We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Petty Funeral Home
Helen Louise "Weezie" Van Liew Frohlich passed away peacefully on September 5, 2022 at the age of 91 at the Landrum Hospice House. Weezie was born August 19, 1931 in Greenwich, CT to Barbara Ferris Van Liew and Harry Van Liew. She is preceded in death by her parents; her oldest son, John Bommer Frohlich; a niece, Anne Van Liew Walbrun; and her ex-husband Emil Frohlich. Surviving are two sons, Erich Frohlich (Libby) of Landrum, SC; Michael Frohlich (Cindy) of Landrum, SC; four grandchildren, Matthew Frohlich of Moab, UT, Mitchell Frohlich of Landrum, SC, Heather Vance of Mauldin, SC, Ashley Kinney (Charles) of Waynesville, NC; four great grandchildren, Sophia and Ty Vance and Indigo and Violet Kinney; two brothers, A.B. Van Liew (Fran) of Providence, RI; Jeff Van Liew (LIbby) of Smithtown, Long Island, NY; a nephew Brad Van Liew (Amy) of Charleston, SC; two nieces Camilla Meek (Kevin) of Charleston, SC and Elizabeth Bennette of Providence, RI; plus several cousins. Special mention, her best friend Linda Lee Reynolds of Tryon, NC; and the Lawrence and Leila Hyder family, of Landrum, SC, especially Steve Hyder who was a true friend and helped care for Weezie during the last few years.
Weezie graduated Old Fields School in Glencoe, MD and attended Child Education Foundation in NYC. She served in the Marines as an air traffic controller and was Honorably discharged. She moved to Landrum, SC in 1955 with her husband Emil Frohlich. They divorced in 1972. Weezie was a Life Member of the Colonial Dames, volunteered as jump judge of Tryon Riding and Hunt Club, helped start and organize the Tryon Foot Beagles, Friends of Fence, a docent for Tryon Historical Museum and worked as an EMT for ST. Luke's Hospital. She met Mel Fisher in Key West and helped him and his crew with the salvage of the Atocha ship wreck. Weezie loved people and travel and did some extensive traveling over her lifetime. She was one of a kind and will be missed by her family and friends.
To sum up Weezie's life is: "Life's journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting Holy Shit.... What a Ride!"
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 3:00pm at Petty Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Foothills Humane Society, 989 Little Mountain Road., Columbus NC 28722 or to P3 Retail for Rescue, 112 E Rutherford St, Landrum, SC 29356.