Rulon Kent (Coach) Frazier

Born: Sun., Feb. 25, 1934
Died: Sat., May 13, 2017


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 17, 2017
Location: Oakley North Bench LDS Chapel


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 18, 2017
Location: Oakley North Bench LDS Chapel


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Rulon Kent Frazier, 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away May 13, 2017 from a short but courageous battle with cancer in the comfort of his home.

He was born on February 25, 1934 to Thomas LaMar and Grace (Prescott) Frazier. Kent grew up in Oakley, Utah and graduated from South Summit High School. He then served an LDS mission in Western Canada. He attended Brigham Young University and received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health. BYU is where he met his wife Kenna Beth (Dayton) Frazier. They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 12, 1959. Shortly after, he served in the Army where he was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA during the Berlin Crisis. Kent later taught school and coached basketball and football for 30 years. 22 of those years were spent at South Summit High School. Kent built a remarkable basketball program and was later recognized as one of the "winning-est" coaches in the state of Utah, with 450 career wins. Throughout his years of coaching, many of his teams in both football and or basketball have either played for or won
several championships.

In 1999 Kent was inducted into the Distinguished Coaches of Utah Sports Hall of Fame for his records in basketball. He was also inducted into the Utah High School Activities Association "Circle of Fame" in 2000. Kent served on the Oakley City Town Council for 8 years. He was an active member of the LDS church and served in many auxiliaries as a member of the Bishopric, the High Council, and High Priest Committees. When Kent wasn't teaching or coaching, he enjoyed spending his spring, summer, and fall working on the farm. Kent was a great example, mentor, and friend to many athletes and coaches. He loved being a coach and he loved his farm! However, his greatest love and joy in life was his family.

He is survived by his wife Kenna, Oakley; daughters Kathy Mae (Gary) Sorenson, Oakley; Karri (Ammon) Bennett, Price; Konni (Johnny) Thompson, Oakley; Karma (Troy) Bonner, Oakley; Weston Kent (Sheri) Frazier, Oakley; and Jed LaMar (Rachel) Frazier, Oakley; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Sharee Pace and Brenda Atkinson. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, VerNon. A very special thanks to Audrey Stembridge for her tender care and extra love she gave throughout this difficult time!

A viewing will be held Wednesday, May 17th from 6:00 to 8:00pm and Thursday, May 18th from 9:45 to 10:45am. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 18th at 11:00am at the North Bench LDS Church on 1224 West State Rd. 32, Oakley.

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Ted & Shirley Chidester
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
Dear Kenna, We were saddened to learn of the death of Kent. Ted enjoyed the many years he and Kent were coaching against each other. Kent was a real friend to him, as were you. We express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Thank you for the good memories.

Bob Jepsen
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
I express my deepest and sincerest condolences to Kenna, whom I've considered a very close and dear friend, along with Kathy and her siblings for the passing of a good friend who gave me a chance and challenged me both on and off the court. He was a great teacher and mentor to me and I am a better man and husband because of that. I know many of his players feel the same way. May the Lord's richest blessings be yours through this very tender and emotional time.

Bob Jepsen

Bonita Atkinson
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Kenna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time!
Kent was loved and respected throughout this Valley and this State in many different ways. He was a special friend to all and mentored so many young men throughout his career!
We have many precious memories of him through High School, and then with our children being taught and associated with him, later! He has been a force for good in our lives and the lives of countless others.
We will all miss him; May he Rest In Peace until we meet again.
May the Lord be with you and keep you in the palm of His hands in the coming days and months to come.
Love you and your wonderful family! Bonita and Theil Atkinson.

Keith
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that these scriptures at Job 14:14,15 and Revelation 21:4 will provide some comfort for the family and friends.

Jason Atkinson
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Wes, Jed and Family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Your father will be remembered as a great coach and teacher. Hope all is well.

Curtis Crandall
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
My Most sincere condolences to the KENT FRAZIER family.

Janet Thacker
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
He was a wonderful "Oakleyite", teacher, example, and family man coming from a great family.

Dick Rosetta
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
To Kenna and the Kent Frazier Family: Coach Frazier was unquestionably one of Utah's all-time greatest high school coaches. His 450 career wins and championships speak to his coaching ability. Yet, the impact he had on the lives of thousands of students at South Summit High speaks to the truel essence of this great man. He was noted for his achievements in the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation's Coaching Hall of Honor and was a member of the esteemed Utah High School Activities Association's "Circle of Fame." It was an honor to know him and a privilege to relate his accomplishments in The Salt Lake Tribune. He will be missed.

Kevin Andersen
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Sorry to hear of Coach's passing. He taught me a lot in life through football and basketball, mainly never to quit in spite of adversity! I will be forever grateful for that lesson. I will always admire him as a pillar in my life.

Jeanne McNeil
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
We are so sorry we did not make it to your fathers viewing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Coach Frazier will be missed by many.
Blake and Jeanne McNeil

Darrell and Dianne Roberts
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Kenna and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Kent. Our prayers go out to all of
your family. We sorry miss Kent's services as we were out of town.
If there is any thing we could do please let us know.
Thinking of you

Darrell and Dianne

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