Rachel Ann Blais

March 15, 1928 - June 18, 2013

Rachel Ann Blais, age 85, of Frisco, Texas passed away on June 19, 2013. She was born March 15, 1928, in Wilmington, Ohio. Rachel is the daughter of Louis and Lola (Goodwin) Frazier. She was the devoted wife of Lt. Colonel Philip J. Blais and loving mother of six children. She worked at Jesuit Preparatory School in Dallas in the Alumnae office and was a career homemaker. She and Phil retired first in Texas and later moved to Florida and then back to Texas prior to their deaths. Rachel traveled the world and lived in Germany, the Philippines and numerous U. S. states including Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Washington, and Ohio as well as Texas. Rachel enjoyed spending considerable time reading novels, studying history and monitoring world news. She took great pride in the fact she was the wife of a career Air Force/American Airlines pilot, mother of six children, grandmother of four and great-grandmother to four additional children.

Rachel is also known as “Dodie” and is survived by her daughters, Rebecca (Blais) and Bennie Murphy, Catherine Blais, Elise (Blais) and Randy Ramey; sons, Philip L. and Pamela Blais, Jerry and Rosanna Blais; grandchildren, Jason B. and Lindsay Lambertson, Philip T. and Cathy Blais, Erik Blais, and Rachel Blais; great-grandchildren, Jack, Will and Taylor Lambertson and Charlotte May Blais.

Rachel is preceded in death by her son, Gregory Frazier Blais (1999) and her husband, Philip J. Blais (2008) of 60 years.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, 9600 N. Central Expressway Ste 200, Dallas, Texas 75231 or at www.retinafoundation.org

A Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Frisco on July 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

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Dear Philip, Pam, Jerry, Rosanna, and all the Blais family, We know you have suffered a tremendous loss of a very special lady. When Phillip lost his mother a few years ago, a friend said to him, "You know you never lose your mother... she will always be with you in your heart to comfort you in times of need." I'm sure you know that to be very true. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we wish we could be with you on Sunday to support you and to give you our condolences in person. Most sincerely, Erica and Phillip Hunt, July 13, 2013 My sincere condolences to each of Mrs. Blais' family and friends. Peace, Scott K. Gordon, Jesuit '75, July 11, 2013 Jerry/Phil - My condolences on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your families. Bob Stone, July 11, 2013 Jim and I want you to know that you all are in thoughts and prayers at the loss of your mom. We have fond memories of Rachel and all of you while you lived on Shady Hill. Mary Ann Wilson, July 11, 2013 Rich, Fran, Brian and Michael Peritore offer their deepest sympathies and condolences to the Blais family on the passing of Rachel Ann Blais. We have always felt a strong connection with Rachel and she always treated us as part of the family. We are grateful that we were able to spend some quality time with her, including many holidays and special occasions. We wish her a joyful journey as she joins her husband Philip and her son Greg in the afterlife. God bless and rest in peace. Rich, Fran, Brian and Michael Peritore and Family, June 23, 2013