Dorothy L. Frazier
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February 2, 1934 - July 5, 2014
Dorothy Louise Frazier, age 80, beloved mother and grandmother went home to her Heavenly Father Saturday, July 5, 2014. Dorothy was born on her parents' farm in Notus, Idaho February 2, 1934 to Charles Leroy and Elsie (Petersen) Boatman. She is survived by her sons Gary, Stephen (Cynthia), and David; granddaughters Lisa and April; grandsons TJ "Travis James," JD "Jerod Daniel" (Hannah), and Greg (Cassy) Kelly; great-granddaughters Hope Frazier and Dakota Kelly; and great-grandson Daysen Frazier. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Charles "Bill," Brian, Fred, Dudley, and Donald; and her sisters Kathryn "Kate," Bernice, Elva, and Lois.
Dorothy was a third generation Idahoan on her mother's side of the family and lived her entire life in Notus, Middleton, and Caldwell. She graduated from Notus High School in 1952 and married Delwin Frazier December 15, 1952. That marriage ended in May, 1975.
She and Shirley Evans owned and operated the Vike Inn in Middleton for a number of years where she got to know the farmers, businessmen, and students when they came in for coffee or a burger. Later, she was a rural route carrier for the USPS for several years.
Dorothy loved her family, sports, and Idaho. In high school, she played several sports including basketball and softball. Later, she started bowling and became quite accomplished playing in several leagues over the years at Talbot Lanes and Caldwell Bowl. She also competed in state and national bowling tournaments.
She inherited her love of sports from her father. When someone came to visit, they would often find her watching a football or baseball game on television. And, when she came to visit her son in Utah, they attended BYU football games where she saw Jim McMahon and Steve Young play, or they went to Jazz games and saw John Stockton and Karl Malone. She once told a local television reporter at the Boise Airport that she was going to Utah for Thanksgiving and to see a Jazz game. She said she liked the Jazz because they played the game the right way.
Friends and family may attend a viewing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 9 at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell. Graveside services will be held at Canyon Hill Cemetery beginning at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 10th with a reception following at Prestige Autumn Wind, 200 W Beech St, Caldwell. Please join our family in celebrating Mom's life. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.
Dorothy's family would especially like to thank the staff of Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind and Heart n' Home Hospice Care for their excellent care and the kindness with which they treated Mom.
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue Caldwell, ID 83605
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on July 8, 2014