Madolyn Frasier lived her life as an ambassador for Marble Falls, especially when it came to Marble Falls High School alumni. The 1959 Mustang graduate promoted and organized the annual Ex-Students Association all-school reunions from behind the cash register at Blue Bonnet Cafe where she worked for many years. Before becoming an icon at the iconic restaurant, Madolyn was a mainstay at Home State Bank through three changes of ownership.
The very way she structured the scholarship fund speaks of her devotion to the city she loved and the families who cultivated its history and community over the years. Applicants must not only be graduates of Marble Falls High School, but have parents or grandparents who also graduated from the school.
Her fervor for local history— and the profits from the reunion luncheon — were poured into the Marble Falls Ex-Students Association Scholarship fund, which has been awarding scholarships for the last 10 years. The fund grew under Madolyn’s tutelage as she actively sought memorials honoring classmates who passed over the years.
“She was pretty expert at shaking people down for that kind of thing,” said one member of the scholarship board with a chuckle. In her own will, Madolyn left bequests to the fund and to the Falls on the Colorado Museum, which she was instrumental in founding. The Madolyn Frasier Room at the museum includes, among other purple and gold memorabilia, a set of purple lockers from the old Marble Falls High School (now middle school). She died in 2012 at the age of 70, though her memory and dedication to her hometown lives on.
Alumni can donate to the MF Ex-Student Association Scholarship Fund anytime during the year. You can also donate “In Memory” of a fellow student to the fund.