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Swann, Hazel S.
Hazel Sarah Louise Swann
Born December 13, 1921 in Spokane and passed away after a brief illness on March 23, 2018. Born to Charles and Hilda Larson, in Spokane, Hazel was a lifelong resident, of the city and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. She went on to work, at the local, Allis Chalmers office, for several years. She married James Preston Swann in Oct. 1954 and lived in the North Spokane area, where she raised her family. Hazel was an active member, for many years, at First Covenant Church and later Minnehaha Covenant Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the local Church Librarians Association. James preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by sons Robert, Roger and Terry and daughter-in-law Elma all from the Seattle area. As well as a number of nieces and nephews.
She passed away at age 96 in Renton, WA where she had lived the past three years to be closer to her sons. Her favorite hobbies were knitting, sewing and gardening. She enjoyed knitting many hats and scarfs with her church group for numerous charities.
Hazel was a voracious reader throughout her life, and would clip out the NY Times best seller list from the Sunday paper every week and post it on the refrigerator. Her collection of books covered everything from romance to mysteries, cookbooks and non-fiction and filled many boxes. She especially liked mystery novels by Mary Higgins Clark.
She loved to talk with people and took an interest in those around her. She knew everyone in her neighborhood and what they did for a living, where they worked, where the kids went to school and what everyone was doing.
When she went to the local grocery store she would often run into a neighbor and start chatting with them to find out all of the latest information.
She would spend many summer evenings sitting on her front porch watching and waving back to people who drove or walked by. She was always willing to be a friend and chat with whoever came by. She was a kind and caring woman who dearly loved her family throughout her entire life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Memorial donations can be made to Spokane Meals on Wheels and the Union Gospel Mission. A remembrance is planned for the future.
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