Carolyn “June” (Glanville) Frison, 87, Laramie,
died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Mountain
Towers Healthcare in Cheyenne.
She was born in Crosby
on April 9, 1924. No evidence remains of Crosby,
located between Thermopolis and Kirby,
although at that time, it was home to an estimated 1,100 people. The Crosby mine flooded in the early
1930s and the Glanville family moved to
the Ten Sleep area in 1935 and built a home in Ten Sleep Canyon. Her only sibling, William Glanville, was killed in an
accident in 1940 just after graduating from
high school. She graduated from Ten
Sleep High School in 1942. She worked briefly at a defense plant in Tooele, Utah,
in 1942 at which time, a girlfriend convinced her to her come to Washington, D.C.,
where she secured a position as secretary in the Pentagon, a part of her life of which she was extremely proud. She returned to the Ten Sleep area after the war
where, in 1946, she met and married a former
classmate, George Frison, who had just returned from the Navy. They stayed
on the Frison family ranch at Ten Sleep until
1962, at which time he returned to school. After two years at the University
of Wyoming and three years at
graduate school in Ann Arbor,
Mich., the couple returned to Wyoming
in 1967 when a position opened up at the University of Wyoming for an anthropologist.
She particularly enjoyed life at UW. She
helped her husband on summer research projects
where she became a highly accomplished field cook and camp manager.
She loved travel and followed her husband to
regional, national and international meetings.
She especially enjoyed 1980 when he was on a year’s fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington,
loved the Big Horn
Mountains and especially, Ten Sleep
Canyon. She was equally fond of
wildflowers and playing bridge. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Carol Glanville; and her brother,
William Glanville. She is survived by her husband, George Frison, of Laramie; and her daughter, Carol Placek, of Tucson, Ariz.
At her request, cremation has taken place
and no services are planned although a memorial
is being planned at a later date. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Affiliation of Wyoming,
P.O. Box 1493, Casper,
WY 82602.To send condolences or to sign
the online guest book, go to www.montgomerystryker.com