Violet Hart Frazier
February 8, 1922  -  October 10, 2017

Violet Hart Frazier

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Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:00 PM
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Corinth Cemetery
Cisco, TX  

Violet Hart Frazier, 95, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her home on Tanglewood Drive, Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be 1:00 Pm, October 17, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy. 277 South, Abilene, Texas. Graveside will take place 3:00PM, October 17, 2017 at Corinth Cemetery located between Cisco and Eastland, Texas, on County Road 154.

Violet Vale Hart Frazier was born February 8, 1922, in Eastland County to Samuel G. Hart and Ina Thompson Hart who settled in that area when they married. Violet’s parents emphasized education, values and ethics - and set an example of hard work and enterprise. Immediately upon graduation from Cisco High School, at age seventeen, Violet volunteered to work at Cisco Lumber and Supply where she did not receive a salary, but observed and learned business protocol. She had a gift for math but realized she needed additional skills and took an accounting course by mail. She then worked for Ford Motor Company and later did bookkeeping for several banks and businesses in Cisco and Breckenridge.

After WW11 ended, Violet moved to Abilene where she was employed by an oil company. It was the age of the oil boom and before long she was hired to do the bookkeeping for the Abilene Petroleum Club. She met her husband, Art Frazier, at the club in 1956 and they married in 1961. Mr. Frazier died in November 1963. He was well known in the community for his generosity. He had been engaged in oil and ranching operations which fell to Violet to manage after his death. With only limited experience, she immediately applied herself in learning all the aspects of the operations. She admitted she stumbled a little at first, but with renewed effort and diligence, she became recognized as one of the most successful and influential women in oil and ranching endeavors. Violet owned ranches at Haskell, Lueders, and Hearne, Texas; and Versailles, Missouri.

Violet loved her mother and father and never forgot her roots. She always emphasized that the examples of her parents and her faith guided her in all her decisions. She remained close to her family, including many nieces and nephews. She was always grateful for her good mind, curiosity, and natural abilities. She gave God the credit for everything in her life and was a life-long member of the First Methodist Church.

She is survived by nieces and nephews: Barbara Lamphear; Tamara Hart Royal and daughters Holly Trotter and Steffany Royal; Diana Clark and daughter, Meagan Clark; Ken Kamon and daughter Zoe Faith, and Kaye Kamon and son Isaac Eliasen. Other beloved nieces and nephews include Zachary Hart, Zane Hart, and Georgia Hailey, and sister-in-law Ruth Hart and daughter Lou Ann Pugliese.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Fern Hart, Rose Clark and Effie Kamon; and brothers Tom Hart, G. W. Hart, and Garnett Hart; nephews, Charles Clark, Jr., Samuel Hart, Jeffrey Trotter, and Blair Lamphear.

Memorial donations may be made to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Abilene, Texas.


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  1. PW
    , TX

    May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about your loved one and bring your dear one back again.” John 5:28, 29. This is a promise from Jehovah God whose word does not return to him without results. Isaiah 55:11..

  2. Mary Loving
    Albert City, IA

    I felt honored to be in Violet's home with her family for Christmas 2012. Violet's family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Guillory Family
    Covington, LA

    To the loved ones of Violet Frazier,
    Although we did not have the privilege of knowing Mrs. Frazier, we have personally experienced the pain of losing someone we loved dearly. We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of Gods enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time. (1 Peter 5:7) We pray that Gods promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come.

    The Guillory Family
    Covington, LA

  4. Clinton & Shannon Brown
    Olden, TX

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved aunt. What an extraordinary woman! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Daniel Cumpton
    Hawley, TX

    I can say without a doubt, that Violet Frazier helped more people through out her life than any one person I've ever known!

  6. Ike watts
    Cisco, TX

    So sorry for every one

  7. Mark Crowe
    Goldsmith, TX

    My prayers for all the family I had a lot of respect for Violet for the way she took care of her family.

  8. Ricky Whatley
    Cisco, TX

    I hate to hear of Mrs. Frazier's passing. Many years ago I worked for Mrs. Frazier and it was a wonderful experience the best anyone could ask for, it was such a pleasure to always help her. Kelli & I will always treasure those times & memories.
    Ricky Whatley

  9. John Cummins & Family
    Abilene, TX

    I have known Vi, through my Aunt Betty, for as long as I can remember which is nearly all of my 57 years. As a child, I was enthused to see the slide photos that she and Betty took of their travels near and far. Vi was always the proper lady in all situations, whether she was standing in a pasture observing cattle or a nearby oil rig, or at the country club having lunch and greeting so many who knew her and stopped by her table. My most recent favorite memories are of her birthday luncheons at the country club, where she was always the humble honoree and the one who wanted to make sure all of her friends were being taken care of. Lots of fond memories of a very special lady.

  10. Betty Cummins
    Abilene, TX

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great and dear friend.

  11. John and Peggy Williams
    Eastland, TX

    Sorry for your loss.

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