Camille Fry Wilde passed away on August 29, 2014 in Morgan, Utah due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. She was the youngest of five children born to Richard and Nina Hess Fry on May 13, 1928, in Morgan, Utah. Camille graduated from Morgan High School in 1946 where she loved being a part of the band and choir, and she served as the student body vice president.
Camille married her high school sweetheart Reed Wilde on April 7, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple. The couple made their home in Croydon where they raised their 6 children. Reed worked with the sheep and cows while Camille provided the meals for countless hay haulers, sheepherders, dockers, and vagabonds.
Camille developed a love for the piano and began taking lessons at age 9. She would practice for hours and became an accomplished pianist. By the time she was 15, she could sight read and play any piece of music placed before her. She played the piano and organ for several Morgan High School musicals, countless funerals, and hundreds of performers. Camille taught piano lessons for 70 years to over a thousand students from Summit and Morgan Counties.
Besides her love of the piano, Camille loved to knit, crochet, and especially tatting. She would create hand-made tatted cards for special occasions and gave them to family and friends. She loved to quilt and she made a quilt for each one of her granddaughters. She loved to travel, even though she dreaded flying. She loved road trips, but hated heavy traffic. She enjoyed compiling family histories and published several books. She had a contagious personality and was extremely witty and funny, sometimes even unintentionally. She had an impeccable memory and would share numerous stories about the past. She loved trivia and always watched Jeopardy to play along with the contestants.
Camille served in various callings and capacities in the Croydon Ward. She was Primary President for over 25 years. She was the organist and played the piano in every ward she lived in. Camille and Reed served a mission in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. They also served as Ogden Temple Workers for 12 years. She was member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Culturettes Club and she loved to participate in both of these groups.
Camille is survived by her children: Kelly (Fayette), Manila, UT; Eric (Nancy), Croydon, UT; Evelyn (Greg) Jones, Gilbert, AZ; Sherolyn (Mel) Gause, Allen, TX; Jamie (Dana), Morgan, UT; daughter in law (Kristi Wilde Ostler), Hooper, UT; 22 grandchildren and 56 Great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Reed, her son Marcus, her parents, her brothers Harold, Milton, and George Fry, and her sister Florence Mae Fry Richins.
The family would like to thank the Family Tree Assisted Living and Encompass Home Health and Hospice for all the loving care and the many caregivers who have devoted their time and kindness in the care of Camille.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday September 2, 2014 between 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary Morgan, UT and on Wednesday September 3, 2014 between 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the Morgan Stake Center. Funeral services will be held at the Morgan Stake Center at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Croydon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.