Glenn Everett Frazier passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, September 29, 2013. He entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior.
Glenn was born on February 1, 1915 in Stilwell, Oklahoma to James and Oggie Frazier, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Oklahoma, left the “dust bowl” in 1935 and worked various jobs across the country until he arrived in the “land of promise” for him, California. There he met Louise Bobo, also from Oklahoma, and they married in September of 1939. They settled in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised a family of three in Oakland and Alameda. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II stationed out of Ft. Lewis, Washington. Glenn retired from the Oakland Public Schools in July, 1977. Upon retirement he and Louise relocated to the Oakdale, California to enjoy their retirement years. Louise passed away July, 2000 after 61 years of marriage. In 2003, Glenn relocated to Boise, Idaho to be closer to family in the area. He married his older brother’s widow, Virginia Hobbs Frazier, also from Oklahoma, in November, 2003. They enjoyed several years of companionship in Boise.
Glenn was known for his humility, humor, and huge heart. Glenn’s humility was demonstrated in his leadership through quiet example, whether it was leading his family, the union he belonged to, or the church board of the church he attended. He also enjoyed working with his hands whether it was remodeling houses, creating cabinets, or making tool boxes and playhouses for his grandchildren. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed gardening until well into his 90’s.
Glenn’s humor was evidenced in his quick wit and teasing. He made time spent with family and friends fun with his sense of humor.
Glenn’s heart was dedicated to God and to people. He delighted in playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time in God’s creation camping and fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed volunteering and serving others at his church and in his community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Nick, Nora, and Ray, first wife, Louise, daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Tony. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, son, Don (Charlotte) Frazier of Sonora, California, daughter, Joan (Bob) Parsons of Meridian, Idaho, six step children, Dee, Tommy, Larry, Ronnie, Carolyn, and Vickie of Oklahoma, seven grandchildren, Ellen Johnson, Scott (Helena) Frazier, Hailey (R.J.) McLaren of California, Holly (Alfred) Frakes of Washington, Jeff (Brooke) Parsons, Kelsey (Mike) Mortimer, Lindsey Parsons of Idaho, and fifteen great grandchildren.
Glenn’s family is grateful to the ladies at Applewood Assisted Living, Audra, Danielle, Debra, Gigit, Jodi, and Paulette, who lovingly cared for him during his time with them, Dr. Kimberly Tanabe, his physician, and the staff at Hearts for Hospice, Susan Hill, his nurse and Sheila who supported him during his final year.
A Memorial Service will be held at Boise First Community Center, 3852 N. Eagle Rd. on Saturday, October 19, at 3:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held a Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson, California on Tuesday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Boise First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, Northwest Nazarene University Scholarship Fund, or charity of your choice in his name.