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Information for Loretta Mildred Payton Frazier

4 April, 1923 - 7 June, 1990

From the Idaho News Tribune

June, 1990

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Loretta Frazier

    Loretta M. Frazier, 67, of Ontario, Ore., passed away Thursday morning, June 7, 1990, at an Ontario hospital.  funeral services will be June 9, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ontario Church of the Nazarene.  Vault interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of Lienkaemper Chapel.
    she was born April 4, 1923, in Pool, Neb., to Harry S. and Jessie L. (Luce) Payton.  She earned her teaching certificate from Kearney State Teachers College in Nebraska.  Loretta and Melvin J. Frazier were married Jan. 30, 1952, in Cozad, Neb.  she and Melvin were both ordained ministers in the Church of the Nazarene.  Mrs. Frazier had three careers during her life.  she worked in dry cleaning, food service and apartment management.  She and her husband were regional supervisors for Commonwealth Corp., and apartment management firm, for the last 11 years.  Mr. Frazier had pastored the Church of the Nazarene in St. Edward, Neb., then Raton, N.M., from 1964 to 1968; Clovis, N.M., until 1972; and Carlsbad, N.M. until 1975.  They moved to Salem, Ore., from Santa Fe, N.M., then to Nampa and to Ontario two years ago.
    Survivors include her husband, Melvin of Ontario; three sons, Steve of Manhattan, Kan., Rod of Nampa and Skip of Coquille, Ore.; two daughters, Sue Fleming of Raton; and Kathy Barker of Nampa; four brothers, Leonard Payton of Dallas, Iowa, George of Brighton, Colo., Don of Oklahoma City, and Roy of Orange, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Nazarene College Student Scholarship Fund, Nampa, Idaho.  Friends may call today at Ontario Lienkaemper Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m.

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