Gary E. Frey

Gary E. Frey passed away of natural causes on Dec. 21, 2022.

Gary E. Frey

Gary E. Frey passed away of natural causes on Dec. 21, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rita Frey and their six children: Debbra Warren of Aberdeen, Catherine Frey of Costa Rica, Gary F. Frey of Olympia, Stacey Duniphin of Aberdeen, Kyle Frey of Jacksonville and Joseph Frey of Ephrata; seven grandchildren (Jaime Heise-Murphy, Shayne Jasper, Donnie Frey, Aaron Jasper, Christopher Frey, Paige Frey and Camden Frey) and five great-grandchildren (Samarah Jasper, Jasper Heise, Teiley Heise, Quinleigh Murphy and Chelsea Marie Smith).

At the beginning of his career as a wrestling coach, Gary won three state titles in his five years at Moses Lake High School, with a record of 129-1.

In 1965, Gary moved his family to Grays Harbor County, where Gary was an English professor at Grays Harbor College, and started the first Grays Harbor College wrestling program. There his record was 253-47, winning 11 State Junior College titles.

In 1969 Gary started his company, Suplay Products, and was the President and CEO of Suplay Products and Wrestler’s World.

Gary was inducted into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 1987, the Grays Harbor Hall of Fame in 1999, the National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Service to Wrestling award in 2007, and later became an honorary inductee into the Moses Lake High School Coaches Hall of Fame.

Gary was a resident of Grays Harbor for 54 years before moving back to Moses Lake where he lived with his wife, Rita.

There will be a Mass and celebration of life at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 200 N. Dale Road in Moses Lake on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. A second celebration of life will be held in Aberdeen, Washington at the Elks Lodge, 1712 S. Boone St. at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18.