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Mary Lou Frazier

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mary Lou Frazier Obituary
Frazier, Mary Lou Butler

Mary Lou Butler Frazier, 89, a New Mexico amateur golfing legend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30, 2016.

Mary Lou was born April 26, 1927 in Cherokee, IA. She graduated from Iowa State University with an undergraduate degree in physics and from the University of New Mexico with a Masters in Science.

Her working career began as a research physicist at Sandia Labs. She moved from there to influence young lives by teaching math at Highland and Sandia High Schools and the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University.

Mary Lou married Eugene Butler in 1948 and had two sons, Rob and Brian. Gene died suddenly in 1956 of polio and she raised their sons by herself. She married Art Frazier in 1969 and partnered with him to run Frazier's World Fair Shows until his death in 1990.

Golf was her passion which she shared with Rob and Brian. During her golfing career, she won five Albuquerque City Championships, two State Championships, two State Senior Championships and two Southwestern Championships plus many club and local tournaments.

Mary Lou, aka Granny, was predeceased by her grandson, Brandon Butler. She is survived by Rob and Chris Butler, Brian and Debbie Butler; grandchildren, Eric Butler and Jessica Butler; her sister, Shirley Sinkey; four great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew. She will be greatly missed by her many golfing friends both in Albuquerque and in Scottsdale where she spent 35 winters.

Granny was a great mother and grandmother. We have heard from so many people about how she touched their lives as a teacher, friend and golfer. She is now resting in the arms of her Lord. We all love her and will miss her always.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m., at FRENCH â€" Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to her favorite cause, Western Women's Golf Foundation, 12019 SE Crestview Pl, Tequesta FL 33469 or the . Please visit our online guestbook for Mary Lou at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2017
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