of Jackson, MI, age 91, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024 at Legacy Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born July 26, 1932 in Coleman Michigan to Carl & Rhuey (Alberts) Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She married Marvin Fraker on August 3, 1957 and was married for 63 years. She is survived by their four sons and their wives: James (Marcela)-Oceanside, CA., Gerald (Bobbie)-Roanoke VA, Donald (MaryJane)-Grand Rapids MI, and Daniel (Janet)-Manitowoc WI. Eight grandchildren: Tanya, Joel, Pamela, Kimberly, David, Sarah, Amy & Elliot. Six great grandchildren: Payton, Cali, Brent, Elizabeth, Tomas & Gabriel. Several nieces, nephews’ cousins & friends.

Bea graduated from Coleman High School in 1950 and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Saginaw MI, in 1953. She was a participant in the Nurses Health Study at Harvard Medical School. Bea was active in her church-Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Gregory, MI, where she taught Sunday School, was on the Board of Stewards, was missionary president and treasurer for many years. She was awarded the Queen of the District & Distinguished Service Award from the Nazarene Eastern Michigan District Missionary Society and the Doris Dicky Award.
Highlights of her life were her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren & serving her Lord.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 11:00 am at Southwest Church of the Nazarene, 14555 Holmes Rd, Gregory, MI, with Rev. Jeff Crowder officiating. The family received friends from 10-11 am at the church. Following the service, burial was at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Southwest Church of the Nazarene Missionary Society in Gregory MI. Arrangement were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.

If you missed Bea's service, you can watch it on the Church's Facebook page or Cole Funeral Chapel's recording.

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#2 Judy Jedele 2024-03-30 09:29
Bobbie and Gerry - I am so sorry - what a dear sweet lady she was - loved talking to her and Marc., love and prayers to your family.,
#1 Carolyn Schoonover 2024-03-27 13:06
We were saddened by the loss of our dear friend. We shared many evenings playing games, having a snack, many laughs and lots of good times. The Frakers were wonderful friends and will be forever missed.
Duane and Carolyn Schoonover

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