Ken Emerson Frazier


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Ken Emerson Frazier

Ken Emerson Frazier passed away, Thursday, August 6, 2020 peacefully in his home in Shoreline, surrounded by his beloved wife, Ellen and their five children. Ken was born May 18, 1938 in Seattle, the only son of the late Kenneth M. and Nina E. (Emerson) Frazier. He was a graduate of Ballard High School, class of 1957. Ken was proud of his service to our country. He entered the US Navy directly out of high school in 1957, and served aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Shangri-La. While still stationed overseas, Ken struck up a correspondence with Ellen through mutual friends. In 1961, Ken began working for the Boeing Company, and after 34 years of service as a design draftsman, he retired in 1995.

A longtime resident of Queen Anne Hill, Ken was very active in the Seattle Youth Soccer Association. He loved the game so much he coached multiple teams, refereed as often as possible, and even served as club President for a few years. Ken was an ambassador for the sport and he and Ellen had front row seats at the Kingdome to watch the Seattle Sounders for many years. Ken was a lifetime member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks, specifically Seattle Elks Lodge 92.

Anyone who knew Ken would tell you that his family always came first. Not only did he coach soccer teams, Ken was active at St. Anne’s Church and School, where his five children attended parochial grade school. There, he was an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts, which included Ken falling down a hill, just to test the survival and first aid skills of the 10 scouts he had taken camping for a weekend. Ken loved camping with his family, and spending a week each summer at the extended-family cabin in Indianola. He was renowned for his packing skills and amazed everyone with his ability to get everything a family of seven needed for week of camping in a station wagon and car-top carrier. He never missed a dance recital, school event, Christmas program, musical, play or sporting event, of his five children. Ken and Ellen tried to do the same for all of their grandchildren as well. After retirement you could find Ken and Ellen traveling throughout Europe, or Hawaii, cruising the Caribbean or driving their motor-home full of grand-kids to their favorite campgrounds.

Ken and Ellen’s home was always filled with family, friends, love, laughter and lots of noise! They loved hosting parties, holiday events, graduations, and even a wedding in their home. We will never forget the Frazier’s Annual Tree Trimming Party which was held for over 35 years, the Fourth of July Bar-B-Ques, Christmas Eve Celebrations, Easter Egg Hunts or the joy Ken exhibited while carving the turkeys for the Thanksgiving Feast they hosted for many years for up to 60 people. Ken was at his best when he was surrounded by his family.

Ken is preceded in death by his Parents, Kenneth and Nina Frazier, and Sister Deborah Frazier.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ellen (Lord) Frazier, his 5 children: Theresa (Bruce) Bicknell, Ken E. (Yvette) Frazier, II, Bridget (Terry) Kuga, Michelle (Brian) Temple, and Daniel (Renae) Frazier; 10 grandchildren, Alexandria (Addison) McIrvin, Niko Frazier, Arious Frazier, Teala Frazier, Katyra Frazier, Christian Kuga, Kylie Kuga, Madison Temple, Colton Frazier and Danika Frazier, 3 step-grandchildren, Stacee Kaiser, Wesley Temple & Samantha Temple, and one great-grandson, Emerson Temple, who brought so much joy into his life the last few months.

In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the NW Kidney Center, 14524 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, in Ken’s name. A memorial service will be held when we can all be together safely.

9 Responses to “Ken Emerson Frazier”

  • Lois Ann Raske says:

    The world and our community lost a great member. Ken was a always a willing body to help with carpenter projects at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Bothell, our annual Vacation Bible School would not have survived without his carpenter skills, we will all miss his talent and his kind smile.

  • Penny Howell says:

    Ken was a wonderful friend and a great pinochle player
    God bless him

  • Cindy Hill says:

    That was beautiful! It was a pleasure to know him along with all your family back in the day! Sending hugs and love and prayers to all of you and wishing all the great memories will help you through it!!

  • Marianne Sheehy- Martinez says:

    Dear Mrs.. Frazier, Michelle, Ken and Bridget. I Have such sweet memories of your dad at Saint Anne’s events and Blanchet High school. Always a lovely guy with a sweet smile. You are all in the Sheehy families thoughts and prayers. May eternal light shine upon him. Love to you all. Marianne Sheehy Martinez xx

  • Michele Mcgraw says:

    Oh my…..what a lovely tribute to a well-loved man. Blessings upon your entire family as you grieve this loss and may God strengthen you and carry you forward in the days ahead. We are thinking of you and will lift you in prayer. Rest in peace Ken. Your light shines upon us all. I will remember your smiling eyes.

  • Tia (Moeller) Bailey says:

    Frazier Family,

    Your family was a bedrock of life on Queen Anne during my childhood. Thank you for all you brought to the community. Your love of Ken and his love for all of you was and it always present. May you cherish your loving memories and know that he is resting peacefully in God’s loving arms. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!

  • Lana M Bitz says:

    He is play and refereeing soccer with the Angels, now
    I was lucky to have the Fraziers as neighbors for 4 years on Q A I will always have fond memories!

  • Kay Larsson says:

    My heart goes out to you, Ellen, and all of your family. What great memories to carry you forward!

  • Cheryl Kopf says:

    Ellen,Teresa,Ken,Bridget,Michelle,and Danny,
    This beautiful tribute perfectly captures Ken’s life of service and love of family,country, church and community.His twinkling eyes and hearty laugh spoke to his appreciation of life.
    Lee and I are grateful to have had such a wonderful family to support us at St.Anne’s.
    God Bless You!

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