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.