Fraser Powlison, associate professor emeritus of teacher education, died of natural causes Feb. 27. He was 89.
Powlison joined Cal State Fullerton’s faculty in 1967 and received emeritus status in 1986. Born in Los Angeles, he also was a licensed psychologist and marriage and family counselor with a private psychotherapy practice in Fullerton. He is remembered for helping his clients recognize their inner strengths and create better lives for themselves.
He earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature, philosophy and religion, and Latin American studies from Pomona College. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army Infantry as a first lieutenant.
Powlison is survived by his wife, Kay; children Heather Berg, Kay Carrillo and Edward Powlison; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was buried with full military honors in a private ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery on March 25.