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William Bevis Fraser
Loving husband, father, grandfather, coach and friend, William Bevis Fraser (Bill), passed away on April 16, 2014 at the age of 85. He was born on August 1,1928 in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada. Raised in Detroit, Bill graduated from Michigan State (B.A.) and later from Cal State Long Beach (M.A.) He served as a pilot in the U.S.A.F. during the
. Bill spent his 40 year career as an educator and basketball coach at Wilson High School and then on to Long Beach City College. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty; son, Bruce; daughters, Blair, (David) Doty, Brooke (Chris) Bohm, and Brynn (Samir) Abudayyeh.; grandchildren, Hunter, Haiden, Fraser, Alexa, Brett, Trey and Taylor.
Services: Saturday, May 3rd at 1:30 p.m., Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, Palm Desert, CA. In addition, a celebration of Bill's life will be held on June 15th at 2:30 at Long Beach City College. Remembrances can be made to the scholarship that has been established in his honor by the Long Beach City College Foundation. For information on donations to the foundation, please contact Ginny Baxter at (562)938-4634 or send donations to 4901 E. Carson St. Long Beach, CA 90808. Please sign the guest book at
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Apr. 27, 2014
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