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Violet Frazier
(1913-1996)

Violet "Vi" Winifred Clark Frazier was born in Spaulding, Wheeler County, Nebraska on May 16, 1913, the daughter of Minnie Susan Huff and Worley Willard Clark, a farmer. She married Harold Clark Frazier (born March 8, 1912, in Nebraska; died July 22, 1995 in Mendocino County, California) in Napa, California in 1939. Together they had four children, including Harold Clark Frazier, Jr. (1940).

Micromounters Hall of Fames notes:

Vi majored in English at College and took several courses in mineralogy and geology. She built a substantial (5,500+) micromount collection, heavy in self-collected material, and furnished study specimens for research to professional mineralogists along the Pacific Coast. Around 1973 Vi started a small micromount symposium at her home near Point Arena, California; it developed into the Northern California Mineralogical Association, a micromounting group that numbered 70 individuals in 2008.

Vi was proficient with the petrographic microscope, and had been involved with photography before becoming a micromounter. She eventually built a substantial library of micromineral slides which she used when presenting programs. She showed micromineral slides at both the Northern and Southern California annual symposiums and at regular meetings of mineral and gem societies over the 20 years from 1973 to 1993. Vi also lectured on mineral photomicrography methods. She not only shared her time and talents with others; she also gave freely of her excess high-quality specimens to others. She was inducted into the Micromounters Hall of Fame in 1993, and died in May 1996, in Point Arena, California.

References:
Social Security Death Index.
California Death Index.
US Federal Census, 1920.
California Birth Index.
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