Hazel Byers

CHANNING – Hazel M. Byers, 80 of Channing, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

She was born on May 27, 1932, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Hugo and Margaret (Stebic) Lehtinen. She attended school in Crystal Falls, graduating from Forest Park High School in 1950.

She married Warren H. Byers in June 1954 at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls, and he preceded her in death in 1999. Hazel worked as a dietary manager for the Crystal Manor Nursing Home in Crystal Falls, until retiring in June of 1987.

Hazel was a lifelong resident of the area. She loved gardening and cooking, but most of all loved to entertain family and friends.

She was further preceded in death by a son, Warren J. Byers in 1993, and a brother, Jack Lehtinen.

Hazel is survived by her loving daughters, Roxane Vary of Alpha, and Lynn (Ken) Anderson of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. The funeral service will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Fr. Raymond Valerio will officiate.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in her memory.

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The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.