Louise F. Frost, a former longtime Rye resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 5, 2020 at her son’s home in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91.
Born and raised in Detroit, she graduated from Cooley High School and the University of Michigan, where she majored in Music, with a focus on classical string instruments.
She was self-taught and proficient in piano, guitar, and ukulele, had a marvelous singing voice, and composed and recorded dozens of her own songs in addition to maintaining a large repertoire of popular folk and country songs.
For most of her life, from 1957 to 2012, Mrs. Frost lived in Rye, where she will be remembered for her kindness and friendship, as well as her charity work with the Woman’s Club of Rye and United Hospital. She was happiest when doing things for others — performing songs, raising resources for good causes, and making people laugh with her gentle wit, humorous notes, and homemade greeting cards.
She was also a sportswoman who enjoyed badminton, tennis, golf, deep-sea fishing, and shotgun competition.
Her husband, Jim Frost, predeceased her. They were married for 56 years. She is survived by her brother, Richard Leonard of New York City; her sons Jeff (Susan) of Chapel Hill, and Matt (Sue) of Boston; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were private. Charitable contributions in Louise Frost’s memory may be made to the Woman’s Club of Rye (https://www.womansclubofrye.org).