TRENTON -- Raymond W. Frakes, 90, died Saturday (Feb. 8, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook.
He was born July 5, 1912, in Hitchcock County, to William L. and Kittie P. (Thomas) Frakes. He grew up in Hitchcock County and graduated from Atwood High School in 1930.
On Sept. 13, 1936, he married Florence Nealeigh in the Cornell Community south of Trenton. In 1942, he attended the Milford Trade School where he became a welder. They moved to Portland, Ore., where he was employed as a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards. In 1944, they returned to Hitchcock County where he farmed and raised cattle. He was also employed by the U.S. Agriculture Soil Conservation Service office and worked on the construction of the canals of the Trenton Dam for Bushman Construction as well as on the oil pipeline as a welder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Elsie Moore.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Frakes of Trenton; two daughters, Rachel and husband, Wayne Hidy of McCook and Geraldine and husband, Charles Long of Topeka, Kan.; two sons, Bernard Frakes of Renton, Wash., and Leland Frakes and wife, Sharon of Trenton; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with Johnny Walker officiating. Interment will be in Cornell Cemetery at Trenton.
At the family's request, there will be no public viewing.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.