Ralph Lewis Frapart passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 in Brownsville, Texas. He was born in Houston, Texas, to Herbert Elias Leon Frapart and Francis Kaiser Frapart.|
He graduated high school from Tyler High in Tyler, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas where he met and married his "one true love" Sarah May Dorfman of Brownsville, Texas.
Ralph moved his family to Pine Bluff, Arkansas and shortly moved to Brownsville, Texas to open Ralph's of Palm Village, a fine women's clothing store. Ralph owned and operated the store for over 40 years.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Francis Frapart and his wife Sarah Frapart.
He is survived by his brother, Lewis of Houston, Texas, his children, Jules (Phyllis) of Brownsville, Ross (Myra) of San Antonio and David of Bacliff, Texas; his seven grandchildren Samuel Frapart of Houston, Joel Frapart of Dallas, Dr. Lloyd Diaz of New York, Rachel Moore and Sara Diaz Botello (James) all of San Antonio, Janna Sneider (Jonathan) of Boston, Massachusetts and Adrienne Cohen (Robert) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, his two great-granddaughters Shayna and Rebecca Sneider and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at graveside at the Historic Hebrew Cemetery located on the corner of 2nd and East Madison Street in Brownsville, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Temple Beth-El, 24 Coveway, Brownsville, TX 78521 or The
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718, 1-800-227-2345 and www.cancer.org/donate.
You may go online to view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and extend condolence to the Frapart family at www.darlingmouser.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, and (956) 546-7111.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Aug. 19, 2014