Georgia Fraker

Georgia Fraker

A longtime Forks resident, Georgia Fraker, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Port Angeles on May 24, 2015.

She was born to Roy Brittain and Doris (Knight) Brittain on December 7, 1922, in Tonasket, Washington.

She moved to the Olympic Peninsula as a very young girl and attended Forks schools, graduating from Forks High School.

She eventually married Elmer Vincent Fraker in Port Angeles. Sadly, Elmer passed away in 1999.

Georgia was never more alive than when she was preparing meals for and dining with her family. Salmon fishing with her husband, Elmer, was also a favorite as were laughing at jokes with her sisters, rooting on her Mariners and Seahawks, and organizing and cooking Harvest Dinners at the Forks Congregational Church.

She loved singing at the church (and in her kitchen) and enjoyed time spent contributing to the casino. Traveling with and to see her family, and doting on her many grandchildren were joys to be remembered

Always up for anything with a smile on her face, she had a wonderful sense of humor and was never above laughing at herself.

She was a very warm, caring and generous woman who will be missed by all who were mothered by her. She was an optimist with a positive attitude toward life and death.

As she was fading away, she said: “I have to tell my sisters about this.”

Her last words were: “Did you get something to eat?”

Georgia is survived by her sons, George (Judy) Fraker, Ron (Michelle) Fraker and Randy Fraker; daughter Sherry (Bert) Seelye; stepdaughter JoAnn (Don) Cook; sisters Dolly Kanig, Doreen St. Clair and Joann (Jack) Campbell; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Fraker; sisters Virginia Bakken, LaMona Smith and Bonnie Hehr (Gossage), brothers Vernon and Don Brittain, and stepson Jim Fraker.

The family would like to thank the volunteers and nurses who provided such wonderful hospice care in her last days.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Please make memorial contributions to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.