Davey Floyd Hazzard, 58, a lifetime Sunnyside resident, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Davey was born on Feb. 1, 1949, in Sunnyside, the son of Floyd (Jr.) and Carolina (Worms) Hazzard. Stricken by polio at the age of four, one might think of him as handicapped. However, that certainly was not the case, Davey considered his life normal. Davey received his education in Sunnyside and graduated with the class of 1967 and was voted by his classmates as the outstanding senior boy. He went to Y.V.C.C. in Yakima for two years before he began his 30-year career with the Department of Social and Health Services.

On Feb. 5, 1977, he married Nancy Jacobs in Sunnyside. Davey was named to the Sunnyside High School Wall of Fame in 1990 and received a lifetime honorary pass to all Sunnyside High School A.S.B. activities.

He was his children’s No. 1 fan and sideline official at every sporting event that they participated in. Davey took great pride in his ability to care for his grandchildren. It was common to see him about town with his children, and later grandchildren, hanging on the back of his wheel chair out on daily adventures.

Davey was a constant supervisor at his brother’s job sites. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener, pinochle and aggravation expert, sportsman, reader and health guru. His love of fishing took Dave and his family to Curlew Lake for the past 35 years.

He was a member of the Sunnyside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where he taught Sabbath school for many years. He was also a member of the N.R.A. and A.F.S.C.M.E. retiree program.

Davey is survived by his loving wife, and angel on earth, Nancy Hazzard of Sunnyside; two daughters, Jennifer Hazzard and Sam Ramos and Sarah Littleton and Dave Clark, all of Grandview; one son, Jacob Hazzard and wife, Amber, of Grandview; three grandsons, David and Anthony Ramos, and Brenton Littleton, all of Grandview;

three brothers, Mike Hazzard, Jim Hazzard and Larry Hazzard, all of Sunnyside; one sister, Carolyn Smith and Greg, of Sunnyside;

his grandmothers, Margaret Hazzard of Wenatchee and Erma Miller of Sunnyside. He is also survived by his in-laws, (dad and mom), John and Laura Jacobs; two sisters-in-law, Cindy (Randy) Boast and Melinda Kilian, all of Sunnyside; and one brother-in-law, Robert Jacobs of New York; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd (Jr.) and Carolina Hazzard; his grandparents, Floyd Hazzard Sr., Martin and Ruth Worms and Robert Miller; one brother, Carl Hazzard; and one nephew, Garth Hazzard.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, May 3, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m. with an informal time of remembrance to be held at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Grandview, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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