Fanniemae Craycroft Trask 15 Mar 1970 Fresno Bee -1
Mrs. Trask Leads A DouBle Life By Helen Call "I have a very full, busy and interesting life," mused Mrs. Parker Davies Trask of Fresno: and Berkeley,' "but I wonder why 'Who's Who In American Women' is interested in me." Mrs. Trask shuffled the papers on her desk at Craycroft Brick Co. and brought "up the questionaire from Who's Who. "This came in December and,I still haven't got around to filling filling it out," she said. "It;s probably too \ate fay now." Mrs! Trask's-life'has indeed been eolorful. x and even though she.has.-been a widow for ten years she.continues to.live the same spiit existence s h e always has. . . ' . ; ' . There is her big home in Berkeley where she lived with her husband and where she spends half the week. "And I hope I never have to^ give it up," she says fervently. Then there'is the'work week, which Mrs. Trask spends in Fresno, where'she is vice president and secretary of the family family enterprise, Craycroft Brick. . .. She and her brother, Kenneth Craycroft, run the business, now, as it was run earlier by her mother who. was president of the company, and before that, her father, Frank J. Cray-, croft and her grandfather, who founded-the-company in 1887. Her young nephew Gary Craycroft, just out of the Navy, has joined the firm to carry on the family name. . . Mrs. Trask, whose maiden name was.Fanhiemae Craycroft, has always kept her ties to Fresno, even when she lived in Washington, DC, with her husband who was with the US Geo-. logical Survey, and while she traveled to South America-, Egypt See Mrs. Trask Page 4-W ON WEST BELMONT lies the Craycroft Brick Company, a Fresno firm which has been in the Craycroft family for four generations. Mrs. Parker Davies Trask, one of the Craycrofts, and'widow of o noted geologist, serves as vie* president and secretary.:ShÂ»k.pictured at Me brick" BeÂ« Photo yard where she devotes herself to managing the office end of the business. She spends long weekends in where she maintains a big house which she and her husband occupied while he was a professor at the:University of California.