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Mary Louise Huebner Frazier - The Bay City Tribune: Obituaries

Mary Louise Huebner Frazier

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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Mary Louise Huebner Frazier

May 4, 1923 - March 16, 2018

Mary Louise Huebner Frazier was born to Willie Belle Hurst Huebner and Marcus Dudley Huebner on May 4, 1923 in Bay City, Texas.  She entered the gates of heaven on March 16, 2018.

Mary Louise, known to her friends and family as Boe, grew up in Bay City. Although her family lived in town, they ranched in the surrounding area. During WWII she and some friends attended a USO dance at Camp Hulan in Palacios – a training post for the Army.  While at the dance she met a tall, lanky, handsome soldier who would sweep her off her feet and later become her husband.  Wilford E. “Tank” Frazier was training to join the occupation forces in Japan.  Tank and Boe continued to date long distance despite her parents’ disapproval of their six year age difference.  Boe went on to graduate from Bay City High School and attended Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.

Boe and Tank married on April 13, 1944 at Camp Hulan. They originally planned to marry in Bay City; however, the post was on lock-down, so they were married in the post chapel. After Tank’s military service was completed he came home from Japan to his wife and a new daughter – Karyle Louise was born in 1945.  The family of three moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Tank got a job at the Ethyl plant.  In 1948 a son, Marcus Emmanuel, came into this world three months early.  Due to his early arrival, Karyle was sent to Bay City to stay with her grandparents until Marcus was a healthier baby.  Around 1953 the Frazier’s decided to move back to Bay City to be closer to Boe’s family.  Tank took a job at the Phillips plant in Sweeny. The family resided in a modest home on Avenue K in town.  During this time Boe was a homemaker to her family.  In 1955 another son, Hollis Carter, was born.  Boe and Tank had originally been given acreage on Highway 60 as a wedding gift from her parents.  In 1957 they built a brick home there and moved out of the city limits.  They later named the place Starvation Plantation – everything but money.

During Boe’s life she enjoyed being a member of the local ladies' book club and serving as a hospital volunteer with the Pink Ladies at Matagorda General.  She also loved taking bluebonnet road trips with her family and many friends. She treasured taking her grandchildren to Matagorda Beach and visiting the hill country. She also enjoyed watching her husband and family make many cattle beach drives to the Matagorda Peninsula.

Boe was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus Dudley and Willie Belle Huebner; her husband, Wilford E. “Tank” Frazier; and her brother, Dudley Jackson Huebner.

Boe was most pleased being the matriarch of a growing family. She loved with great passion her three children, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Karyle Chalfant (Ralph) of Temple; son, Marcus Frazier of Bay City; son, Hollis Frazier (Bonnie) of Bay City; her grandchildren, Jennifer Chalfant Massey (Neil) of Richardson, Ivy Chalfant Pickens (Steve) of Paint Rock, Laura Frazier (Brian Locke),  Marc Frazier (Taina),  Tiffany Frazier McArthur (Mike) all of Bay City,  Holli Frazier Sykes (Jeremy) of Sweeny, and Melinda Frazier Hirst (Dylan) of Wadsworth; great grandchildren, Blaine and Benjamin Nail, Miles and Wyatt Massey, Brode Pickens (Kelcey), Kip and Chaney Pickens, Ethan, Will, and Trevor Frazier, Garrison McArthur, Skylar Sykes, and Laramie Hirst; and great great-grandchildren, Aubree and Baylor Pickens.  Boe is also survived by her daughter-in-love, Denise Davis Frazier of Bay City; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Marcus Frazier, Marc Frazier, Ethan Frazier, Hollis Frazier, Dudley Huebner and Ralph Chalfant.

Viewing was held Monday, March 19, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

Following the service, Boe was laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, Texas.

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Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas; 979-245-4613.