Obituary: Hazel May Watt
Hazel May Watt passed away on Oct. 7, 2013, in Prescott, Ariz., at the age of 94. Hazel was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Manchester, N.H., to Lionel Fontaine and Rosalind Farnham and was the sixth of eight children.
She married Harry William Lund in 1938 and together they had five children. Hazel was a wonderful mom and businesswoman, owning a women's boutique clothing store and a children's store in Hampton, N.H. Her adventurous spirit brought her to California in 1963 and then to Prescott in 1974.
Hazel was an amazing cook and accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed many activities including dancing, camping, fishing, golf, travel and playing cards. Described by her family as being "sassy," she lived her life to the fullest. She loved teaching and playing cards with her extended family and never had any reservations about beating any opponent regardless of age or relation! Hazel met Lester Watt at a dance and married him in 1977. They were happily married until Lester's passing in 1997.
Hazel's greatest love was for her family and she loved being the center of every gathering. She, in turn, was our beloved "Mom", "Nana-Banana", "The Great Nana" and "The Great, Great Nana" (aka: "the girl with the white hair").
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Watt, her sons Peter Lund and Robert Lund, and her seven siblings. She is survived by her children, David (Gail) Lund of Branson, Mo., Rosalind (Frank) Peters of Bisbee, Ariz., and Richard Lund of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hazel's family is grateful for the loving care given to Hazel by the caregivers and staff at Granite Gate Senior Living and Hospice Family Care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Granite Gate's Activity and Music Program, Hospice Family Care Inc. or Chino Valley Food Bank.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 735 East Road 1 S in Chino Valley, Ariz.
Services entrusted to Chino Valley Funeral Home.
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