Vail Daily obituary: Pamela June Frazier, 1955-2014
Ryan Summerlin March 5, 2014
Pamela June Frazier passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, on Feb. 27, following a courageous and determined effort to survive and overcome a long illness.
Pam was born Pamela June Nelson on September 16, 1955, to parents Wallace Albert Nelson and June Herreid Nelson in Dallas, where she lived the early years of her childhood in Highland Park, attending Miss Nealand’s Country Day School and Armstrong Elementary. Following the family’s move to Houston in 1963, she became the much loved and treasured stepdaughter of her new and “second” dad, Silas Lanham Frazier, whose last name she took as her own for the remainder of her life. Pam attended Hunters Creek Elementary School, Memorial Junior High School and the Duchesne Academy in Houston, as well as Texas A&M University in College Station.
A natural athlete and exuberant and fun-loving participant in every aspect of life, from the age of 9, Pam excelled as an outstanding equestrian, tennis player, high diver at the famed Houston Shamrock pool, as well as in a wide variety of other activities, including scuba diving and skiing at the family’s second home in Vail, where she also lived and worked for a number of years. Pam was a superb saleswoman, having real estate licenses in the states of Texas, Colorado and California, where she last worked in sales for the Welk Resort in Escondido, just north of San Diego, Calif.
Pam is survived by her husband, John Chester, of San Diego, Calif.; beloved mother, June Herreid Frazier, of Vail; her older brother, James A. Nelson, and his wife, Barbara, of The Woodlands, Texas; sister Sheri Nelson Maclean and her husband, Dr. Bruce M. Maclean, also of The Woodlands; sister Susan Nelson Rohman and husband John Rohman, of Escondido, Calif.; nephew Nelson Kittler, of Eugene, Ore.; niece Pam Nelson, of The Woodlands; and nephew Jimmy Nelson, of San Marcus, Texas. She is also survived by her oldest friends Jody Macomber and Dr. Robert Oshman, as well as her many cousins and friends throughout the country. Pam embraced life and lived it to the fullest and will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched, not only in this country but all over the world.
The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the many physicians and health care professionals at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, The Woodlands and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who cared for her during the last nine months of her life.
A memorial service for Pam is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Forest Park-The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 IH-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas 77384. In lieu of flowers, contributions are invited in Pam’s memory to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center in Houston or to a charity of your choice.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy: 4-7.