Tracie Allyn Frye King
Tracie Allyn Frye King, age 55 of Goodyear, AZ died July 31, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born May 20, 1962 to Kermit and Judith Grey Frye in Albuquerque, NM. Tracie was a thespian at El Dorado High School class of 1980. She attended college at Eastern New Mexico University and graduated from Fresno Pacific University. She was a Corpsman in the US Navy from 1983 to 1984. Tracie worked as a school teacher. She continued her love of acting as a Community Theatre Raisin Cain Player. She was a member of the Kingsburg, CA Women’s Club as well as a member of the Kingsburg First Baptist Church.
No more pain for Tracie, but we must endure the ache. Tracie was a shining light in so many lives. If one needed help with planning an event, Tracie was definitely the go-to person. She loved the challenge of making arrangements from anything to a simple birthday party for a two-year old to making all the arrangements for the wedding of a 26-year old daughter. To Tracie, life was all about family. If you were part of Tracie’s family, you knew it. She never forgot a birthday or an anniversary or a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Tracie loved bestowing gifts on her family. I know of no one who ALWAYS selected the perfect gift for the occasion. It wasn’t always just one gift, either; she seemed to incorporate small gifts that complemented the main present.
Tracie’s love was unending and her faith unwavering. Her love of God had never been stronger.
Tracie loved EVERY family member. Those loved included cousins no matter how far removed. Her uncles and aunts would know they were special in her heart. Her parents knew her endless love. Even in her final moments and through her agonizing pain, she expressed how much she loved everyone. No sibling could have been more cherished. Tracie’s love and loyalty for her husband went unmatched. In Tracie’s heart and eyes, she adored her children and would share her feelings of such pride in her actions and words to anyone who would take a moment to listen. Of all the love she doled out, none can compare to her love of her two sweet granddaughters. They knew her as Nana-Banana and she was especially overjoyed to have that title. All who knew her will have an emptiness in their mind, body and soul; those two very young granddaughters won’t understand that emptiness, but will know that Nana-Banana won’t be far away and Nana-Banana will shine her light of love on them forever.
It is with Amazing Grace that Tracie has entered this world and touched so many people with her love. And it is with Amazing Grace that we cherish her memory and look forward to being with her again.
Tracie is survived by her husband, Anthony Randall King; daughter, Lindsay Leigh King Smith and her husband Wayne Patrick Smith; granddaughters, Kennedy Leigh and Samantha Ellie Smith; son, Jordan Anthony King; parents, Kermit and Judith Frye; sister, Laurie Beth Frye; brother, K. Scott Frye and his wife Sylvia Rose; many nieces and nephews and a sweet dog companion, Gracie. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Louella Grey who died on the same date (July 31) in 1994. Tracie has joined all her grandparents that preceded her. The family suggests that donations be made in honor of Tracie to Liver and Kidney foundations of your choice.