Leora V. Frohreich
Leora V. Frohreich, 91, passed away April 24, 2016 at Hillcrest Estate in Medford, Ore. She was born March 3, 1925 to John and Minnie Groner in Pontiac, Mich.
She graduated high school in Eugene, Ore., then worked as a telephone operator. She was a devoted wife to Walter Frohreich, whom she married in 1946. They were married for more than 60 years and raised five children in the Rogue Valley.
Leora and Walt were charter members of the Star Promenaders and avid square dancers. They helped with the annual square dance festival at Diamond Lake, where camping, square dancing, family, and friends all came together. They were also charter members of Ascension Lutheran Church, where Leora enjoyed being active with the Circle group. Leora was a dedicated member of TOPS OR 0195 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and met and maintained her goal since 1972. She loved to travel, play games, and camp with fellow square dancers. She cherished her time with family; many close friends; wonderful neighbors; and her beloved dog, Teddy.
She is survived by her four children, Gary (Monica) of Nevada City, Calif., Rick (Karen) of Medford, Ore., Kathy Brown of Ashland, Ore., and Sue (Raif) of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Leon Groner of Palm Desert, Calif.; seven loving grandchildren, Ali, Kelly, Megan, Shannon, Kristi, Jason, and Jonathan; 11 great-grandchildren; sister- in-law, Ruth Frohreich; nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walt; her sister, Jean Marie Morgan; and her son, John.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford, Ore. 97504 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church; the Medford Gospel Mission at 125 W. Jackson St., Medford, Ore., 97501; or Asante Hospice at 2960 Doctors Park Dr., Medford, Ore., 97504.
The family would like to thank Clara’s Care Home and the wonderful staff for their care and dedication. The support and services of the hospice nurses and chaplains were greatly appreciated. Arrangements by Memory Gardens Mortuary & Memorial Park 541-773-7338.