Irene Sipple Frazier passed away gently at 7:42 a.m., Saturday April 4. This beloved woman was surrounded by her five children and five of her 12 grandchildren, over the final days of her life, at her home in Minden. We celebrate her life and her unfailing love and support … not only to her direct family but also to her church family, friends and neighbors. Irene spread love and joy to every life she touched.
Born in 1922 to an Iowa farm family, Irene attended college in Colorado where she received her teaching degree. Irene loved teaching. She began her career teaching in a one room school house in the Midwest and completed her career as a highly prized teacher of first graders at St. Michaels School in Dallas.
After Irene retired, she returned to her adopted home town of Minden. She loved the calm and friendly atmosphere after the rush of living in Dallas.
She ministered to people with her gift of compassion and her incredible singing voice and her unfailing hospitality. Sharing her delicious homemade cinnamon rolls, cookies, breads and soups was her joy.
Irene loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She often reminded us that when she left this earth, we were to celebrate her promotion to her eternal home with joy. Irene donated her body to LSU Medical School to be used in teaching future doctors.
A memorial service to celebrate her life and promotion will be at 11 a.m., Saturday April 11, at First United Methodist Church of Minden.
She is survived by her five children, Joan Marie Frazier of Kilgore and her three children, Dan Jay Frazier and wife, Elizabeth of Minden and their six children, Carol Ann Frazier of Minden, Robert Eugene Frazier of Irving and his three children and Carlton Todd Frazier of Minden.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church of Minden.