Helen Louise Frohlich
Published 9:26 am Thursday, September 8, 2022
Landrum— 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 from 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 shipwreck. 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 3:00 pm 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.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory