Hazel's earthly odyssey began on November 4, 1911, at Spanish Fork, Utah and ended on the morning on June 8, 1998. Her parents, Elizabeth and William Sedgeley, had emigrated from England.
Hazel graduated from the Latter-day Saints College High School in 1932 and went on to complete further training at LDS Business College. She married her eternal sweetheart, Grant W. Thatcher, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1932. She worked for over 20 years as the executive secretary to the building manager of the kearns and Tribune buildings.Hazel served in many LDS church positions with energy and creativity, including Primary President, and in Relief Society and YWMIA presidencies. In 1952, she spoke in the Tabernacle at one YWMIA Conference. She was a member of the Pik Wik club and had many wonderful times with the friends she loved and enjoyed in that organization.
Hazel was a devoted mother to her two children, working long hours to help provide a wonderful and comfortable home. Up to the very end of her life, she treated all around her with kindness and compassion and many came to her with their concerns and problems.
Hazel and Grant had a full and rich marriage for 62 years until his death on October 13, 1994. She was always supportive of Grant's aspirations, work, and avocations. They had many terrific friends with whom they enjoyed many good times. She was proud of her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at family outings and vacations.
Hazel and Grant were very close to her sister, Lillian and brother-in-law Robert Johnson, and had numerous and wonderful experiences together.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda T. Stout; her son, G. William Thatcher, MD.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and son-in-law, R. Jan Stout, MD.
The family is grateful for the devoted care Hazel received while living at the Wasatch Valley Rehabilitation Center, especially the loving care of her nurse, Debbie Jones. We are grateful to the care provided by her physicians, Julieta Gabiola, M.D. and Byron Bair, M.D.
Funeral service will be held June 12, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Drive. There will be a viewing that morning from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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