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John Wayne Frazer

October 5, 1956 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 64)



“The Fraz”

John Wayne Frazer passed away leaving his family and friends on December 3, 2020 at the age of 64.

John is survived by his life partner of 19 years, Kim Silkworth; his children, Jill Malden (Justin), Jonathan Frazer, Casey Frazer (Laura), Cody Frazer (Kaelynn); stepchildren, Brian Moos (Krista) and Michelle Avila (Joe); grandchildren, Bryn, Audrey, Nora, Hazel, Elizabeth, Skylar, Wayne, Theodore and Tenley; sister, Lynda Shelley (Gary); nephew Jason Shelley and niece Jessica Shelley; the mother of his children, Stacy Doughman; mother-in-law, Marilyn Silkworth; and brother-in-law, Brian Silkworth (Bill).

John was born in Corona, California on October 5, 1956 to Myles and Lois Frazer.  He graduated from Chico State University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Psychology.  After graduating, he worked as a manager for United Parcel Service in the Sacramento Valley District until 2002.  He loved the challenge of being the best at UPS.  In 2004, he began his college dream of working at a ski resort.  He started at Boreal Mountain Resort, and then moved to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort where he was a loved member of the bartending team and was known for his Bloody Mary drinks. Many of his customers and co-workers became close friends.  The highlight of John’s life was his children and grandchildren. He loved each of them deeply. 

John was a long-time resident of the small town of Colfax CA living there for 19 years.  In 2016, he moved to Enumclaw WA.  He did become a Washington Husky fan, but never a fan of Washington weather. 

John enjoyed time spent in the mountains serving guests and, in the summer, spending time out on the boat or camping with his kids. John was also an avid runner and skier before hip and knee issues hindered those activities.

John’s humor and generosity will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

A Celebration of John’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on July 31, 2021 at the West End Beach #NW1 on Donner Lake, 15888 S. Shore Dr., Truckee, CA.  Tickets will be available for entry to the park. Please bring a memory or story about John to share.

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