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Leota R. Frakes

Leota R. Frakes

At her request no services are planned for Leota R. Frakes, 96, of Ashland, who died April 1, 2006 at the Linda Vista Care Center, Ashland.

She was born April 18, 1909 in Phoenix, Ore., the daughter of Nina and Ernest Reames. In 1927 she graduated from Central Point High School in Central Point, Ore. She graduated from the Southern Oregon Normal School in Ashland in 1929.

In March of 1931 she married Dow F. Frakes, who preceded her in death in July of 1986. Mrs. Frakes lived in Lakeview, Ore. from 1931 to 1995, when she moved to Ashland. She retired in 1972 as the Lakeview County Librarian.

Mrs. Frakes enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and traveling. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ashland.

Surviving are a niece, Nina Anne Bailes and her husband, Ed of Medford; nephew, William E. Gregory of Portland, Ore.; great-niece, Paula M. Freeland of Applegate, Ore.; and a great-nephew, Sam Gregory of Portland.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Jennifer and Nellie Sue; sisters, Nina Roberta Gregory and Sybil Berniece Reames; and a brother, Eugene Ernest Reames.

Memorial contributions may be made to Streetwise Homeless Team Outreach, Community Works, 900 East Main Street, Medford, Oregon 97504 or to Super Seniors, First United Methodist Church, 165 North Main Street, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Arrangements: Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.