In Loving Memory of Kenneth Frazer
Kenneth Frazer, 65, of Colorado Springs, Colorado died September 9, 2019 at home from esophageal cancer. No service will be held.
Kenneth Ray Frazer was born November 27, 1953 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Wendell and Dorothy (Jaeger) Frazer. He graduated from Washington High School in 1971. He received a BSEE degree from Iowa State University in 1976, and a Masters of Engineering, Computer Science Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998, specializing in Operating Systems and Real-Time Systems.
In 1976 he began working as an electrical design engineer for Texas Instruments Defense Systems Equipment Group in Dallas, Texas (which became Raytheon in 1997). He worked his way up to Senior Engineering Manager and retired in 2008. In 1999 he also began teaching computer classes as an adjunct professor at Northlake College, DCCCD. He taught for 15 years, and wrote a number of reviews for the Association of Computing Machines “Software Engineering Notes.”
Ken married Juliette (Julie) Oliphant Brooks on April 1, 1989, and over the years their family consisted of a myriad of cats and dogs. He and Julie moved to Colorado Springs in 2014.
His hobbies included amateur radio, software development, model cars and airplanes, and reading. From the late 70s through the mid 80s he played drums in various garage bands. In 2003 he also developed an avid interest in motorcycles and was very active in his local motorcycle club, riding over 135,000 miles, including two weeks in Europe riding the Alps. Ken also volunteered at the Coppell (TX) Police Department for four years, converting incident records to a digital database.
Surviving are his wife, Julie Brooks and four siblings – Gary Frazer of Reston, VA; Jean Frazer of Washington, IA; Barb Olson of Plymouth, MN; and Mike Frazer of Austin, TX. He is also survived by one niece, four nephews, two grand-nieces, and one grand-nephew.
Ken had a tremendous intellect. He was generous, kind, ethical, and good. He will be sorely missed.
Those wishing to honor Ken’s life are encouraged to make a donation in his name to https://www.ecaware.org or https://cancerresearch.org/