Dec. 10, 1920—Nov. 26, 2017
Annabel Frazier, 96, of Twin Falls, died Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Syringa Place. She was born Annabel Laurel Rudolph on December 10, 1920 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her parents had come to Idaho with the early Idaho settlers. Annabel’s mother, Alice, came to Idaho from Nebraska in 1906 when Alice was 6 years old. They settled and farmed near Filer. Twelve years later Fred Rudolph, whose family was from Illinois, arrived in Idaho, in 1912. Fred served in the Army in 1917 during World War I. He came back to the family-owned farm where, Just a little more than a year later, he married Alice Rudolph on March 12, 1919. They lived with Fred’s mother and Alice’s younger brother Bill. Fred was 24 years old and Alice was 19 years old. Annabel was born exactly 9 months later.
Fred had very interesting jobs throughout Annabel’s childhood, taking the family to Oregon, Washington, California and ending back in Twin Falls by the time Annabel was 15 years old. Annabel was an excellent student, earning Valedictorian of her class when graduating from Twin Falls High School. Annabel was working at Troy Laundry when she was 18 and 19 years old. It was there she met Richard Frazier, who also worked at the laundry. They were married on October 19, 1941 in Twin Falls when Annabel was 20 and Richard 22. A little over a year later, Richard enlisted and served for 3 years in World War II.
In 1942 Annabel was working during the war in Bremerton, Washington where Paul McHenry resided and had come from Illinois. Paul was Fred’s mother’s younger brother. A few years after Richard’s return from the war they started their family. Daughter Sue, daughter Nancy and son Dan were all born a year apart, then three years later came David. The children were raised in Twin Falls.
Annabel’s scholastic aptitude led to her accounting work in Twin Falls. She worked for Armstrong and Wickham CPA’s from about 1958 to 1967 when they became Armstrong, Robinson and Hansen CPA’s
During this time the children were in school. Dick accepted a job in Burley at that time, and Annabel continued her accounting career there. When his job then took him to Buhl, Annabel began working at Gem Equipment in Twin Falls, where she retired. About 1975 she and Dick divorced and Annabel returned to Twin Falls. She so enjoyed working that she then worked for Skinner Trucking and again retired when she was 79 years old.
Ralph Martin was a close friend and companion of Annabel’s. They did a lot of traveling which they both enjoyed immensely. Another close friend was her cousin Garth Brown and his wife Gretchen, from Victorville California. Another love of Annabel’s was Scrabble, which was a family favorite. In her later years she met Bill Dobson, many years her junior. They played weekly at her home for many, many years.
Throughout her entire life Pinochle was her passion, whether it be family, friends, Pinochle groups that met regularly in homes, or at the Senior Center. She was playing, and winning, at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Twin Falls into her 90s. At age 96 she was playing Pinochle on Wednesday evenings when a group came to play at Syringa Place, where she was living when she died, on November 26, 2017.
Annabel has 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Sue (Ray) Clark of Twin Falls, and Nancy (Ken) Buck of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Her grandchildren are Stacy (Bill) Tilson, Michelle (Tim) Biediger, Keum Frazier, of Couer d’Alene, Michael (Emily) Buck, Rocklin, Ca., and Andrew (Laura) Buck, Buffalo, New York. Great grandchildren are Kellee Tilson, Seattle, Wash., Tyler and Chance Mueller and Chloe Biediger of Couer d’Alene, Christopher Buck, Rocklin, Ca, Ava Buck, of Buffalo, N.Y. and Mackenzie Dean of Moscow, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ken and Donald, her sister, Marjorie Duggar, two sons, David and Dan, and a granddaughter, Kristeen Buck.
The family extends a special “Thank You” to the staff at Syringa Place for their outstanding care, and to Hospice Visions, and to Dr. Dan Preucil.
Annabel’s life will be celebrated at a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park, 2296 Kimberly Road in Twin Falls on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Dale Metzger officiating. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel of Twin Falls. Condolences may be left at www.reynoldschapel.com.