WILKS, Hazel G. (Age 87) Hazel Grace Thompson Wilks was born and raised on Pleasant Prairie. She graduated from West Valley High School and Kelsey Baird Business College. Hazel worked for F.W. Woolworth during high school, and during WWII she was employed by the government at the office of Blister Rust as a payroll secretary and a printer's assistant. After his return from the war in 1946 she married her high school sweetheart, George Raymond Wilks, and moved to the Spokane Valley. They later moved to Elk, WA in 1953 and then in 1960 moved to a dairy farm in Chattaroy. Hazel was an active member of the Chattaroy Community Church and a member of the Red Hat Society in Spokane. She loved to garden, sing, play the harmonica, quilt, attend bible studies, pick huckleberries, and be with her family and friends. Hazel is survived by her son Floyd (Sharon) of Moses Lake, WA and daughter Janet (Lew) Tomlinson of Spokane, WA, along with nine grandchildren and their spouses, as well as seventeen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister Bessie Moreland now living in Indiana, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by; her parents Ben and Lillie Thompson, two brothers Ben Thompson and Bill Stodleman, her sister Thelma Harder, her oldest son George, and her beloved husband Ray who went to be with the Lord in 1999. Hazel was born November 12, 1926 and went into the arms of the Lord on February 21, 2014. A celebration of the life of Hazel Wilks will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chattaroy Community Church, Chattaroy, WA, Reverend Floyd Wilks officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Chattaroy Cemetery. Viewing will be available at Ball and Dodd North from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on February 27, 2014. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Rockwood at Hawthorne for making Hazel's stay there so amazing. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to a
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Feb. 26, 2014