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Hazel Blaylock
June 15. 1923-May 22, 2018
Watsonville
Hazel Pauline (nee Brownell) Blase Blaylock, was born at Wayside farm in Wilsey, Kansas, on June 15, 1923, to Lulu Rebecca Adams Brownell and Emory Almon Brownell. She had been a resident of Watsonville Post-Acute Care for 4 years. She passed away on May 22, 3 weeks shy of her 95th birthday. Hazel graduated from high school and then moved to Wichita, Kansas where she worked for Boeing. She married William E. Blase in 1945. She and Bill owned the beer bar, The Blue Moon. In 1962 the family moved to California. When they first moved to California she worked for Varian Associates. After settling in Cupertino, she then worked for the San Jose Police Department. She bought and owned the Sunset Motel in Redmond Oregon and had a successful business in Reno Nevada, Pier One Fish and Chips. She was a hard worker and a successful entrepreneur. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her second husband, Don Blaylock. They also enjoyed cooking and canning produce that they raised themselves. Hazel knew many fairy tales by heart and she used to tell them to her four young children. She also taught her children songs and poems. She was a fun person to be around and had a sense of humor. She was preceded in death by Bill Blase Sr. and Don Blaylock, by her brothers, Harold Brownell and Lester Brownell; and sisters, Francis Schlund, Irene Roberts, and Harriet Dains. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Sharyn (Raymond) Obrigewitsch, son Bill (Linda) Blase, daughter Donna Blase, and son Robert (Denise) Blase; by her brother, Eldon Brownell; sisters, Stella Swisher, Shirley Belew, and Helen Hewitt; grandchildren, Andrew Obrigewitsch, Isaac Bohigian, and Justin Blase; and great-grandchildren, Jace Obrigewitsch and Kyrie Bohigian.. For further information contact [email protected]


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on June 12, 2018
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