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Full Text of SR0033  97th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Miriam B. Fry; and
4    WHEREAS, Miriam Fry was born in 1917 in Wheeling; after
5spending her early childhood in Wheeling, she graduated from
6Arlington Heights High School in 1935; as a teenager, she moved
7with her family to Naperville, where she attended North Central
8College, worked at North Central's library, and received her
9bachelor's degree in English in 1939; and
10    WHEREAS, After college, Miriam Fry moved to Detroit, where
11her husband, Arthur, was a research physicist for General
12Motors; following the death of her husband, she moved from
13Detroit back into her parents' home in Naperville, where she
14immediately went looking for work at the local library; and
15    WHEREAS, Miriam Fry served as the director of the Nichols
16Library in Naperville for 34 years until her retirement in
171984; during her tenure, she performed an extensive update of
18the library's files, ordered thousands of new books, and
19created an audiovisual department; she was instrumental in
20automating the library's card system after the purchase of the
21library's first computers in the early 1980s; she also helped
22push through a referendum measure for a new 63,000-square-foot



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1library, which opened at Jefferson and Jackson Avenues in
2Naperville in 1986; and
3    WHEREAS, Miriam Fry was preceded in death by her husband,
4Arthur; and
5    WHEREAS, Miriam Fry is survived by her sons, Gary and
6James; her brother, Rollin Bubert; her 6 grandchildren; and her
711 great-grandchildren; therefore, be it
9ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
10her family and friends, the passing of Miriam B. Fry; and be it
12    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
13presented to the family of Miriam Fry as an expression of our