Obituary for Emily Kathryn Fry LeBaron

Emily Kathryn Fry LeBaron passed away peacefully on April 19, 2021, at the Haven of Safford nursing home, after a year-long battle with breast cancer. After many months of restricted visits due to COVID-19, her family was able to be with her on the day she passed.

Kathy was born on Sept. 13, 1952, in Pittsburg Pennsylvania to Thomas A. Scott and Charlene (Jere) Jarvis Scott. The family moved to Thatcher several years later, where she spent her childhood and attended Thatcher Schools and Eastern Arizona College.

Emily Kathryn Fry LeBaron

Kathy was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved to render service to anyone in need. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly as evidenced by their many pictures in her home. Kathy was very headstrong but had a loving heart which was witnessed by those close to her and those whom she had just met.

Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Jere; her father, Thomas; brother, Thomas; sister, Marilyn, and her son, Doug Fry Jr.

She is survived by her brother, Gary (Dee) Scot; her children, Mary Fry, Hyrum (Val) Fry, and Sam (Rachel) Fry, and eight grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Street Chapel located at 3610 W. Church St. in Thatcher.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at

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