Hazel B. (Reves) Gordon
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Hazel Gordon, 93, passed away on November 22, 2012, following a stroke. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.
Hazel was born in Panora, Iowa, on March 21, 1919, to Clarence and Mabel (Hammond) Reves. She married Ralph C. Gordon on June 5, 1938, in Panora, Iowa, and moved to Granger. They had three sons, Lovelle, Loren and Larry. She lived in Granger and Dallas Center prior to moving to Madrid and worked for Look Magazine in Des Moines for many years. Among the many things that Hazel enjoyed were camping, playing the piano, freehand drawing, writing poems, crocheting, baking and sharing her treasured family photographs.
Hazel is survived by five grandchildren, Kevin, Scott and Anita Gordon, Shawn Gordon and Nikki Conner; nine great-grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband; her sons; grandson, Terry Gordon; brothers, Earle and Howard Reves; and sister, Velma LeMaster.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Iles Sundberg-Kirkpatrick in Madrid. Memorials may be made to Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 24, 2012