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Obituary of Oma Sizemore
Oma Sizemore, age 86, peacefully passed away on October 21, 2023, in Vashon, Washington. Born on April 28, 1937, Oma entered the world as the daughter of Oma Josephine and Chester Clifford Frazier in Waterville, Washington. She was a twin, arriving just 15 minutes after her sister, Opal Myers. Oma's family was unique, featuring another set of twin sisters, Loretta Pomerleau and Lorraine Whitehall, who were three years younger, along with a brother, Darrell Clifford Frazier, who was 12 years younger.
Oma's upbringing took place in Sunnyslope, just outside Wenatchee, Washington, where she completed her education at Wenatchee High School in 1955. Her school days were filled with academic pursuits and various activities, including swimming, softball, playing the violin, and working in the school store. Following her graduation, Oma began working in a small grocery store/drive-in movie theater on Easy Street. During this period, she married her high school sweetheart, Gilbert Gordon, and together they had a daughter, Leann. Unfortunately, their marriage didn't endure, and Oma, now a single mother, continued to work. Eventually, she found employment as a bookkeeper at Wenatchee Paint and Glass, where she met her second husband, James Sizemore. This union brought forth a second daughter, Sherlyn “Sherry.” Oma, being a hardworking mother, persevered and later seized the opportunity to become a business owner by establishing a fashion boutique named "The Farris Shop." She later sold the shop to work for the Department of Transportation.
Oma took immense pride in her active involvement in the community, participating in various organizations, including DAR, Chelan County Democrats, Kiwanis, and Children's Hospital.
In 1976, as her second marriage was coming to an end, Oma found a career opportunity in the Senate Accounting Office and relocated to Olympia. Eventually, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Code Reviser’s office.
Oma had a passion for sports, both as a player and a spectator. She relished golf, tennis, and baseball, and she was an ardent supporter of the Mariners and Seahawks.
Oma is preceded in death by her twin sister, Opal Myers; her younger sister, Lorraine Whitehall; her younger brother, Darrell Frazier; and her son-in-law, Ron Selvick.
She is survived by her sister, Loretta Pomerleau (Frank); brother-in-law, Gilbert Whitehall; sister-in-law, Georgia Frazier; two daughters, Leann (Rick) Doussett and Sherry Selvick; four grandchildren, Anna Jacobson (Neal), Andy Doussett (McKenzie Bomber), Blake Doussett, Royston Selvick (Shelby Gaskill); and three great-grandchildren, Arthur Jacobson, Ronnie Selvick, and Lillianna Selvick. Oma had a special place in her heart for her cousins, nieces, and nephews, whom she loved and cherished deeply.
A mass will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 12:00 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Olympia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made with the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.
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