In the early morning of March 14, 2014 Hazel Marie Whaley passed peacefully away. She was born May 10, 1925 to James Noah Peacher and Rena E. Streeter.
Hazel was a home-maker extraordinaire, way ahead of HGTV! She loved sewing, knitting, gardening, painting, reading, horseback riding, and concealed carry and pack. She had a generous heart and donated to missionaries in Kenya, Life Outreach (for 50 years), and Wounded Warriors.
She is survived by her children, Judy Simpson, Carol O'Higgins, and Steve T. Higgins; daughter-in-law, Barbara Higgins; grandchildren, Tonja Surgeon, Kurt Marcisz, and Ian, Reyhan, and Justina Higgins, Susie, Julie, Stephanie, and Kayla Higgins, and Laurie Phillips; many great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Lester Whaley. She was preceded in death by Gerald Whaley, and son, Roger E. Higgins; and brother, Ray Peacher.
A private gathering will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to Life Outreach International, 1-800-947-LIFE. Arrangements in care of Judy Simpson, 541-773-8298.