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CHARLES FRAZIER EVANS

Born: October 2, 1940
Died: June 10, 2012

Charles Frazier Evans was born and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, son of Allyn Phelps and Jean Frazier Evans. He prepared for Yale at Exeter.

Frazier was a resident of Saybrook College. He was a member of the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club, the Freshman Glee Club, and business manager of the Augmented Seven singing group.

After Yale he attended law school and graduate school at University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn he met and married Elisabeth of Bogota, Colombia in 1964.

Frazier had a long and successful career in finance in Boston beginning in 1965. He was a portfolio manager and strategist at The Colonial Group which become through multiple acquisitions Colombia Management, a division of Bank of America. By the time of his retirement in 2005 he was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.

He was a C.F.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of the Brookline Savings Bank.

Frazier and Elisabeth were longtime residents of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. After his retirement they continued to maintain their summer home in Christmas Cove, Maine and established a winter home in Coconut Grove, Florida. In our Class Notes in 2009 Frazier said he was studying watercolor painting. He became an accomplished artist. He loved golf, the ocean, gardening and the outdoors.

He died suddenly on June 10, 2012, 2 days shy of his 48th wedding anniversary while eagerly awaiting the birth of his first grandchild who was born 2 weeks after his death. In addition to Elisabeth, he was survived by his two children, Russell (Gretchen) and Lisa (Tim) and his sister Missy Grose of Christmas Cove.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations in his name be made to Pinecrest Gardens, Pinecrest, Florida, his favorite volunteer garden.

The Office of Institutional Advancement of Phillips Exeter Academy graciously supplied information for this obituary essay.




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