Betty Darlene Frye, age 75, of Lovettsville, VA, went home to be with the Lord peacefully after a short bout with cancer on the evening of November 15, 2018.
She was the daughter of the late Mervin Lee “Bud” Lerch and Ethel Louise “Betty” Phillips Lerch. Darlene grew up on the family farm near Knoxville, MD. On November 4, 1961 she married the love of her life, Thomas Beverley “Tommy” Frye, they then lived in Leesburg until the family moved to Lovettsville, VA in 1972.
Along with her husband, Darlene was an award winning archer and prolific hunter. She hunted for large and small game throughout the United States and Canada. Darlene enjoyed cooking and baking and was often found in the kitchen, at home, on mission trips and in hunting camps. She was well known for the apple pies and apple dumplings she baked for her family and sold at local fairs. During her lifetime, Darlene found time to travel. The beaches of Ocean City, MD., Hawaii and Cancun, Mexico where at the top of her list. She also went on several mission trips with her church, The Worship Center, once to the Ukraine and several times to Mississippi (following hurricane Katrina).
Darlene is survived by her husband, Thomas Frye, daughters Beverly Arnold and Joanna (Paul) Poston, brother Donnie (Donna) Lerch, grandchildren Thomas “TJ” (Nina) Frye, Justin Loveless, Katie (Sky) Meashintubby, and Amanda (fiancé Drixsen) Poston, great-granddaughters Winola and Maybelle Frye, and a great-grandson on the way. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Betty Lerch, her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Frye, a brother Gene Lerch, son-in-law Rob Arnold, and great-granddaughter Sophia Grace Meashintubby.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA. The funeral will begin a 12 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Worship Center, 19227 Gleedsville Road, Leesburg, VA. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon following the funeral in the church fellowship hall.Internment will be held privately.Donations can be made to The Worship Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com