Virginia R. Fraser

June 12, 1922 - February 01, 2023

Virginia R. Fraser

June 12, 1922 - February 01, 2023


Virginia R. Fraser was born on June 12th, 1922 in Custer, WA to Sadie and Joseph Irwin. She was the youngest of 5. She grew up helping her dad work outside on the family farm and was always a farm girl at heart. In her younger days, she worked at the Bellingham National Bank.

She married Don Fraser on May 18, 1951 and he was the love of her life. Together, they enjoyed hiking, antique cars, traveling, watching westerns, attending music events, spending time with their pets and later, they built a home in Everson where they eventually retired. Virginia was a caring and devoted wife. She loved country living and was still out mowing her yard into her late 90’s.

She found joy in her friends and neighbors, her horses, the foothills behind her home, her plants and flowers, her pets, dancing in her kitchen, and attending horse and music events. She was the elegant country lady and a sharp dresser.  She was a hard worker and disciplined, up early every day. She ate healthy meals and walked daily.  She kept up on news and politics. Her home was well decorated in her favorite Victorian style along with rose themed collectibles and teddy bears.  She enjoyed historic things and places.

She was a kind grandmother to Stacey, Steph (Travis), Starla (Brandon), and great-grandmother to Sinclair, Tarilyn, Ryan and Maggie.  She valued her friendships with her neighbors who helped her maintain her quality of life in her home. She was a good listener and confidante, thoughtful, caring, and dependable. She had a feisty personality and could make others laugh.

Some things she appreciated were her cat Vega, fresh blueberries from neighboring farms, a letter from her niece Elaine, a glass of rose’ wine, a piece of dark chocolate, watching football or golf, an episode of Big Valley and a vase of dark red roses on her coffee table. Stoic and poised, she was a rare, beautiful lady who lived well to her 100th year. She was an inspiration to everyone that knew her.

Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Moles Farwell Tributes in Ferndale, WA.

Donations can be made to: Old Dog Haven, P.O. Box 1409, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-1409. Old Dog Haven • Helping old dogs in their golden years

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: February 18, 2023 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes
  • Location: 2039 main street Ferndale, Wa 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) 384-1391

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3 responses to Virginia R. Fraser

  1. Alyssa Downs says:

    I called Virginia on her 100th birthday and had a great conversation with her. She told me about when she got married and that she got married in the country at her parent’s farm. I think she had gardenia flowers. She said it was a great wedding. I asked her how she lived to be a hundred and she said eat healthy and exercise. She’s right! That was a special memory. I got to talk to her shortly before I got married and she wished me a beautiful wedding. I even got to pray with her that day. What a beautiful lady and inspiring person, to live to a 100 and be so active up into her late years!

  2. Jude Gray says:

    I would like to thank Virginia’s granddaughters for allowing me to look after her, as a caregiver, in her final days. Her granddaughters truly love her and oversaw her care, accordingly. My heart goes out to them. I was in attendance with Stephanie and Stacey when Virginia peacefully crossed. She is now safely in Heaven.
    Blessings to Virginia’s granddaughters.

    Jude Gray

    1. Grandaughter says:

      Grandaughter: You did not know her at all. You are not a nurse. You left her in horrible uncontrolled pain for several weeks, you did nothing for her. She deserved better than that.

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