Frances Fried Wainwright went to be with her Lord on December 27, 2017. Frances was born on July 18, 1927, to Harry and Hilda McKay of rural Harmony.
Frances graduated from Harmony High School in 1945 and then attended business college in Winona, Minn. While working as a bookkeeper at a department store in Winona, she met her future husband, Myron Fried. They were married on March 3, 1948, in Decorah, Iowa. They had one daughter, Lisa. They moved to Tuscon, Ariz., from Winona, in 1954 and Frances worked at a Sears store there for 39 years before retiring in 1993. In 2002, Frances married Maurice “Dick” Wainwright.
Frances is survived by her husband Dick, daughter Lisa (Mark) Heltemes of Vail, Ariz., grandsons Jason and Joshua Gyarmathy of Tucson, Ariz., great-grandson Peter, step great-grandson Charlie, sisters Marjorie (Adrian) Johnson of Silver Bay, Minn., Marilyn Ludens of Harmony, brother Chester McKay of Harmony, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Myron in 1983, her parents Harry and Hilda (Peterson) McKay, sisters Donna McKay, Phyllis Coffman and Harriet Benjamin, brothers-in-law Bob Coffman and Bill Benjamin.
A memorial service was held on January 13, 2018, at Immanual Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz., and burial was in the church cemetery.