Hazel Virginia Harding, 90, passed away on Jan. 15, 2017, in Rogue River, Ore., from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1926, in Chiloquin, Ore., to Nettie and Alton Shough. Hazel was raised in Trail, Ore., with her siblings, Bill, Don and Viola. She graduated from high school in Prospect, Ore.
Hazel was working at Camp White, an Army training base in Medford, when she met Charles “Chuck” Harding. Hazel and Chuck married on June 17, 1946, and made their home in The Dalles. They raised two children, Arnold and Kristin, and enjoyed 46 years of marriage before Chuck’s death in 1993. Hazel and Chuck were involved in several business ventures in The Dalles, most notably Harding’s Meat Block and The Shady Lady Salon. Hazel lived in The Dalles until 2014, when she moved to Rogue River to reside with her daughter Kristin Thompson and son-in-law, Carl.
Hazel loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandson, Danté. She also enjoyed her bridge club, traveling, knitting, crocheting, and visiting with extended family.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; husband Chuck and son Arnold. She is survived by her daughter Kristin and son-in-law Carl Thompson of Rogue River; daughter-in-law Dorinda Harding of The Dalles; granddaughters Jenny Thompson-Kiefer (Melissa) of Seaside, Ore., Rebecca Maxwell (Darnell) of Grants Pass, Ore.; great-grandson Danté Pierce; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sat., Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at Spencer, Libby and Powell Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion (OHSU Guest House) at https://www. onwardohsu.org/build-guest-house.
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