Donald McQueen Fraser
17 September 1925 – 1 November 2022
14 November 2022
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis
Arlington, TX 76012
Donald McQueen Fraser, a retired industrial engineer, died November 1, 2002 in Arlington, Texas. “Don”, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, was born September 18, 1925 in Sumter, South Carolina to Mattie and William D. Fraser. He had two sisters, Mattie Lou and Louise, and one brother Thomas. At an early age he moved to Clinton, South Carolina and attended Thornwell High School. Following America’s entry into World War II, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Randolph aircraft carrier in different air squadrons in the South Pacific and several land bases subsequently. He later attended the University of Chicago Engineering School in the B2 program. After leaving the armed services, Don moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was called back to active duty in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After that tour of duty he attended Atlanta Law School where he received his L.L.B. degree. It was during this time that he met Marjorie Cook who became his wife on July 10, 1951. They had three daughters, Donna Paine, Diana Keller, and Denise Economou.
Don was employed by I.B.M. as a combination engineer-sales representative in Georgia for thirteen years before going into aerospace. He was employed by North American Aerospace Corp. in California before moving to Texas in 1968 to work for Ling, Temko, Vought Corporation as an industrial engineer managing motivation programs. He retired from L.T.V. Aircraft Products Group in 1987.
Don and Margie were charter members of the New World Methodist Church in Arlington, and recently moved their membership back there. Don enjoyed square and round dancing and maintaining his home and cars.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and wife, and he is survived by his daughters.
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