Joan Frazer Obituary

Joan Therese Frazer
Joan Therese Frazer

November 16, 1945 - August 31, 2020
Born in Rome, New York
Resided in Bend, Oregon

Obituary

The family of Joan Therese Frazer of Bend, Oregon, is saddened to announce her passing on August 31, 2020 at the age of 74 years. She passed away at the Hospice House at Partners in Care after battling ovarian cancer for two years.

Joan will be deeply missed by her husband of 53 years, Spencer; sons: Rodney (Leslye), Randall (Heather), and Ryan; grandchildren: Alexander, Andrew, Reagan, and Austin; sister, Claire Meade; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Joan was an active member of Holy Communion Evangelical Catholic Church, Assistance League of Bend and Cancer with Compassion. She will be lovingly remembered by her church family, fellow volunteers and many friends.

Joan was born to Francis Albert and Michaeline Wanda Czajkowski who have preceded her in death along with her brother Francis. She was raised in Rome, New York, and attended high school at Saint Aloysius Academy followed by Onondaga Community College in Upstate New York. After obtaining an Associate's degree in dental hygiene she started a career as a dental hygienist.

Joan met her husband Spencer at Coalyard Charlie’s tavern in Rome where he was in the Air Force at Griffiss Air Force Base. They were married in Rome, New York, on October 8, 1966. They eventually settled to raise their family in the town of Roswell, Georgia, just outside Atlanta.

While raising her three sons in Roswell, Joan was active in the local community and made many lifelong friends. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf and traveling around the world with her husband and vacationing with their children. She also liked taking short casino trips with her friends and traveling to attend numerous family events across the country as often as she could. She always had a suitcase packed and ready to go at a moment's notice.

Shortly after taking up snow skiing, Spencer and Joan discovered Mt. Bachelor and fell in love with the community of Bend. In 2010 they sold their home in Roswell and relocated to Bend permanently where they enjoyed the many outdoor activities around Central Oregon. Joan made many new friends in Bend and enjoyed volunteering with the Assistance League and the Newcomers Club. She exercised at Curves, knitted countless hats, walked miles around the Old Mill District, and enjoyed playing cards, dominos, and Bananagrams with her visiting grandchildren and family.

A memorial service will be announced at a later time. Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s name to:

Assistance League, Bend, OR
https://www.assistanceleague.org/bend/

St Charles Cancer Center
https://foundation.stcharleshealthcare.org/ways-give/support-specific-program/cancer-center

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Baird Funeral Home - Bend
2425 NE Tweet Pl
Bend, OR US 97703
2020-09-25T