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Richard "Dick" Dean Frazee

Richard "Dick" Dean Frazee

Dick passed away peacefully on October 19, 2018 at the age of 84.
He was born in Pierre, S.D. on Oct. 3, 1934 to Walt and Kathryn Frazee; he was the fifth of seven children.

After graduating from Pierre H.S., he joined the US Navy in 1954, where he was a radio operator (RM3) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La. Dick followed his older brothers into proudly serving his country with his brother James in the Army, Donald in the Marines, and Maurice in the Air Force.

After an honorable discharge in 1958, he married Carol Anne McLaughlin. Dick and Carol moved to Arizona where Dick began his banking career. Shortly after their son Craig was born, they moved to Colorado; Lisa and Brian joined the family. In 1974, they moved to Boise, where Dick continued his career in banking. For many years, he performed inspections for title insurance and continued doing that part-time after retiring from the Ada County Assessors as an appraiser.

Upon his retirement, he pursued his favorite hobbies. He took every opportunity he had to fish on the Big Wood River. He also enjoyed woodworking, refurbishing Carol’s rescued items, and building things with his grandkids. Dick loved working in the shop—tinkering and being the family handyman. He enthusiastically (and patiently) passed those skills down to his grandchildren—mixed-in with numerous antics as the grandkids were able to coerce him into doing fun things. His ability to make the grandkids feel special was his superpower .

Dick loved watching his beloved Broncos—both BSU and Denver—and his favorite basketball team—Gonzaga—in his "Bronco room" where he displayed all his Bronco and Bulldogs memorabilia. He enjoyed watching college basketball, especially March Madness. Dick liked watching old movies—“It’s a classic”—he could watch them several times and never tire of them.

He had a deep interest in WWII history; he liked reading and watching all the books and movies he could find. He probably knew enough to write his own book!

He is remembered with love by his wife of 57 years; children: Craig, Lisa and Brian; grandchildren: Kyle, Hunter, Cort, Conor, Parker, and Payton; sisters: Joan Trautner and Linda Bougie-Jorgensen; son-in-law: Chad; and daughters-in-law: Candy, Laura, and Brenda. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Lynn, Michael, Perry, Shelly, David, Curtis, Anthony and Kim.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers Donald, Maurice, James and Mark.

Dick was a kind, generous man with an infectious laugh and a sweet tooth who loved spending time with his grandkids.

Dick will be missed—INDUBITABLY.

A private service and interment will be held at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery.
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