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Bonnie Belle Frey, 89 - January 19, 2015

Bonnie Belle Frey, 89, of Stapleton, passed away Jan. 19, 2015, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte with Marcia Mapes officiating. Private family inurnment will be at Rosehill Cemetery near Callaway.
A reception is planned at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Stapleton Community Center. Those wishing to sign the register may do so from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Frey was born June 6, 1925, in Westwood, CA, to William Rankin and Nellie (Butler) Young. When she was a young girl, her parents moved to Callaway where she attended grade school. She attended high school in Paxton, where her mother taught school, and graduated from Stapleton High School.
In 1943 Bonnie moved to Washington, DC, working for the FBI as a finger print technician. She took great pride in working for J. Edgar Hoover. During this time she also attended modeling school.
On Dec. 1, 1945, she married Calvin Leroy Frey Sr. in Oberlin, KS. To this marriage 8 children were born.
Frey was a full-time mother raising her children, helping on the farm and attending her children’s sporting events. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress, an avid reader of history, politics and mysteries, an expert at crewelwork, a great storyteller and fascinated with family history and genealogy, family members said. When guests arrived at the couple’s home, they would be treated to a piece of Bonnie’s famous pies. She could take any fruit or filling, put it in her homemade crust and make the best pies, the family said.
?In her later years, the couple lived in Farragut, IA, Tabor, IA, and Arnold. After her husband’s death in 2007, Frey moved to Well Life Assisted Living in Kearney. In 2013, because of health problems, she moved to Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg to be closer to her family.
Frey was preceded in death by: her husband, Calvin Sr.; her parents; a brother, William Rankin III; and a nephew, Charles Young.
Survivors include: sons—Calvin (Judi) Frey Jr. of Gothenburg, Harry (Margaret Ann) Frey, Kent (Shirley) Frey, Mark (Traci) Frey, Darrin (Denise) Frey, all of Stapleton; daughters—Laurie (Pete) Wiley of Omaha, Cynthia (Gary) Wilhoit of Santa Rosa, CA, and Mardelle (Scott) Patterson of Dallas, TX; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Rape and Domestic Abuse Crisis Center in North Platte or the donor’s choice.