Virginia Westlake Fraas

September 24, 2013

By Contributor

Virginia Westlake Fraas, of Issaquah, passed away Sept. 9, 2013, in Bellevue. She was 87 years old.

Virginia was born May 1, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., to Josias Arthur Westlake and Maude Elizabeth Reeg. Her family moved from Kansas City to Seattle when she was 10 years old. Virginia graduated from the University of Washington in 1947 and married her husband Robert John Fraas on Dec. 27, 1952, in Seattle.

Virginia Westlake Fraas

Virginia Westlake Fraas

After many years of working with her husband at their pharmacy in Issaquah, she returned to her nursing profession and spent 22 happy years at Overlake Hospital. Virginia was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

She was an avid reader and grandkid spoiler. She also enjoyed Sunday night game night and shopping. Virginia is remembered by her family as a generous and compassionate woman, who was strong yet tender-hearted and gentle.

She is survived by her daughters Joan Parish (husband Norm), of Bellevue, and Ann Jarvinen (husband Bill), of Issaquah. She is also survived by her brothers George and Robert Westlake and their families. She will be missed by her grandchildren John Bagley, Jessica Parish, Samantha Parish and Ashley Jarvinen, and grandchildren by choice Jackie and Cathy Robinson, Tyler and Sarah Mathison, Kristy and Patrick Bernert, and her great grandchildren Kenya, Masao, Zachary, Madison, Vanessa, Kaybryn, Bodyn and Gabriel.

A memorial service to celebrate her life was Sept. 19, 2013, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Chapel. She was laid to rest with her beloved husband Robert at Lower Hillside Cemetery, 305 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Memorial donations in her honor are preferred to Trail Blazers, c/o Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary, 1035 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004.

Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444.

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