Paul Arthur Frazier

Sept. 29, 1941 – March 14, 2019

No services are planned at the present time, but a celebration of the life of Paul Arthur Frazier will be held at a later date. Paul, 77, passed away March 14 at his home in Basin.

He was born Sept. 29, 1941, in St. Ignatius, Mont., the son of Paul Raymond Frazier and Wanda Marie Evans. He grew up in Montana and attended school through the eighth grade. He decided he needed to find a job to make ends meet so he quit school and worked at various jobs including as a meat market manager, dry-wall installer/painter, railroader and second-hand store owner, etc.

Paul was proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Flathead Nation. When he came of age, he joined the Air National Guard and served for two years.

He met his wife Wanda in Billings, Mont. They had been married for 58 years. They had five children whom he taught to hunt and fish. They, along with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were the pride of his life. He loved to take them when he went fishing, hunting or searching for rocks. He loved to play the guitar (and taught his sons to play guitar) and even wrote some of his own songs.

He enjoyed watching his children play sports and would encourage all the players to do their best. He also loved to read and study all subjects. He never knew a stranger and had a multitude of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Wanda of Basin; five children and their spouses: Richard and Miki Frazier Irish of Woodburn, Ore., Ronald and Molly Frazier of Hillsboro, Ore., Kenneth and Bobbi Frazier of Burney, Calif., Raymond and LeAnn Frazier of Greybull and Ben and Latahana Frazier Coy of Basin; sisters Bonnie, Judy, Babes and Lori and their families; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.