July 17, 1920August 21, 2013
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Juan Alejo Fraga Sr., July 17th, 1920 - August 21st, 2013. Juan Alejo peacefully entered into the presence of the Lord on the 21st day of August 2013, after 93 years on this earth with his children by his side. Juan Alejo was a warm, comforting, and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by six children and a step-daughter, Juan (Yvonne) Fraga Jr. of Goodyear, AZ, Arturo (Judy) Fraga of Boise, ID, Yolanda (Joe) Mata of Chula Vista, CA, Martha (Tom) Lopez of Chula Vista, CA, Daria (Jerry) Branstetter of Gilbert, AZ, Steve (Jeanne) Fraga of Corona, CA, and Margarita (John) Schweisberger of Palos Verdes Estates, CA. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his surviving sisters, Crus Silva of Imperial Beach, CA, Mary Fraga of San Diego, Ca and their families. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years in 1991, Juliana Silva Fraga, and his wife of 14 years in 2013, Hildelisa Gonzales Fraga, and his brother, Roman Fraga, and granddaughter Melissa Schweisberger. Juan Alejo was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in WWII in the China Burma India (CBI) Theater, and was a lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW). After serving his country in WWII, he used his GI Bill to study auto body repair and painting, and started his own business. He retired from the Federal Civil Service with the U.S. Navy after 25 years. Juan Alejo, native of Laredo, Texas, lived his life with dedication and compassion in work and with family. He will be remembered always for his warm-hearted laugh, and his soft words of love. The viewing and rosary will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 6-8pm at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd, in Scottsdale, with Rosary at 7pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road in Tempe. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • Visitation and Rosary Monday, August 26, 2013


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Arturo Fraga

September 26, 2013

To all that expressed their condolences and sympathies, Gracias! Our family really appreciates your kind words. It comforts us to know that Dad touched your hearts. Art Fraga

Rose Ann Crosthwaite

August 29, 2013

To The Fraga family, how blessed I feel to have shared so many wonderful moments with you. Both your parents were so kind to my daughter Lynnette (Irene) and me treated us so warmly we feel like family. I am so happy that we were able to attend Mr. Fraga's services, it was so beautiful. My you all cherish all those memories of him. Love you all so very much.

Loretta Saenz Vega

August 29, 2013

Be with the angels Tio

virginia& Everett sena

August 26, 2013

Sorry for your lost.

Judy Biggs

August 26, 2013

Deep sympathy and prayers for you Fraga children--Steve, Martha, Yoli, Daria, Johnny, and Art and families. What a wonderful heritage you have! I'm sure you will miss him terribly and so look forward to that blessed family reunion all together again in heaven.

August 26, 2013

Our deepest Heartfelt Sympathy & Condolences Margarita (Astorga) Farris Phoenix,Arizona

August 26, 2013

My deepest condolences to the Fraga family. He will always live in your hearts. My prayers are with you. Alicia Fraga Creger, Los Angeles, CA

Shelle & Jeff Pfunder

August 26, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Fraga family. Juan was a sweet, wonderful man. We will miss him.

Audie Ruiz

August 26, 2013

Our deepest condolences to all The Fraga family. I know your dad is in heaven right now telling God what an AMAZING family he has .You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.


August 26, 2013

Daria, Steve, and family.... Our hearts go out to you. Your dad was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Mr. Fraga

Croughwell Family (Chula Vista,CA)