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Jennings Frazier Kruljac
Oct. 30, 1917 - March 17, 2013
Thelma Ione Jennings Frazier Kruljac, 95, passed away peacefully on March 17. Thelma was born Oct. 30, 1917 in Chatham, Illinois to Silas "Bert" Burton and Jessie Pearl Jennings.
She lived in Vallejo for over 40 years and was most recently a resident of Petaluma.
Thelma was employed as a seamstress at the Rough Rider Clothing Factory in Napa where she worked for many years and then retired.
She spent most of her spare time doing handy crafts, gardening and canning. She loved to make handmade gifts for her family members and friends to "remember her by". She took great pleasure in sharing vegetables from her garden with everyone.
In 1933, Thelma married Harley Edwin Frazier, Feb. 13, 1909 - Jan. 30, 1983, a family friend, with whom she had two children, Harley Eugene Frazier, July 1, 1935 - July 29, 1999, and Janet Pearl Frazier Gordon, born March 6, 1938. In 1961, she married Jeffrey Kruljac; they lived on his family ranch in Montana for a while and then settled in Vallejo. He passed away in 1994 after a battle with cancer.
Thelma came from a family of 12 children. She was the second-to-the-last surviving sibling. Her siblings were, Russell, Dorsey, Oras "Ode", Kenneth, Donald, Milburn, Opal, Vera, Bert, Betty and Marion; two other sisters, Mabel and Lulu died at birth.
Thelma is survived by her daughter, Janet and her husband, Robert Emmett Gordon of Petaluma; her daughter-in-law, Alice Frazier Knapp of Paradise; sister, Vera Messing of Sacramento and sister-in-law, Lillian Parfitt of Vallejo; five grandchildren, Bobi of Yuma, AZ; Fred Frazier of Yuba City, Jeannie Lynne Frazier Cruz of American Canyon, Sandra Gordon Michaan of Alameda and Robert Gordon of Santa Rosa; 10 great grandchildren, Brandy Miller, Trevor and Cassie Martin, Aaron Frazier, Erica and Gregory Robbins, Samantha Michaan, Rhiannon, Caleb and Brendan Gordon and four great, great grandchildren. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.
Visitation will take place on Monday, March 25, 1 to 9 p.m., at Colonial Chapels in Vallejo. Services will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Burial in All Souls Cemetery, Vallejo. Arrangements by Colonial Chapels.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Mar. 20, 2013
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"Jan, I didn't know your mom well but what I saw was such a sweet, gentle, lovable, person. Every time I..."
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- Bob and Ruth Van Houten
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- Janet Petty
"Aunt Thelma, you have been a wonderful Aunt. I will miss you. Now you are with Uncle Jeffrey. Love,..."
- Deann Parfitt
"P.S. So glad I was there on her last day. She was a fantastic Aunt & now she is with Uncle Jeffrey. ..."
- Deann Parfitt
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