Dec. 23, 1938 - Aug. 11, 2013

A gathering of family and friends for Bobby LaFern Fraser, 74, of Coos Bay will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the family home, 2690 35th St., in Coos Bay. Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory  in Coos Bay.

Bobby was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Ada, Okla., the daughter of William and Geneva (Kimball) Bishop. She died Aug. 11, 2013, in Coos Bay.

She attended Watonka High School in The Dalles and married Norman Lee Fraser Dec. 10, 1955, in Kelso, Wash., while still in high school. In the early years of their marriage, Bobby and Norman lived in The Dalles, Bakersfield and Glendale, Calif., Portland and Milwaukie, Ore. They settled in Moscow, Idaho where they raised their family. For a while, Bobby was a licensed beautician and attended Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho where she received her Associated of Applied Science degree in nursing in1983. In the spring of 1986, Bobby and Norman moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., where she was a nurse at a hospital there for a few years before they moved to Coos Bay where she was an RN charge nurse in Florence, until retiring in 2006. During this time, she was involved in the American Legion Auxiliary and the Coastal Celtic Society.

She is survived by her husband, Norman L. Fraser of Coos Bay; children, Norman R. Fraser of Coos Bay, Sandra Read and husband, Kent of Albany, Kim Reed and husband, Donald of Moscow, Idaho, Scott Fraser and wife, Lori of Fall City, Wash., and Shannon Fraser and wife, Julia of Albany; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sherron Smith, Rhonda Rickman and Mike Bishop.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Legion Bay Area Post No. 34, P.O. Box 234, North Bend, OR 97459.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

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