Place of Birth
Date of Birth
1928 – 2011
Activism & Advocacy
Her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease led to her involvement in issues of dementia in the elderly. She was one of the founding members of the Network for Special Elders, which eventually became the Alzheimer’s Association. As Colorado’s Long-term Care Ombudsman for 21 years, Fraser advocated for the elderly in nursing homes and other care facilities and established the program that other states have adopted as a model.
In the early 1950s Ms. Fraser worked with the American Friends Service Committee to help integrate playgrounds in Washington, DC. In the 1960s she became a founding member of the Littleton Council on Human Relations, served on the Arapahoe Community College Council, and helped found the Metro Denver Fair Housing Center.