Moore, Hazel

Written by David Green.

Hazel W. Moore, 96, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 29, 2006 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor.

She was born March 5, 1909 in Continental, Ohio, the daughter of Philip and Viola (Van Vlerah) Geren. She married L. Dale Moore on Jan. 11, 1929 in Lima, Ohio. He preceded her in death July 20, 1984.

Hazel lived all her life in Morenci. She worked as an operator for the telephone company, a bookkeeper at Kellogg & Buck Flour Mill, and a secretary at Fauver Display Co., which made the first outdoor Christmas displays. She served as city librarian and city clerk, was a member of the First Congregational Church of Morenci and was an O.E.S. worthy matron. After her husband died, Hazel moved to Ann Arbor to be closer to her daughter.

Hazel is survived by one daughter, Molly (and William) Friedrichs of Ann Arbor, Mich. and three grandchildren, Lisa Olson, Mona Exinger and Hans Friedrichs. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

A private graveside service is planned at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci and a memorial service will be scheduled in March. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee County Historical Society. Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel handled the local arrangements.

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