G. Larry Fryer1944 ~ 2012George Lawrence (LARRY) Fryer passed away on January 18, 2012 in Sandy, Utah, from metastatic melanoma.Larry was born on June 24, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, to Lawrence Laverne and Gertrude Edith Fryer. A couple of years later, a younger brother joined the family, Richard Eugene Fryer.Larry represented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the gorgeous frozen northland of Finland.Larry was awarded a B.S. degree at Brigham Young University, in Elementary School Education. Next he returned to his beloved Southern California and taught fifth grade for three years in Cypress, Orange County, California. Taking a year's leave of absence, he completed the requirements for a M.Ed. Degree at Brigham Young University, majoring in Curriculum Development. For three years, he taught First Grade in the Jordan School District, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was appointed Principal of Copperview Elementary school in the same district for four years.He married Jacque Bell in the Salt Lake Temple on June 12, 1976. He and Jacque moved to Athens, Georgia, and earned a Ph.D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia.Larry was appointed Principal of Westland Elementary School for eight years. During this time Christopher Lawrence Fryer joined the family. While assigned to Lone Peak Elementary for seven years, Emilee Elizabeth Fryer joined the family. He concluded his educational career in the Central Administrative Office as the Elementary Language Arts Consultant for the 58 elementary schools in the District. He retired in 2005The sound of Larry's infectious laughter could be heard wherever he went. He loved people and tried always to lift and encourage and support those around him. As principal he was known for remembering almost all of his students by name, and was loved by them as well.Larry was very active in the LDS Church and had many opportunities to grow and serve in teaching and leadership callings. His tesitmony of the Savior meant everything to him.Larry is preceded in death by his father and brother. He is survived by his mother, wife Jacque, children Christopher and Emilee and by two grandchildren, Brynlee and Jack Fryer.In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that you donate generously to your local elementary school, earmarking your moneys toward proven successful student reading achievement programs, and/or LDS Philanthropies (ldsp.org , or 1-800-525-8074).Funeral services will be Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at the Sandy Granite 8th Ward, 9245 Quail Run Drive (2360 E.). Viewings will be held Friday from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 S. and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:45 am at the ward. Online condolences may be made at www.larkincares.com