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Nancy Janetta Frazier Muir

Nancy Janetta Frazier was born to Fred and Gladys Frazier in Hardin, June 20, 1923. Nancy went to sleep and joined her parents in paradise Sunday, August 5, 2012. She has been a resident of Ventura the past 41years.

Nancy worked in the Executive Headquarters of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA), until her marriage to a young engineer, Roger Muir on March 1, 1952. That same month, Roger was called back to the Navy during the Korean Conflict which took them to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. Because of his previous employment at Los Alamos, they were sent to Sandia Base in Albuquerque where they resided for nine years.

While in New Mexico, Nancy worked as the Programmer at NBC/KOB Radio, until the birth of her first child, Chaun in 1956, at which time she decided to become a stay-at-home Mom. They moved to Sacramento in July of 1962, where Nancy formed many lasting friendships. Her daughter Morna arrived on the scene December 4th of that year.

In 1971, the family moved to Ventura, to the house where they still reside. Sensitive to the needs of newcomers to the area, Nancy enjoyed making them welcome to Ventura. After the move in 1971, she soon became active in the Welcome Wagon Newcomers’ Club, and was President for a time. Nancy was also a charter member of The Garden Club of San Buenaventura.

Chaun and Morna have taken advantage of the closeness of our local schools and, happily, have remained settled in the area. Because of her intense interest in the plight of the underprivileged and children with special needs, Nancy became an active member of the Children’s Home Society, Santa Paula/Fillmore Chapter. In 1977, she joined Assistance League of Ventura County and immediately became involved with the School for Special Needs Children in Oxnard, where she became School Board Chairman and spent many volunteer hours. Nancy loved learning during her senior years, taking courses at University of New Mexico, American River College, and Ventura College.

Nancy and Roger have been active members of Ventura Missionary Church where they have attended for over 41years. She enjoyed music, theater, art, nature, sewing, and golf, but among her happiest hours were those spent with her three grandchildren, the light of her life.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gladys; brother Elbert, killed in the Battle of the Bulge, Germany, 1944; brother Millard and sister-in-law Geneva. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Roger; son Chaun and his daughter Leda of Oak View; daughter Morna Behrens with husband Steve and their sons Alec and Harry, of Ventura. In Missouri, she leaves her sister Barbara Foster; nephew Kevin and his daughters Callie Moudy with husband Ryan and son Eric; Beth Fortin with husband Joel, daughter Carisse, and son Owen; nephew Kirk and daughter Meghan, her daughter Dyman and son Jordan; and nephew Kyle with wife Anna and daughter Bella. Also surviving are nephew David Frazier with wife Christine of El Paso, Texas; nieces Joyce, Martha, and Rebecca, all of Missouri; and many other relatives and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 18th, 3:30 p.m. at Ventura Missionary Church, 500 High Point Drive, Ventura.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Assistance League of Ventura County, 913 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA 93001.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.

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