Evelyn R. (Naggy) Frazier

Evelyn Frazier
Evelyn Frazier

We would like to share our family story with you. Evelyn R. (Naggy) Frazier passed away peacefully on November 12, 2013 at North Valley Hospital after a heroic battle with cancer. Our mom, sister, grandmother, wife, aunt and friend was born July 22, 1938 at Oroville General Hospital to William and Grace Naggy, and was the youngest of their five daughters.

Evelyn was raised on Ellemeham Mountain where the family owned a cattle and horse ranch and where she built a strong work ethic, a dedication to family, appreciation of animals and unconditional love. She enjoyed horseback riding and owned many horses over the years-each one like family to her. Evelyn graduated from Oroville high school in 1957 and went to work for the Oroville cannery until she married Roy Frazier on Nov. 14, 1959. They worked alongside each other in the family apple orchards along with raising cattle, horses and multiple hay fields.

Evelyn enjoyed many aspects of the farm life including a large garden that produced bounties of cucumbers for pickles, cabbage for sauerkraut, tomatoes for canning salsa and passed this onto her children, grandchildren and family. Evelyn was an active member of the Ellivoro Rebecekah Lodge #234, and held several positions including conductor and dedicated member of the drill team. Evelyn always had a warm and welcoming smile and enjoyed being in the outdoors as she represented one of the strongest and greatest generations ever.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, William Naggy; mother Grace Naggy and her husband, Roy Frazier.

Evelyn is survived by her sons Jeff (Gail) of Oroville and Stan of Boise Idaho; grandchildren Ryan, Scott, Madisyn, Dylanie and Joey; great granddaughter Autumn and her loving dog Tucker. She is also survived by her sisters Betty (Dave) Dieterich and Shirley Moser of Oroville, Barbara Jean Conner of Omak and Lorriane Schmeer of Spokane.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 30 at 11 a.m., at the Oroville United Methodist Church. Donations may be made in her memory to Nourishing Hands Rescue of Oroville.

Precht-Harrisn-Nearents Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.