Matilde "Tillie" S. Fraga

March 14, 1926November 14, 2021

Matilde (Tillie) Saenz Fraga passed into God’s loving hands on November 14, in Granbury, TX. Born on March 14, 1926 in El Paso, Tillie was the youngest of eleven siblings. Tillie led a life to be proud of, a post war bride to Air Force veteran Guillermo Fraga, mom, fashion sales consultant at The White House, entrepreneur, Pan American Pilot Club President and “Oma”. She raised two beautiful and confident daughters, loved to dance, and cherished her Catholic faith. She is survived by daughters, Cynthia Gerhardt and Daenira Meyer, their husbands, Steve and Bob, granddaughters, Maureen and Monica Meyer, sister, Frances Craver and many nieces and nephews. We will celebrate Tillie’s blessedly full life at a private family service. Donations in memory of Tillie Fraga can be made to the Mission Granbury Senior Care Program, 3611 Plaza East Court, Granbury, TX 76049. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Fraga family.


  • Cynthia Gerhardt (Steve), Daughter
  • Daenira Meyer (Bob), Daughter
  • Maureen, Granddaughter
  • Monica, Granddaughter
  • Frances Craver, Sister


Matilde "Tillie" S. Fraga

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Jill and Charlie Colombo

November 21, 2021

Dear Tillie,

Memories are of beautiful wedding for Bob and Daenira and your incredible grace welcoming us into your family. Such a wonderful time!

And , of course , memories of you dancing and smiling with delight celebrating a special Anniversary for Daenira and Bob..with Cynthia and Steve by your side.

You raised two incredibly strong , loving and most importantly, giving daughters. May you Rest In Peace knowing you have angels looking out for you.

Bless you....with love,
Jill and Charlie

Lee Meyer

November 21, 2021

There are many memories of Tillie that warm my heart, but especially when she visited New York. From dancing with Guy Lombardo in the dance tent at Jones Beach to seeing herself in the mirror at Mama Leone's and saying " that lady looks just like me" as well as making strangers smile on the subway. I am sure she has now brought that smile to heaven💗

Lea Soupata

November 21, 2021

Tillie - you were everyone’s mom - always loving - and full of life - elegant - you raised 2 incredible daughters - with grit and determination- you lit up the room with your joy for life - and party time !!!
You gave your love unconditionally- and I’ll always remember your loving ways - I saved the last voicemail you left me- I will cherish it forever - as I will keep your memory eternal
🙏🙏🙏you are at peace in God’s care 🙏🙏

Barbara Atkins

November 20, 2021

Our family met and fell in love with Tillie later in her life. As beautiful as she was as a young woman, she was just as elegant in her later years. She laughed easily and enjoyed life. Even after a devastating car accident, she rallied back to full independence and never complained about the lasting effects of her injuries. She was well liked in her retirement community; seeing the way fellow residents always greeted her, our family teased her that she was obviously the Mayor of Waterview. We will all miss her and remember her fondly. The Atkins and Howell Families

Andrew Gelembyn

November 18, 2021

Dear Lady Tillie,
Yes, I do remember our first dance, it was made me giggle. I was lucky to always have a space on your dance card. Travels, good cheer, fine dinners, and laughter in abundance....that's what I will always remember when I speak your name or when you come to the forefront of my mind. For now, you are in a beautiful and peaceful place where only good things greet you everyday. God bless you, and know as you look down upon us you will be missed. With a gentle kiss,

Bob Meyer

November 17, 2021

Tillie, you were a gallant fighter to the end. So true to your independent character. Cherished mom and Oma, we will certainly miss you, frequently toast to you and your eventful life and tearfully laugh while recounting special memories and funny stories. Rest now at God’s side. Go find Peanut, Jingles, TJ and Leona at the Rainbow Bridge and surround yourself with eternal love and joy. You are safely home now. God bless you beautiful lady. Love, Bob, Daenira, Maureen, Tim, Monica and Abdi ❤️