Davey Floyd Hazzard, 58, a
lifetime Sunnyside resident, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at
Sunnyside Community Hospital.
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
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
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
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
three brothers, Mike Hazzard,
Jim Hazzard and Larry Hazzard, all of Sunnyside; one sister, Carolyn Smith and
Greg, of Sunnyside;
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;
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.