Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Margaret C. Fraser

Juneau resident Margaret C. Fraser died July 24, 2000, at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

She was born Sept. 12, 1909, in Ohio to Albert McCullough Colegrove and Agnes Vivian Fox.

Fraser and her husband, Robert E. Fraser, moved to Anchorage in 1944. In 1959 they bought the Tonsina Lodge, on the Richardson Highway 80 miles north of Valdez. They owned and operated the lodge for three decades.

After selling the business, they remained in Squirrel Creek and traveled during winter months. Fraser moved to Juneau in 1991, several years after her husband died. She later lived in the pioneers' home in Ketchikan before returning to the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

She was a lifelong member of the Glenallen American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Episcopal Church. She enjoyed knitting and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Fraser; sister Jane (and husband Leon) Hillier; brother Albert McCullough Colegrove Jr., (and wife Amelia Vurik); son Steven Stuart Sims and granddaughter Kathleen Margaret Black.

She is survived by daughter-in-law Carole Ann (Alley) Sims; grandchildren Susan Louise Sims, Paul Krogstad, Gail Marie Sims and Renato Capistrano all of Juneau; Theresa Linda Sims and Carl Miller of Morongo Valley, Calif.; great-grandchildren Erin Krogstad, Michael, Michelle and Wesley Miller, Christine and Mark Mitchell and Scott, Shauna and Stacey Swarens; great-great grandchildren Amanda, Michael, Emmett, Megan, Christopher, Kevin and Michael.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Juneau Pioneers' Home at 4675 Glacier Highway. Internment will be at a later date at Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport, Calif.

Flowers may be sent to the Juneau Pioneers' Home. Memorials may be sent to Saint Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau, AK, 99801 or the Glenallen American Legion Women's Auxiliary, P.O. Box 27, Glenallen, AK, 99588.

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