Wonderful wife, loving mother, caring grandmother, beautiful sister, aunt and best friend, Coleen B. Hazzard, 73, of Sunnyside, went to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Coleen was born Nov. 9, 1942 in Carey, Idaho, the daughter of Harold and Verlene (Kelly) Baird.
She graduated from Sunnyside High School with the class of 1960 and attended Mary Stone Beauty School in Seattle.
On June 24, 1961 in Sunnyside, she married the love of her life, Thomas “Tom” Hazzard.
Coleen worked as a waitress at her family’s business, “Baird’s Café” for many years. She held various positions at Safeway for 20 years before retiring.
She loved to sew, bake, go shopping, antiquing, spending time at Twin Lakes and cherished time with her family. She also enjoyed road trips, volunteering, being in the sunshine, trips to Hawaii and Disneyland with the grandchildren.
Coleen was selfless, thoughtful, a great listener and the best pie maker ever, especially banana cream pie. Her great sense of humor, beautiful smile and happy heart were constant virtues throughout her life.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sunnyside.
Coleen is survived by her loving husband, Tom Hazzard; two daughters, Cassie (Randy) Dalrymple and Lori (Chris) Gardner, all of Sunnyside. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Taylor Swofford (Dr. Brenen), Michael Gardner, Renee Dalrymple, Rita Dalrymple, CJ Dalrymple and Melissa Dalrymple; one sister Bonnie (Tom) Kraft; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Verlene Baird; and one grandson, Michael Bowers.
Viewing and visitation will be Sunday, April 24, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside. Graveside services will be Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Those wishing to sign Coleen’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com.
Smith Funeral Home, Ltd. and Crematory is in care of arrangements.