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Obituary for Oct. 12, 2012

LaVerne Frazier

Pendleton, 1928-2012

LaVerne Francis Frazier, 84, of Pendleton, a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 7, 2012, at her home with her family.

Her funeral was Thursday at the Pendleton Pioneer Chapel.

Mrs. Frazier was born on Sept. 10, 1928, in Wallowa to Charles Isaac Johnson and Mabel Frances Fields. She grew up on the family farm in Lower Valley outside of Wallowa with six siblings.

She attended Wallowa High School and helped her mother run the farm after her father’s death in 1940 before moving to La Grande and then to Bates.  There she met Ralph Truman Frazier who was employed at Hines Lumber Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Frazier married on Sept. 16, 1948, at the Baker County Courthouse. Their only child, Vickie LaVerne Frazier, was born on July 28, 1952. They lived at Bates, Condon, Baker, and Albany before moving to Pendleton in 1981.

During her many years of work, Mrs. Frazier was employed as a waitress, retail clerk, postal clerk, and was the clerk of the Baker School District for 16 years. 

She and her husband also managed an RV park at Albany before returning to Northeast Oregon. After moving to Pendleton, she was employed by Heritage Land Co. as a Realtor and later served payroll and bookkeeping clients at Read and Bose, CPAs for 26 years before her retirement at age 80.

Mrs. Frazier enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and rooting for the Pendleton High School Buckaroos. Many PHS athletes and their families simply knew her as “Grandma,”  family members said.

She also loved seeing her friends at Wildhorse Casino and Headquarters Beauty Salon and traveling to Nevada with the Eagles on numerous occasions. She spent hours rooting on her beloved Seattle Mariners and Portland Trail Blazers.

Mrs. Frazier was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and five siblings, Viola Frazier, Geneva “Bid” Werst, Jesse “Jess” Johnson, James “Mike” Johnson and Robert “Bob” Johnson. 

Survivors include her brother, Aldon Johnson of Wallowa; her daughter,  Vickie, and son-in-law, Lonnie Read, of Pendleton; and two grandchildren, Kelli Renee Bullington of Pendleton and Jeffrey Parker Read of Washington D.C.; one great-grandchild, Truman Hubert Bullington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton Foundation Trust through the Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., Pendleton, OR  97801.  Online condolences may be sent to www.pioneerchapel.


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