June Baird Frazier died August 20, 2013, at her home in
Taylors, SC. Mrs. Frazier was a
native of Newport, TN. The
daughter of Winston and Laura Stokely Baird, she attended Stephens College in
Columbia, MO and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville. She was a
member of ALPHA OMICRON PI Sorority.
Mrs. Frazier was married to the late Jack Gillespie
Frazier of Dayton, TN in 1948 and lived there until Mr. Frazier's untimely
death in 1974. She was a member of
First Methodist Church, City School Board, Library Board, Chairman of Rhea
County Red Cross Hospital Auxiliary and the Director of the first migrant
school in the area.
In 1975 she moved to Washington, D.C. and was employed at
the American Enterprise Institute.
After serving as a volunteer for the Carter - Mondale campaign and
working at the Democratic National Convention in New York, she was made a
member of the Issues Staff. In
1977 Mrs. Frazier was appointed coordinator of the East Wing of the White
House. One of her duties was to
supervise special tours of the White House for VIPs, dignitaries and
celebrities and Embassy officials and guests.
After four years she moved to the Department of State's
Protocol Division, Ceremonies Section.
This appointment included helping in New York with the Secretary of
State's scheduling during the General Sessions meeting at the United Nations
Assembly, helping new ambassadors while presenting their credentials to the
President at the White House, and updating the "Customs and
Courtesies" booklet for use by government, military, embassies and
Mrs. Frazier returned to Tennessee to be Department of
State Protocol Consultant for the 1982 World's Fair.
She moved to Lookout Mountain, TN in 1985 and later to
Heritage Landing. She was a member
of First Centenary United Methodist Church, former member of Fairyland Club and
Walden Club. She was a volunteer
in several local outreach agencies, including Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Red
Cross, Room in the Inn, Family and Children Services and the church's Inner
Survivors are dearly loved sons, James Baird Frazier of
Taylors, SC and David Winston Frazier of Knoxville, two special
daughters-in-law Sylvia Smith Frazier and Louise Rodgers Frazier and three
delightful grandchildren, Andrew, Molly and Laura.
Funeral services will be at Buttram Cemetery in Dayton,
TN Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Centenary
United Methodist Church or favorite charity.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home