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Mary "Jane" Frazier

October 23, 1930 May 19, 2020
Mary "Jane" Frazier
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Mary Jane “Jane” was born October 23, 1930 in Binghamton, NY. She passed away May 19, 2020, in Billings Montana.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Donald Nicander Frazier, who passed away in 2011 in Pinehurst, NC. She was also predeceased by her mother, Alice (O’Brien) Steen, her father Roy S. Steen, and her step mother Eleanor (Stearns) Steen, as well as her oldest sister, Clarita (Steen) Kennedy. She is survived by her three children: Kenneth Scott (Billings, MT) and his wife Sheilah; Donald Norman (New Bern, NC) and his wife Julie; and Lisa Jane (Billings, MT). She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Erik (Erica), Brian (Kristen), Jared (Sara), Laura, and Ryanne Dunphy (Joseph), as well as her four great grandsons (Benedict, Bishop, Landon and Tanner). Jane is also survived by four younger siblings: Thomas Steen (Jane); Nanette DiNardo, Nora Clifford (James); and Alan Steen. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews as well as her close family of Nicki Jenkins, Taylor, McKenzie, Carson and Kennedy all of Billings (MT), and lastly, beloved companion of her last eight years, her cat Nellie.
Jane grew up in Binghamton, NY and moved to Camp Hill, PA, and then to Greenwich, CT. She graduated from Greenwich High School in 1948, and proceeded to graduate from Bay Path Junior College in Springfield, MA (1951). After college, she worked at the CIA in Washington, DC, and Southern New England Telephone Company prior to marrying the love of her life, Don in 1952. Their life of marriage took them to many homes across the East, South and Midwest including: Hancock (NH), Norwalk (CT), Jackson (MI), Allison Park (PA), Northville (MI), and Pinehurst (NC). After Don passed in 2011, Jane moved to Allentown, PA and then New Bern, NC to be close to her son Don and Julie, and finally to Billings, MT to be close to Lisa, Ken and Sheilah. After raising three children, Jane worked in a variety of office manager roles, including Bigelow Tea and State Farm Insurance.
Jane was a devout Catholic. Never missing Mass and always following the word of our Lord. Her strong faith in Jesus Christ was reflected in how she lived her life every day. Her kindness and love was evident in everything she did, especially as an exceptional mother to her three children. She had many hobbies, including golf, travel, gardening and bridge, but she was especially gifted in music (piano) and choir. She loved singing in her church choir, in Pinehurst especially, where she and Don retired to in 1994 and spent 17 beautiful years together. She also sang in her parish choir in New Bern and the Luther Crest choir in Allentown. Her most treasured hobby was always spending time with her family including her three children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well as her two brothers, three sisters, many nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed by us all, but never forgotten as she touched all of our lives in so many loving ways.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name, or to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings, Montana. Special thanks go to those care givers and friends that assisted Jane at Luther Crest in Allentown, McCarthy Court and Brookdale in New Bern and Highgate and Compassus in Billings. Their love and care was evident in all that they did for Jane during her stay there. Jane will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, aside of her husband Don, a Korean War veteran, at a family burial service at a later date.

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