Dorothy N. Fry

Dorothy Fry, 87, of Ashburn, VA, passed away on December 12, 2017 in Leesburg, VA.

Dottie was born in Washington, DC to Margaret and Deomont Nichols on May 16, 1930.

Dottie was an avid painter.  Over her life, Dottie created several hundred paintings, and many of them still hang in her family‚Äôs homes today. In addition to painting, Dottie loved to garden and tended to her plants and flowers year-round.  She particularly loved the sunflowers provided to her by the Sweet Virginia Foundation. Dottie loved to spend time with her 13 grandchildren and especially enjoyed spending the holidays with her family.

She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Otto E. Fry, and survived by her sister, Elaine Oliver, brother, Michael Nichols, and her eight children, Paulette Schwarting, Jennifer Upton, Brian Schwarting, Daniel Schwarting, Marianne Layne, Stephen Fry, Cynthia Maring and Christopher Fry.

Services will be held at Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St, Herndon, VA on December 19th at 10:30 am.  Internment will follow at 1:00 pm at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Sweet Virginia Foundation.  Visit for additional information.