Lester Edwin Frazier
Born on Feb. 19, 1936
LESTER EDWIN FRAZIER
PORT LAVACA - A dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, Lester Frazier, passed away peacefully at his home as he and his wife slept in the early morning hours of September 10th, 2013. He rested from a day of doing the things that Lester loved to do any other day of his life-waking up to a cheerful breakfast with his wife of 58 years, tending to their home that he and his wife had together turned lovingly into a place of comfort and welcome to their large family and many friends. His day ended as so many before, visiting with one of his sons in the driveway of his home, then sitting down to a supper with his wife before turning in for a welcome night's rest.
Lester Edwin Frazier was born February 19, 1936 in Fruita, Colorado, the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. He grew up in the Montrose, Colorado area. While there, he worked in the uranium mines until he moved to Port Lavaca in 1954. He met the love of his life, Lynda Lee Whatley shortly after arriving and they were married June 5, 1955. Their life since then has been abundantly filled with work, play, raising children, enjoying the years as their family grew from 3 sons and a daughter into 4 families giving them grandchildren and great grandchildren. His and Lynda's enthusiasm and zest for life led them to experience camping, hunting, fishing, family vacations, school plays and sports, holiday entertaining, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, then adding to the list later in life, taking their entire family to Cancun in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, cruises, motor home cross country treks, plane trips to Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands.
Lester is a well known name and face in the Port Lavaca and surrounding areas. Along with various occupations, he spent many years farming and in the farming community, retiring as General Manager from the Moreman Community Gin in 2001. His knowledge of and passion for exotic birds was known by all who visited his "Frazier Farms" extensive collection of tropical birds which he and his wife began in the mid 1980's and maintained until recent months.
Lester will be greatly missed by his immediate family: His wife, Lynda, his 4 children, Michelle Frazier; Lynn Frazier and wife, Trish; Lloyd Frazier and wife, Wanda; and Lorne Frazier and wife, Jessica; 7 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 2 more on the way, 7 step great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Ethel May Hall and Frances Viola English, and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Richardson Colonial Funeral Home, 123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, Texas, 77979. Lunch for family and friends will be served Friday, September 13, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 814 North San Antonio Street, Port Lavaca, Texas 77979 with funeral services following at the church at 2:00 p.m.