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Joanne Thelma Fraser


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Joanne Thelma Fraser Obituary
JOANNE THELMA FRASER Joanne died Sunday the 17th in Paradise at 88 years young. She was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on May 30, 1927 to LuLa Mae Hamner and Paul Craft. She was raised and attended school in Chico. At twelve years old, she was one of the best amateur downhill slalom skiers in California. In 1956 she was featured in the Waterski Follies, a performing acrobatic waterski club. Her husband Kay Raymond Bruce and her performed on skies at the opening for the Sycamore Pool (1 mile dam) powered by Jeeps and pulleys along the banks. She is survived by her four children; Linda Kay Gatlin (Tim) of Paradise, Robert Craft Bruce (Andrea) of Paradise, Cathy Bruce-Janigo of Anchorage, Cherly McTigue (Leo) of Albuquerque, and grandchildren; Magean, Kayli, Christopher, and Kyler. Predeceased by her brother Jackie Paul, sister Frances Kifor, husband Mike Fraser, and grandson Michael Bruce. She is now in heaven with her sweetheart Mike tending to the roses.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 27, 2016
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