Jennifer Beck Fry ’84 died of leiomyosarcoma on October 20, 2009, at home in Monterey, California.
She was born on September 5, 1962, in Oakland, Cal., and prepared for college at York School in Monterey. She worked as a photographer at the Defense Language Institute, where she met her future husband, Chris Fry. Together they founded a photo lab, Fry Photographics, and she wrote essays for the Monterey County Herald. She closed the business after her husband died of a heart attack in 2005. The following year, she opened Never on a Sunday, which was voted “best gift shop in Monterey County” for three straight years. She loved to travel to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Mexico and Europe, but her favorite destination was the Greek Islands. She is survived by her mother, Julie Work Beck, and her father, Ted Beck; a brother, Stuart Beck; and a sister, Alison Beck.