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Emily M. Frazier

October 29, 1933 — June 2, 2024

Chapman Ranch

Emily Kurtz Frazier passed away from a prolonged illness on June 2, 2024, at Chapman Ranch, TX surrounded by her loved ones and caregivers. She was 90 years of age.

Emily was born on October 29, 1933, to Paul and Johanna Kurtz in Kurten, Texas. She was the youngest of four children. Her family moved to Karnes City, Texas, where Emily and her siblings grew up on a farm. They were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She graduated from Karnes City High School and moved to Beeville, Texas for a job. She met and married the love of her life, Bill Frazier of Sandia, Texas. They married on April 12, 1953, at St. Paul's.

Emily and Bill settled down in Alice, Texas after their wedding. They welcomed two children Sandra and Scott. After many happy years in Alice, the family relocated to Calallen. Emily was a dedicated homemaker and attentive mother. She could be counted on to volunteer for PTA activities and room mother duties. She was a talented seamstress, an avid gardener, and an excellent bowler. She bowled on several teams and once came within two pins of a perfect game. She had numerous bowling trophies.

Once her own children had grown up and gone off to college, Emily became a childcare aid at the Country School Daycare Center in Annaville, where she worked until her retirement. She stayed in touch with many of her beloved pupils from the Country School.

Emily was also a long-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Robstown. She and Bill volunteered to help keep the church property in order. In retirement, they traveled with friends to Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, Branson, and other places on their list. The Texas Hill Country was among one of their favorite places.

Emily loved birds, especially roadrunners, she had a collection of artworks featuring roadrunners. She had a long-term fascination with whooping cranes. When the cranes returned each winter to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, she noted in her journal the number of birds that returned and then the page number that departed the refuge in the spring. She was also exceedingly dedicated to keeping a journal, which she did for many years.

Emily and Bill were married for 55 years until he died in 2008. Emily is survived by her son, Scott, his wife Kacy, granddaughter Erin Kennedy and her husband Brian; as well as great-grandsons, Tyrconnell, Nevin, and Carrick, all of Chapman Ranch, TX. She is also survived by her daughter Sandra and her husband Gary of Sugar Land, TX.

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

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