Frye.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Blue Mountain Humane Association, 3212 Highway 30, La Grande, OR 97850.