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Denise Frey


Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 10:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:35 a.m. CDT

Denise Frey, 61, of Creston died March 20, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Mary O’Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family of Denise and Leon Frey. Online condolences may be left at

Denise Ann Frey, daughter of Betty Jean (Hoffman) and Wendell Paul Brown, was born Aug. 14, 1952, in Creston.

Denise graduated from Creston High School in 1970.

In June 1971, Denise married Richard Allen Quinn in Creston. They settled in Creston where she worked for Gits Manufacturing for a short time.  They later divorced.

On April 17, 1977, Denise married Leon Frey at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

They lived in Creston, where she worked as a crossing guard for Irving Elementary for many years. She also worked as caretaker staff for special needs people in the area, before she began working at Greater Regional Hospital and hospice for the last several years, retiring in 2013.

Leon died the day after Denise on March 21, 2014.

Denise is survived by her children, Donovan Brown of Tarkio, Mo., Jona Hutson of Shenandoah, Kara Moulin of Grimes, Amanda Quinn of Creston and Lindsey Frey-Woollums of Afton; brother David Smith of Ithaca, N.Y.; sisters, Darcy (husband Maynard) Miller of West Point, Miss., Deanne “Annie” Fry of Cambria, Calif., and Dori (husband Dan) Voss of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother-in-law Robert (wife Rita) Frey of Afton; sister-in-law Donna Marlin of Creston and 11 grandchildren.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents.

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