DE LEON — Carolyn Frasier, 69, of De Leon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, passed peacefully from this life into the next on Jan. 31, 2018. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2 at Nowlin Anders Funeral Home in De Leon. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the First Baptist Church, De Leon, with Brother Daniel Harper officiating. Burial will follow in De Leon Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Robinett, Keith McIlvain, Joe Burnett, Ernie Escamilla, Richard Mohon, Grady West, Gerald VanZandt, Milton Smith, and Jim Frank. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Pounds, Jerry Morgan, David Menzel, Billy Mac Barnes, and First Baptist Deacons.
Carolyn Lucretia Taylor Frasier was born Oct. 27, 1948 in Pecos. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth in 1966, and from Tarleton State University, Stephenville in 1969. On June 6, 1969 she married Sam Frasier in Fort Worth.
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 48 years; two children, Jason and wife Jennifer of Crowley, Jennifer Leonhart and husband Billy of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Aidan and Zachary Frasier, and Norah, Liam, and Livia Leonhart; two brothers, Glenn of Granbury and Dale of Breckenridge; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.C. and Juanita Taylor.
With a warm and friendly, radiant smile for everyone she met – and joy in her heart – Carolyn loved serving the Lord as Sunday school teacher, keyboard player, and part-time church secretary. Affectionately known to her grandchildren as “Nonnie”, she took great pride and interest in their achievements. They were the delight of her life.
Following her husband in his coaching career, Carolyn taught school at Ennis, Trent, and De Leon. During the last 29 years of her career, she taught mostly in De Leon Middle School (grades 7 & 8) in several subject areas. She also taught some high school classes. Teaching was her passion and she influenced many lives during her career. In her 33 year teaching career, at one time or another, she taught each grade from kindergarten to 12th.
Carolyn was also a diligent worker in her community. She was a long time member of the ESA Sorority, holding every office during her many years of membership. Most recently she served as Educational Director, working on developing the sorority’s yearbook. She was involved with the Academic Awards Banquet from its inception, working closely with De Leon High School in developing the program for the banquet.
She was a tireless worker for the Comanche County Unit of the American Cancer Society, working at the annual pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale and January Stew Supper. She was especially proud to be one of the original organizers of the Annual Bunco for the Cure Event, a major fundraiser for the Relay for Life.
Upon her retirement from teaching in 2002, she became an active member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She had served as Vice-President and President of the Comanche County Unit. She worked on numerous committees and most recently served as local Historian and District Foundation Chairman. In May of 2014, she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by District XV for her many contributions to TRTA.
Due to her kidney failure in July of 2012, Carolyn’s home away from home (3 days per week) has been at the “Eastland Dialysis Unit”. There she developed many wonderful friendships over the past few years. She was their first patient when the unit opened in April of 2013.
If desired you may make a donation to the church of your choice or favorite charity in her memory. Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.