Beverly — Raymond H. Frost, 93, of Beverly, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Putnam Farm in Danvers. Ray was the son of the late Bertha C. and C. Harry Frost and husband of the late Elizabeth K. Frost of Beverly.
Born in Tywardreath, Cornwall, England, Ray came to the United States at the age of four and lived in North Andover, Milton, Wellesley, and Beverly Farms. He graduated from Beverly High School in 1937. After his enrollment in Amherst College in 1939, Ray’s education was interrupted by his service in the First Allied Airborne Army from 1941 to 1945. Ray rose to the rank of First Sergeant and received the Bronze Star for action in Italy.
After the war, Ray resumed college and graduated from Amherst in 1946 with an AB in History and Economics.
Ray began a career with the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, holding line and staff positions in Massachusetts, New York and Maine. His work was principally in accounting, general management, and revenue. At his retirement in 1976, Ray held the position of Vice President of Revenue for the company. Ray then formed his own consulting firm and did work in New England, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. He taught as an adjunct professor in the business schools of both Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire.
Ray married his high school sweetheart, Betty Enos, in 1941 before leaving for active duty. They raised three children and, after years of company moves, built their dream house in North Beverly in1959. In 2011 they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. As his children grew, Ray was active in Little League coaching and in both Boy and Girl Scouting.
He was also involved in his church community, serving many positions of leadership in churches as he moved about, always maintaining a membership in the Second Congregational Church in North Beverly. He was active in organizing and implementing programs for social action and against racism for the United Church of Christ and served as president of Community Change, Inc. of Boston, and was very active in programs for affirmative action. He was on the boards of several banks and Beverly Hospital. With his wife Betty, Ray ran support groups for Prostate Cancer Survivors.