Hazel Laurine Jacobs was born on Feb. 17, 1924, to Cleo and Vivian Dicus in Kansas City, Mo. She passed away peacefully in Snowflake, Ariz., on Friday, June 8, 2012. Hazel married Austin Lee Jacobs in October, 1939, and they were married for 45 years before he passed away in January, 1985.
Hazel worked for many years in a variety of different occupations, which included a baker at a café in Miami, Ariz., where she was famous for her peanut butter pies. She also worked at a used bookstore where her salary consisted of all the Harlequin Romances she could read, and she also was a haul truck driver at the mines. She was a tiny woman and so her supervisor had to build a special step stool so she could get up into the truck.
Hazel had two sisters, Nadine and Wilma and an Uncle Frank (Swede) that she was very close to and whom she considered to be her brother.
Hazel is survived by her twin children, Lee (Helen) Jacobs and Lora (David) Allen. They have nine grandchildren; Paul (Madena) Minefee, Trina (Curtis) Garner, Lisa (Ira) Lewis, Connie, Calvin (Vicki), Jason (Ashley), Chris, Coy, Cale (Kara) Allen. Nineteen great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren also survive Hazel Jacobs.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Austin; two sisters; her uncle and her great-great-granddaughter, Kinzie Danielle Allen.
“We love you grandmother!”
Graveside services for Hazel Jacobs were held Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Mt. Breeze Memorial Gardens.
Funeral arrangements for Hazel Jacobs were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Miami.