Tamsen Lee Kopp Fraser, known to most as Tammie Fraser, died Thursday, December 26, 2013, in Los Osos, California after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. Tammie was the first baby born in Hollywood, California in 1942. She was an elegant woman and gourmet cook who loved hosting dinner parties for friends and family. She was politically active in both in Tiburon, Ca. through parks and recreation and in Newport Beach with SPON. While living in the Russian River area she contributed to a wide variety of wonderful causes including the River Keepers, Worth Our Weight, and the Guerneville School Garden. Tammie loved camping, hiking the hills and on the coast, and most of all kayaking on the Russian River, an activity she introduced to friends, many of whom went on to purchase their own kayaks. Her last wishes to friends included the hope that the River will survive and thrive. As a devoted single mother, she championed her son's various endeavors and as a cat lover, she cared for not only her beloved cats, but many of the feral visitors who were lucky enough to discover her lovely home in the trees. Her fondest wish came true when she became a grandmother. She doted on her grandson Ford and loved him beyond measure. Tammie Fraser is survived by her son, Alan, his wife Shari, her grandson Ford, her brother Doug, niece Kim, and grandnephew and niece, Tanner and Taylor. A celebration kayak and picnic will be held in her honor in the spring. Contact her son, Alan at [email protected] . Please consider contributions in her name to, Russian River Keepers, Guerneville School Garden or Worth our Weight, Santa Rosa.
Published by Press Democrat from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2014.
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When I met Tammie she was walking across the Guerneville bridge during one of the floods, with her cat Budda snugly tucked into her jacket front. Budda was looking out and appeared calm and content. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet your amazing mother
ella smith
January 9, 2014
I will always remember Tammie as dedicated to her beliefs taking action and speaking up when needed and always being up for an adventure including going after anyone who harmed her favorite river. Tammie was a founder, director and a guiding light who rolled up her sleeves to establish a solid foundation for Russian Riverkeeper. She was a fiercely loyal friend I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with Tammie in defense of the river we shared a love for. I will always remember you Tammie.
To Alan and Shari I send my prayers and support for you and Ford in this difficult time.
Warmest Regards,
Don, Vicky, Jack and Emma McEnhill
Don McEnhill
January 4, 2014
I feel so blessed and privileged to have known and admired Tammie. We shared common political beliefs and I always appreciated her expertise in the kitchen. I will really miss her. My sympathies to you Al and Shari and Ford. If there is anything I can do please feel free to ask. We will miss her a lot.
January 2, 2014
I always talked to her on her birthday.
Al, That was a great article. Keep me in the loop for the picnic. I will write you. Love, Jan
January 1, 2014
Dear Alan, Shari and Ford,
We were so sorry to hear of Tammie's passing . She was an intelligent, caring woman with a great sense of humor. I, Kate, was lucky to have her as a strong female role model as I navigated the teen years many decades ago. We have many wonderful memories of her.
With best regards, Kate, Peter, Ben and Sarah
Kate Loomis
January 1, 2014
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