Tamara Ann Baisden Frazier, 63, of Powell, Ohio, was called to heaven unexpectedly on Wednesday July 27th. Loved and adored by her husband, Larry Frazier, she is survived by her sons, Shane and Connor Frazier, sister-in-law Cheryl Frazier, mother, Joan Baisden of Jackson, Ohio, brother, Sherman Baisden (Marsha Baisden), Niece and Nephew, Sidney, and Tyler Baisden, and chosen sister Sandy Nowak and her family.
Tamara was the love of my life, my best friend, my rock, my confidant. A true Christ follower in her faith. She was one of the most selfless people known that would bring sunshine and light and wisdom to anyone she knew. She was a peace maker and would always think of others before herself. She took care of my mother, (Loretta Frazier), until she died of Ovarian cancer in 1998. She also selflessly cared for her father, (Sherman Baisden) whom she adored, for over 15 years until his death in 2018. She felt it a privilege to care for her mother Joan, 80, after her father’s passing and moved her into our home and happily spent time making each day special for her. She felt called by God to visit a 5-year-old little girl named Noel, who had Cancer and was being treated at James Cancer OSU Hospital. Noel’s mother told Tamara that no one could make her little girl smile like she did. She was the only one that treated and played with her like a normal little kid that didn’t have cancer. She loved children and ran a daycare center out of our home so that she could stay home and raise our two sons. Giving up her career to spend every minute she could with them was the happiest time of her life.
Tamara loved Jesus and had a special way of sharing that love to all who knew her. Her sons were her pride and joy and she loved them fiercely! She was a friend, confidant and right arm to her best friend, Sandy. You didn’t see one without the other. Her love of family, friends and even strangers was unmatched, and I was blessed to be her husband for 29 years.
Tamara graduated from Jackson High School and went to NYC to “be the next Susan Lucci,” she loved acting and theater and had several roles in short local films and dinner theater. She went on to become a sales trainer and manager at Jenny Craig weight loss for 6 years, a job she absolutely loved. She also was employed at Kohl’s in Dublin for 20 years in the jewelry department (my wife loved jewelry!) and was then promoted into management, where she remained until retiring in 2020.
Her wish upon death was to have a celebration of life service. Tamara loved Jesus and is seated at his feet with those who preceded her. I have no doubt she is smiling with joy. She is at peace and would want nothing more than for those of us deeply mourning the emptiness of her passing to celebrate her life and the fact that we will be together with her again. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 4pm to 8pm at Swan Lake Event Center 5900 Liberty Rd N, Powell, Ohio 43065.
In lieu of flowers, you can donate to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/donatetoday online.