Elizabeth Izora Fries 78 of Harrison passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Michigan Medicine University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Elizabeth was born August 20, 1942 in rural Harrison the daughter of Ellsworth Miller and Esta (Price) Miller. Liz graduated from Harrison High School in 1960. After graduating high school, Liz attended Mid Michigan Community College. Liz was united in marriage to Mr. Francis Fries in 1966 in Harrison. Mr. Fries preceded Elizabeth in death the year of 2008.
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Mrs. Fries has resided in the Harrison community her entire life. She retired from Amble School of rural Harrison in 2001 after 25 years as a Teachers Aide. Liz was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Harrison and Harrison TOPS. Liz loved children, she continued helping children with reading and school for many years after her retirement. Liz’s love for Jesus Christ and her family for unconditional. She enjoyed cooking, canning and enjoying the fruits of her labor, brewing a fresh cup of coffee, sharing many conversations with family and friends with the guarantee that it would not be boring, playing and cheating at cards, chewing out her partner for loosing the game. Liz demanded every kid, grandchild or friend the importance of washing your hands, and helping her with chores, as there was always something to do. If you were close to Liz, your name was: Kim, Carol, Cheree or whatever the hell your name is.
Surviving Mrs. Fries are her two daughters; Kimberly Graham and husband Kevin of Clare, Michigan and Cheree Tuttle of Gillette, Wyoming, seven grandchildren; Jeremy, Jordan, Janiece, Jessica, Nathaniel, Joshua and Joel, many great-grandchildren two sisters; Carol Beggs and husband Jerry of Crossville, Tennessee and Shirley Croff of Hastings, Michigan, two brothers; Larry Miller and wife Marti of Gladwin, Michigan and George Miller and wife Kathy of Clare, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and her special long-time friend, Gary Haskell of Harrison. Liz also was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Mildred and Dorothy and six brothers; William, John, Richard, Paul, Ervin and James.
Life Celebration services honoring Mrs. Fries will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from Cedar Crest Cemetery, Harrison. Inurnment will immediately follow services at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Liz may be considered to; Harrison District Library, 105 East Main Street, Harrison, Michigan 48625 or Harrison Community Schools Library Fund, 420 West Spruce Street, Harrison, Michigan 48625. To share an online memory or condolence with Liz’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mrs. Fries and her family is entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.