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Alice June Frye of Oxnard, went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 7, 2024, having suffered from atrial fibrillation and other heart-related issues. You may know Alice June Frye as June since she has gone by her middle name since she was young. June was born on June 24, 1927 in Bolivar, Missouri, to Morton Harrison Kearney and Florence Elizabeth Kearney. Alice June Kearney was married to Clyde David Frye in 1947. At the time of Clyde’s death in 2013, they had been married for 66 years. June truly enjoyed her life for the last 6 years in the Memory Care area of Atria Assisted Living in Camarillo where she had many compassionate care givers.
June’s passions in life were many, including serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, cooking, sewing and lifetime learning. She had only an 8th grade education in Bolivar, Missouri, but continued her education throughout her lifetime. June was heavily involved in her community and church. After graduating from the 8th grade she was employed as a Bolivar telephone operator. In her very young years, to have money for Christmas, she and her family “plucked turkeys”. She worked sorting lemons at the Sunkist packing plant after moving to California in 1953. Later she was employed at Oxnard Union High School District where she worked cooking, then managing the Cafeteria at Rio Mesa High School. June was also the Area Director for the California Food Service Association, as well as the El Rio Precinct Voting Supervisor for many years. She was awarded the Superintendent’s Inspirational Service Award and the Management Meritorious Service Award, among other honors and awards. June retired from Oxnard Union High School District in 1992 after 31 years with the District. Since her retirement, the Rio Mesa High School cafeteria has been designated the “June Frye Cafeteria” to celebrate her service there as the first manager of that facility. After retirement June was still very busy caring for others. She served Bethany Chapel Assembly of God as the Women’s Ministries President, and as Church Treasurer. She assisted with many weddings, funerals and potluck dinners at Bethany Chapel, and cooked for her friends and family whenever possible.
June is survived by her daughters: Joyce Christian, and Judy McGee and husband Bob; grandchildren: Jason Wrede and wife Joanna, Rebekah Allred and partner Morgan Savage, Diona Morse and husband Leonard, Michael Haddock, and Tim Haddock and wife Anna; great grandchildren, Kathleen Duke and husband Austin, Ruth Morse, Aron Morse, Alice Haddock, Teddy Haddock and Tommy Haddock; great-great grandson, Daniel Duke, as well as her niece, Barbara June Sullivan, and many extended family members and friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Frye; son, Donald; parents, Morton Harrison and Florence Elizabeth Kearney; and sister, Mary Jonietz-Sullivan, as well as several nephews and other family members.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14 at Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N. A St., Oxnard. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 15 at Bethany Chapel Assembly of God Church, 1076 Stroube St., Oxnard, with a reception immediately following. After the reception, the graveside service will take place at 2:00 p.m. at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. All are welcome to come and celebrate June’s life with the family.