Judith Reed Board Frye
Wednesday 20th of January 1943 - Sunday 10th of October 2021
Judith Reed Board Frye, 78, passed away on October 10, 2021. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 20, 1943, to John William and Beatrice Sledd Board. She lived her whole life in Lexington and graduated from Lexington Catholic High School and the University of Kentucky with a degree in Interior Design. She worked in the Design Studios at Shillito’s (now Macy’s) for over 15 years, then with a partner purchased an existing business, DRC Fabrics Inc., where she worked for over 20 years until her retirement in 2014.
She was predeceased by her husband of over 26 years, Paul Joseph Frye and her only sibling, Carol Board McGurk (Jim).
She is survived by her wonderful family: brothers-in-law Jim McGurk (Jeri), David Frye (Paula), Fred Frye (Barbara) and their children. Nieces and nephews: Tim McGurk (Susan) and their children Drew and Patrick, Suzanne McGurk (Dave Azbill), Matt McGurk, Amy McGurk and her son, Matthew Gray, Beth Dugan (Mike) and their children Charlie and Evelyn, Davy Frye, Mike (Shirley) Frye and Lisa Randolph (Glenn).
She will miss being with her great groups of friends: her Lexington Catholic High School classmates, her Girls Night Out friends from Shillito’s, her Friday Happy Hour Group, the wonderful group of friends she met through Davy and Billianne Withers, and her dear friend Julie Rainey.
Huge thanks to Dr. Monty Metcalfe, Stephanie, and Amanda at St. Joseph’s Health Hematology/Oncology for their amazing care and to all the staff who were so wonderful.
Visitation will be at Milward-Broadway, 159 N. Broadway, in Lexington on Wednesday, October 13, from 1 to 3 PM. The service will begin at 3 PM and will be conducted by Deacon Joe Daugherty, who is a lifelong friend. A family graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery at 10 AM on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Lexington Humane Society, God’s Pantry or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research.
Judy was a fine lady and i always enjoyed and appreciated her involvement with the Decorator Showcase through DRC . Thanks may memories of happy times be of comfort to all.
julie mitchell raineysays
My dearest Judy, Every Kir Royale will be sipped in your honor....every though of Paris (and Y&R) will include you : ). We shared so many laughs, dinners, cards, texts, chats, parties....so very many happy memories. We didn't get around to writing that travel book...but now that you are on your greatest adventure yet....I'll borrow the title from that unwritten book for one last toast: Don't Forget to Look Behind You!.....those of us down here will miss you terribly. (BTW...Great photo!) All my love, Julie.
Deacon Joe (Buster) Daughertysays
My Hope For You Never waned I prayed this day would come and that you would turn from your pain and when you called, I had Father Dan call & come to anoint you with the sacrament, Anointing of the sick, freeing you from sin allowing you to rise on Eagle's Wings to your Heavenly bliss to embrace Paul with a long awaited Heavenly Kiss. Earth has no pain that heaven can't cure rest in peace May the Perpetual light shine upon you. I believe we all have another angel in heaven praying that we too will someday come to rest in God's eternal peace!
Judy was a real treasure - she worked with me at Shillito’s and we so enjoyed all our years of friendship together! She will be missed! 💔