Donald Frazier

Donald W. Frazier, engineer, 86

Donald W. Frazier, formerly of Vashon Island, died Feb. 5, 2002, of congestive heart failure. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Frazier was born May 22, 1915, to Clyde and Lela Gilbert Frazier. He married Olive York in Rantoul, Ill. on Dec. 26, 1941.

He graduated from high school in Portland and attended Lewis and Clark College and the University of Oregon. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He served in the Army’s medical corps in England during World War II.

He then worked as a mechanical engineer for Boeing for 17 years and then for Steel Structures in Eugene until retiring in 1974.

His interests included gardening and woodworking. He enjoyed playing the organ and the piano and spending time with his family.

Mr. Frazier was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Slidell, La., and the First Baptist Church in Eugene.

He lived in Portland, Seattle, Renton, Wash., and Huntsville, Ala., and Slidell before moving to Eugene.

Survivors include his wife, five daughters, Sharron Palmer, Bonnie Raume, Jacqueline Lorance and Elaine Ericksen, all of Vashon, and Diana Wahlman of Shingletown, Calif.; a son, Duane of Omak, Wash.; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. A granddaughter, Danielle Lorance, died earlier.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Vashon First Presbyterian Church.


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