Hazel I. Bethard 93, of Everett died June 2, 2014. She was born July 11, 1920 in Fayette County, Illinois to parents, Franklin D. and Julia E. Jarrett. She married Bruce D. Bethard in Vera, Illinois. To this union there were born two children, Lois Jean and William David. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa and attended four years of Bible college. Following graduation they both began their lives as Ministers. Upon retirement, approximately 30 years later, she began work for Snohomish County Health & Hospice until retiring at the age of 82. Hazel sincerely enjoyed helping other people. Hazel I. Bethard is survived by her son, William D. Bethard (Constance); daughter Lois J. Smith (Roger); grandchildren: Michael and Daniel Tollefson as well as Keri L. Bethard; great grandchildren, Amanda L. Bethard, Kelly A. Bethard, Phaylin and Caitlynn Sweeney; and her great-greatgrandchild, Aurora Leigh. Hazel is preceded in death by grandsons: Jeffery B. Tollefson, Wm Kyle and Kelly B. Bethard and her husband Bruce D. Bethard in addition to five sisters and two brothers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at South Everett Community Church (1 W Casino Rd, Everett, Wash., 98204). A second memorial will be held at Holly Village (in the social hall) Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Hazel leaves behind a host of friends including her special caregivers.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on June 11, 2014