Frank S. Fraga

By From page A2 | February 01, 2013

Frank Fraga

March 25, 1925 — Jan. 18, 2013

Born in Oakland, Calif., Frank graduated from Castlemont High School and went on to honorably serve with the Navy Sea Bees stationed in the Pacific Islands during World War II. When he returned from active duty in 1945 he married his high school sweetheart, Lavonne, in 1946. In 1960 he moved his family from Castro Valley to Placerville. It was here where Frank became a land developer and builder. Later in life he created a Christmas tree farm in Pleasant Valley, raised Koi fish and became a master woodworker and furniture builder.

Frank was a man of integrity, honesty and humor. He will be fondly remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit. With the professional and gentle care of Snowline Hospice, he fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lavonne; daughters, Bev Fraga and Lucille Beever; grandchildren, Chris Gamble, Amy Gamble, Mandy Gamble, Wayne Underwood and Scott Underwood; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Gamble and Halley Daugherty.

Per his request no services will be conducted. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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