July 5, 1917 ~ May 10, 2019

Born in: Jewell County , KS
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Hazel L. Peterson, age 101, passed away in Aurora, Colorado on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Born on July 5, 1917 in Jewell County, Kansas.  Hazel grew up with a huge family: 3 sisters and 4 brothers.  You could consider Hazel a professional of many trades.  She started sewing when she was only 6 years old, and eventually went to school to become a seamstress. She always contributed her good health to playing many sports when she was younger, including high school track, softball, bowling, golf and swimming. She was a lifeguard for many years. She taught bowling until she was 90 years old.  Hazel was married at the age of 24 in 1941, for 40+ years.  Although she never had children, Hazel and her husband lived a fulfilled life.  They got involved with horse racing for 24 years.  They won 2 Governor’s trophies and held a world record for many years.

In 1981, after her husband died, Hazel traveled the world!  She has many photo albums of her many travels.  Hazel’s favorite quote of all time is from Abe Lincoln: “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”  Hazel proved both are possible!

A visitation for family only will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:30am – 10:00am at Faith Presbyterian Church (11373 East Alameda Ave. Aurora, CO 80012), followed by a funeral service for all, beginning at 10:30am.  A graveside service will begin at 1:00pm at Pershing Memorial Cemetery (503 6th St. Limon, CO 80828.)

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association in Hazel’s honor.  Please see below for details on how to donate.


Funeral Service: May 18, 2019 10:30 am

Faith Presbyterian Church
11373 E Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012

Graveside Service: May 18, 2019 1:00 pm

Pershing Memorial Cemetery
503 6th Street
Limon, CO 80828

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Hazel L. Peterson's name.

American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
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American Heart Association

1777 S. Harrison Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80210

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  1. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May it comfort you to know that our Loving Creator promises to bring back to life those in his memory to perfect health on a paradise “earth” (Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4). With deepest sympathy.

  2. Aunt Hazel had an incredible life.
    She had many amazing stories to share as we were reviewing our ancestry.
    It is comfort to know that she will be with Uncle Raymond and the rest of her brothers and sisters. Rest in peace Aunt Hazel.
    Nancy Greuter

  3. I just found out about Hazel passing. She sure was the light and joy at Garden Plaza. Enjoyed talking to her each day while I worked the front desk. Retired was unaware she passed. My condolences to all family and friends. I am glad I met her.


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