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Elsie Elizabeth Fried

Elsie Elizabeth Fried, age 101, of Mena, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at home.  She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1916 to Walter A. and Etta L. Robinson Moreau in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Elsie was a Godly woman and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Faith, church, and her family were always of utmost importance to her. She loved working with mission trips and spending time with her grandchildren. Elsie enjoyed needlework, quilting, and china painting. Elsie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. David Fried; one brother, Roger Moreau; and two sisters, Irma Moreau and Joy Dickenson.

Elsie is survived by her two sons, Bruce Fried of Lubbock, Texas and Vance Fried of Stillwater, Oklahoma; her daughter, Martha Martin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Kathryn Hill of Cave Creek, Arizona, Michael Martin of Norman, Oklahoma, Lauren Fried of Denver, Colorado, Regan Settles of Charleston, South Carolina, and David Fried of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM with Brother Roger Bishop officiating with Interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday, August 18, 2017 from 5-7 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Hospice Promise Foundation in care of Ouachita Regional Hospice at 1106 S. Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

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