October 26, 1922 – March 22, 2018
Twin Falls, Idaho — Darlene Frazier, a long-time resident of Twin Falls, died March 22, 2018 at the age of 95 at Chardonnay Assisted Living with her final days being spent surrounded by family and friends.
Born on October 26, 1922 in Colony, Kansas to Ernest Harrison and Winona Mae (Byfield) Denney. She was the middle child of eleven siblings: five girls and six boys. She spent her early years with her family and completed her education through the 8th grade. Later after moving to Idaho, she meet and married Fred M. Frazier in 1941 in Hansen, Idaho.
Darlene spent many years being Fred’s “Girl Friday” as she supported him during his military service, years as a business man in Twin Falls and Moab, Utah; and helping on their multiple cattle ranches. During this time, Fred and Darlene had two children: a son Lyle Frazier and later daughter Betty (Frazier) Veeh. Darlene and Fred had the opportunity to travel to many places including Israel, Canada, and even Cuba during their marriage. She spent many years with family camping, snowmobile riding, fishing, and Darlene even learned how to pilot a plane, so she could be Fred’s co-pilot. After Fred’s death in 1980, Darlene’s life took on a new chapter as she expanded out her interest in attending CSI basketball games – even traveling to Hutchison, Kansas with her friend Lena several time to watch them in the Championships. She spent many hours with her friends cheering on CSI, traveling with her sisters, and Darlene looked forward to her Denney Family Reunion each year when all of her siblings and their families would get together.
Darlene’s love for her family was evident in all the big family holidays she hosted, camping trips, and special moments spent with her kids, grandchildren, and great-grandsons. She spent many hours with her grandkids whether it was picnics in Boise, fishing in Alaska, or cooking at the home she spent close to 30 years living with her daughter Betty and son-in-law Bob. She even had an honorary grandson when she built a close relationship with a Spanish exchange student who spent four years in Idaho going to college. He loved to come home and tell grandma “feed me”; and Darlene would cook endlessly to feed him and anyone who came to visit.
She is survived by her son Lyle Frazier and his wife Toni along with her daughter Betty Veeh and son-in-law Bob all of Twin Falls. Her grandchildren Mike (Joy) Frazier of Boise, Greg Veeh of Twin Falls, Von (Melanie) Veeh of Anchorage, Alaska, Michelle Frazier of Boise, Danielle (Eric) Barzee of Twin Falls/Meridian, and Guillermo(Willy) Arias Nuno (her honorary grandson) of Madrid, Spain. She is also survived by seven great-grandsons and two great-great grandsons. Out of her siblings, she is survived by her sister Nadine Koepnick and brothers Gary Denney and Venice Denney. She was preceded in death by her parents, several siblings, husband Fred Frazier, and two grandchildren, Larry Frazier and Deani (Frazier) Baroli.
The memorial will be held at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, who has been entrusted with arrangements. If you would like to do something in her memory, you are welcome to give a donation to the CSI Men’s Basketball Program as Darlene spent many years cheering them on.
A celebration of Darlene's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with a light reception to follow. Burial will take place at the Swan Lake Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.
- Ernest Harrison, Father
- Winona Harrison, Mother
- Fred Frazier, Husband
- Lyle Frazier, Son
- Betty Veeh, Daughter
- Nadine Koepnick, Sister
- Gary Denney, Brother
- Venice Denney, Brother
Darlene is also survived by 6 Grandchildren, 7 Great grandsons and 2 Great-Great grandsons
She is preceded in death by several siblings and 2 grandchildren
- Celebration of Darlene's Life Saturday, March 31, 2018