Gaye Nell Carter Fraser, of Pampa, died February 19, 2022 in Littleton, Colorado.
Service will be at 10:00 AM Monday, February 28, 2022 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with her 3 children officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.
Gaye Nell was born November 20, 1935 in Pampa, Texas at Worley Hospital, the daughter of Thomas Cleo (Dick) and Eva Gay Carter. Gaye Nell attended Pampa schools and graduated valedictorian of the Pampa High School Class of 1954. She attended Tarleton State College in Stephenville, Texas. She married her high school sweetheart, Lee Fraser, on September 2, 1955 in Pampa. Following their graduation from Tarleton, they returned to Pampa where they made their life together for 58 years, until Lee’s passing in 2013.
Gaye Nell was a member and former president of Twentieth Century Cotillion. She was a lifelong member of Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school and created and administered the church library for many years. She took great joy in being a homemaker and was creative and talented. Many loved ones and friends benefited from her cooking, her entertaining, her flower gardens, her needlework, and her hospitality. Gaye Nell was a loyal friend and a member of several bridge clubs over the years. She was a lifelong avid reader and was often seen checking out a stack of books at Lovett Memorial Library. Her great joy was fishing with Lee—fly-fishing the streams of Colorado or bass fishing in the boat on a Texas lake. She relished being in nature among the flora and fauna of God’s creation. Throughout her life, Gaye Nell had an abiding faith in God and a great love for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, her mother, Eva Gay Ellison Carter, and her father, Thomas Cleo (Dick) Carter.
Gaye Nell is survived by her 2 sons, Michael Lee Fraser and his wife Dottie of Evergreen, Colorado and David Carter Fraser and his wife Lynn of Arlington, Texas; her daughter, Elizabeth Jane Fraser Mince and husband Jay of Wills Point, Texas; her grandchildren, Sarah Solano and husband Gil, Andrew Fraser and wife Abby, Thomas Fraser and wife Cam, Fraser Mince, Carter Fraser, Jr. and wife Caroline, and William Mince and wife Erika; and three great-granddaughters, Eva Nell and Vivi Grace Solano, and Margot Laine Fraser. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Carter Boisvert and husband Bill, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Please consider memorials to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western, Amarillo, TX 79118 or The White Deer Land Museum, P. O. Box 1556, Pampa, TX 79066-1556.