Ruth Lepisto Frazer
Ruth Lepisto Frazer was born June 4, 1917, Wakefield, Michigan, and died February 28, 2011, Honolulu, HI.
Ruth met her husband Bob in Ann Arbor Michigan at a dance, where she was introduced to him by her elder sister Mildred. Bob fell in love immediately with beautiful Ruth and asked her for a date. Later, after much persistence on Bob's part, Ruth agreed to a second date. They were married hurriedly in the beginning of the war on December 29, 1941 in Wakefield, resided in Rochester NY until their first child, Edward, was born and then left for California two months later. One of nine children, Ruth graduated from high school at age 16 and went to Ironwood Junior College. At age 50, while raising her children, she transferred her credits to California State University at Los Angeles and earned a teaching credential in 1970. She taught elementary school in Los Angeles until retirement. Ruth hosted countless family gatherings, potlucks and pool parties for her many friends and relatives at her home in La Canada, California. Ruth loved bargain shopping, water aerobics, Chinese brush painting, collecting dolls and making pasties. Most of all she loved her large family including best friends Dorothy Lepisto and Arlene King. She and Bob were married for 60 wonderful years.
In her later years, Ruth was cared for lovingly by her friends at Elderwise Senior Care in Seattle and Hale Nohea in Honolulu. She is survived by four siblings, five children, sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren (with one more on the way).
Daughter of Victor (d) and Mary Lepisto (d), sister of Dr. Victor Lepisto (d), Mildred Miles (d), Carl Lepisto, Walter Lepisto, Morris Lepisto (d), Paul Lepisto (d), Fern Dutemple and June Anderson. Wife to Robert Frazer, mother to Edward Frazer, Bonnie Town, Sherry Daniels, Laurie Haslund, Ronald Frazer, Donald Frazer and Douglas Frazer; grandmother to Gaylord Town, Jessamy Hornor, Lisa Pua Frazer, Arne Haslund, Luke Daniels, Felicia Harms, Will Daniels, Isaac Frazer, Lena Draper, Mia Town, Brady Daniels, Alex Town, Kelly Haslund, Mahina Barney-Frazer, Jenna Frazer and Robert Frazer; great-grandmother to Caleb Rael, Cassidy Dixon, Haley Dixon, Eva Hornor, Ella Town, AJ Harms, Elsa Hornor, Hazel Daniels, Wynn Daniels, Mina Hornor and of course, more on the way.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times