Regina S. Fraser passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016, surrounded by her loving family in Glenview, IL. She was born in Los Angeles to the great jazz-cornetist Reginald "Rex" Stewart and the lovely Marguerita Elizabeth Slaughter on December 8, 1942. Regina was the beloved wife for 34 years of Rev. Lt. Col. Thomas E. Fraser, USAF (ret.) ULC. They are long-term residents of Chicago, IL. Loving mother of Helena Hutton (Tony), devoted step-mother to Melissa DiDonato (Anthony), Steven Fraser (Stephanie) and David Fraser (Heather). Protective grandmother to Alessandra, Samuel, Kendall, Anna, Calvin, Olive and Alice. Caring sister of Helena Ashby (Verne), Rex Stewart and Paul Albert Hardy. Regina was an accomplished producer, director and author who co-hosted the Emmy®Award-winning Grannies on Safari® television and cable travel series. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Croatian Church, 6346 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660, with Father Joseph Grbes officiating.
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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 10, 2016.