Hazel Mecham Skousen, 83, passed away February 21, 2001 in Orem, Utah.
She was born in Logan, Utah on July 20, 1917 to Lucian M. Mecham Jr. and Sarah Katherine (Katie) Brown Mecham. The family moved to Colonia Juarez, Mexico when Hazel was an infant, and it was there she spent her childhood years and received her early schooling. The family's next move was to Chandler, Arizona. It was there Hazel finished her schooling and met and married her husband, Karl M Skousen in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple on September 18, 1934. They moved to Provo, Utah in 1940 and have called the Provo-Orem-Spanish Fork area home since then, even though they have lived in other areas of the country for short periods of time while Hazel's husband was furthering his education and acquiring additional experience in his profession. Together they have visited all 50 states as well as other countries. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Melvin, Gerald and Arthur, a son-in-law, David M. Reay, and two great-granddaughters.
She is survived by her husband, two sisters, Veda M. (Bernard) Stewart of Hayward, CA, Katherine (Newell) Barney of Queen Creek, AZ, three sisters-in-law, Ethel M. Dressler of Seal Beach, CA, Naoma Mecham of QueenCreek, AZ, and Alma M. Norris of Talpa, TX. She is also survived by her three children, Vonda Lee S. Reay of San Leandro, CA, Karyle S. (Verd) Rogers of Mesa, AZ, and K. Fred (Julie) Skousen of Provo, 15 grandchildren and 14 spouses, three great-grandchildren and their spouses, 54 additional great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 26, 2001, at 9 a.m. in the Suncrest 9th Ward Chapel, 130 North 400 West in Orem. Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Hazel and Karl M Skousen Accounting Scholarship at BYU Hawaii in care of K. Fred Skousen at Brigham Young University in Provo.