MALTA-Florence J. Frye 96, a homemaker, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska while visiting family.

    The family will receive friend at 7:00 P.M. on Wed., April 12 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 13 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Florence was born April 20, 1920 in Sun Prairie, Mt to Henry and Mary Marie (Kliewer) Baeth. At the young age of 12, she lost her mother, requiring her to become a responsible adult overnight. Florence and her older sister Helen took turns, one day going to school, the next day tending to their younger siblings. Along with those responsibilities they worked the fields with their father, tended the sheep, and managed the household.

    Once her siblings were older, Florence continued on with her education, receiving her nursing degree and working at the Malta Hospital. On January 11, 1947, Florence married Isaac Manson Frye at the Little White Church in Malta. In the spring of that year they moved to their ranch on Beaver Creek South of Malta where there son, Bob, was born. During these years, Florence, Manson, Bob, Theresa, and their kids were blessed to establish a four generation ranch. She was known for being a wonderful cook. Her door was always open, and everyone’s plate was full. Florence made many quilts for her family. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and many other crafts. She was a true homemaker, raising a big garden and canning all her vegetables. She took great pride in her flowers and truly was gifted with a green thumb. In 2002, Manson and Florence retired and moved to Malta.

    Florence is survived by her son Bob (Theresa) Frye, granddaughter, Miranda (Matt) Hencz, great-granddaughters, Gracee & Hallee of Havre, grandson Wesley (Amy) Frye, great-grandchildren Riley and Aubrey of Whitman, Nebraska; brother Roy Baeth. She was preceded in death by her father Henry Baeth, mother Marie Kliewer, husband Isaac Manson Frye, brothers Walter, Calvin, Irvin and infant Alan Baeth, sisters Helen Wiederrick and Pauline Larum and infant daughter, Janet Faye Frye.

Guest book

From: Diane F Smith

My sincere condolences to Florence's family.
She was a lovely lady, and so kind and friendly to everyone.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

From: Jesse Blunt

Our hear felt feelings go out to your family at this time. She was a very special lady, that will be missed.

Ftom: Karen Boos

Bob and Theresa my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

From: Sharon Kindle

Such a quiet elegant lady; true friend to my mother; hidden talents I didn't know of such being a nurse.
Her smile was genuine and warm.
Enjoy your new home as you enter the heavenly gates.

From: Emily Arthun

My condolences to the Frye family. I remember Florence teaching us how to dance at the First Creek Hall.

From: Kyle & Jade Salveson & family

So sorry to hear of your loss. You have all been in our thoughts and prayers. Florence was such a kind hearted and wonderful lady.

From: Nancy Larum

Bob, Theresa, Miranda, Wesley and family,
I have so many memories of Aunt Florence - wonderful holiday dinners with tables overflowing with food, the hospitality she extended towards all who visited her, spending summer days with her driving down to the garden at their ranch, overnight stays where she would put in rag curlers in my hair to make me beautiful (an impossible task, but she never stopped trying!). She always spoke her mind, but lived her life with grace and elegance. She was an amazing role model for me and I am so thankful that she was my aunt and an important part of my life. My condolences and prayers are with you.

From: Brenda Nessland

So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will certainly be missed, but your were so blessed to have her for such a long time.

From: Don Robinson

Sorry to hear about Florence. I just got word today. Please accept our condolences and prayers. From our family to yours: Be blessed today. God has all things in hand.

From: Garry, Beth & Emma Casebolt

Our sincere condolences for the passing of your mother Bob. God Bless

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