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Hazel Marie Thompson

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Hazel Marie Thompson, 82, died on Friday, February 20, 2009 in Chico with her family by her side. She was born February 10, 1927 in California to Frederick and Florence Watson.

At a young age she moved with her family to Chico where she graduated from Chico High School and attended Chico State. On May 16, 1945 she married Bill Thompson. The couple made their home in Chico where they farmed almonds. Hazel was a private pilot and enjoyed growing roses and being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; a son, Tedd (Janice); three sisters, Betty Newton-Liden, Juanita Bechhold and Frances Shelton-Houghton; a brother, Fritz Watson; a granddaughter, Wendy Mansilla (Victor) and four great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Connie and brother, Earl predeceased her.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Chico Cemetery, and a reception will follow at the Eagles Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. You may share your memories of Hazel online at nbcfh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 24, 2009
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