VALPARAISO, IN - Joyce M. (Jackson) Frazier, age 92 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at her home on November 5, 2017. She was born on October 16, 1925 to Malcolm and Ollie Mae Jackson in Gary, IN. Joyce graduated from Horace Mann in Gary in 1943. She went on to work at US Steel during World War II, where she fell in love with her future husband, Bob Frazier. They were married in 1949. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; sisters, Barbara Scully and Harriet Quigley; and best friends, Betty Peiffer, Gennie Mullins, and Joy Bills.
Joyce is survived by her loving daughters and son, Robin (Bob) Zborowski of Valparaiso, Peggy (Bob) Branham of Merrillville, Mary Kay (Bob) Philips of Valparaiso, and Jimmy (Irene Swartz) Frazier of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Danny Frazier, Bobby (Ruthie Pesina) Branham, Timmy (Megan) Branham, Greg Branham, Maggie, Kathryn, and Sam Philips, and Jacob Frazier; great grandchildren, Liam Branham, and Claire and Vivian Branham; brother-in-law and close friend, Ladd Quigley; and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was a Girl Scout leader and longtime member of Central Baptist Church in Gary before moving to Valparaiso in 1966. She loved playing bridge and was a dedicated 20 year volunteer at Porter Hospital in Valparaiso.Joyce will be dearly missed and remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, GG, aunt, and friend.
A private memorial service will be held, MOELLER FUNERAL HOME, VALPARAISO handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce's name to Dunes Hospice in Valparaiso or St. Jude Children's Hospital, would truly honor her name.