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Hazel Reed

September 12, 1955 - January 16, 2018

Celebration of Life Service

January 25, 2018
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Hazel Reed

September 12, 1955 - January 16, 2018


Hazel passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital at the age of 62.

Hazel Diane Reed was born on September 12, 1955, the daughter of William and Dianthus Reed in Albany, New York. She grew up in the Long Beach, California area. Hazel was proud of her Military Service – serving in the United States Air Force from 1973 until 1977. She met her future husband while stationed in Germany. Upon her discharge, she returned to the United States and Hazel and Greg made their home first in Montana, and later in Beulah, ND where they raised their family. She returned to school later in life and completed her Associate’s Degree. After enjoying many years of marriage, Hazel and Greg decided to follow other life goals separately. She moved to Virginia Beach in 2015 in her retirement to be closer to her daughter and her young granddaughters. For the past year, Hazel struggled with Congestive Heart Failure and other related health issues. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.

Hazel loved to be with the ones she treasured. She enjoyed eating big dinners with family, playing cards, playing board games and exchanging sarcastic banter with those around her. She was crafty and created many scrapbooks, crocheted an uncountable number of blankets, dolls and more. She was an avid holiday baker in her younger years and loved to give what she made from her heart. Hazel’s heart was always ready to love more than her own children, and more than her three children called her mom. She listened when they spoke, gave hugs when they were down, and bluntly told them what they needed to hear.

Surviving family members include: two sons and a daughter – Kelly Reed of Moorhead, MN; Ethen Reed of Fargo, ND; and Sara (Michael) McFarlane of Virginia Beach, VA; four grandchildren – Shaodi and Elijah Reed of Fargo; and Vivian and Adeline McFarlane of Virginia Beach, VA; a great-grandson, Nico Egli; and her former husband, Gregory (Kris) Reed of Beulah, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Linda Breeden.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo.


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18 responses to “Hazel Reed”

  1. Sharon Aune Beko, Naples FL says:

    Kelly, Sara and Ethen,

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember her making jokes about each one of you and talking about putting Josiah to work because “none of that sh!t was going to kill anyone!” Hazel had a great sense of humor, a kind heart and was a good woman. She was proud of each one of you and she loved y’all so very much!! My prayer for each one of you is that you never forget her light, her warmth and her unwavering love for each one of you. Hazel, rest easy, your work here is done. You are always loved and missed here. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

  2. Cinthia Rohde says:

    My buddy Hazel . She was always there if I needed someone to just talk to. She was there when I needed someone to watch the babies. She was there when I needed someone to go on a drive with. She was there! She had a personality like no one else and she will be greatly missed. Kelly, Ethan, Sara your mother was your biggest fan. She defended you on times when you needed defending. She was your biggest fan and you were her greatest loves.

  3. Becky Palmer says:

    You know I loved your mom like another mother and called her such. She was a loving woman who allowed me to tag along to find your wedding dress the 1st day I met her. I know she will be smiling down on all of us and looking after your girls from above. She always haf me laughing even the last time I got to hang out and have lunch and go grocery shopping, I couldnt have imagined that being my last time to see her. I love and miss her and wish I could be there for you.

  4. Kimberlee and Brian Hansen says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dustin Kelly says:

    I will certainly consider her an adopted mother to me and she will be dearly missed.

  6. Heather Reed says:

    Aunt Hazel was an amazing woman and she was very giving. I still have the blanket she crocheted for me. See will always be in my memories, love you all very much and am with you in spirit this week and always, let me know if you need anything

  7. Melissa Varanai says:

    To the Reed family,
    I never had the chance to meet your mother but I heard many a stories of her from Kelly and Eathan. Sorry for your loss. Melissa Varanai – Kelly’s Friend

  8. Jill says:

    Beautiful words for Aunt Hazel’s life. Love to all!

  9. Wanda Cox says:

    I loved Hazel even though we haven’t spoken much in the last few years. We met beta testing computer games for Sony Online. After a few years decided to meet up in Oregon to visit a couple of other beta tester friends. We spent a week and had a great time. She and Greg visited us some time after that. She was a wonderful friend.. I shall miss her. She will forever be my humeydoo. Sara, I know it’s hard but she will live in your heart forever. My prayers are for healing and love.

  10. Tony says:

    I have no doubt in my mind that you Hazel are now sitting in the right hand of God. U are Loved.

  11. Kim Fettig says:

    I will always remember Hazel from our bingo days, she had a laugh that was contagious and was always kind to my family and I. My prayers are with you all

  12. Kelly Reed says:

    Reading this brings tears to my eyes appreciate all comments on here about mom she was such a free spirit it’s what I loved and hated because we were almost exactly alike so we sometimes butted heads but that’s what family does right I’ll always miss my mom we watched same shows stayed up late ate same foods mmm liver and onions and knoephla soup was our favorite love all comments thank you guys very much I’ll miss you mom

  13. Rachel Ratto and Family says:

    Sara I am so sorry for you and your families loss. My thought and prayers have been for you, Mike, Vivian, Adaline, and the rest of your family.

  14. Rachel Ratto and Family says:

    Sara, you and your family have been in our hearts, minds, and prayers. Our deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.

  15. Caitlin Rohde says:

    To my second mom growing up, world’s best peanut butter ball maker, rest in peace Hazel <3

  16. Ray & Lana says:

    I met Hazel at the Zweibrücken AB post office where she was talking to a buddy of mine Reed. They were laughing about having the same last name and someone said if they got married Hazel wouldn’t have to change her name tags if she decided to take his last name. We almost died laughing. That’s how it was right from the start! Hazel and I hung out until she moved off-base. I remember we were walking one evening singing Bobby Bare’s “Detroit City”.
    Both of us were homesick and the song struck a chord. My then future husband Smitty and I stood up for Hazel and Greg. It was an exciting day for all of us. I once cooked a Christmas dinner for all the September birthday buddies of mine in the dorm — ssssh! No men allowed. There were about 10 there. Although I haven’t been in touch with hazel over the years our encounters through the last 4 decades have always been a hoot! Sorry to hear she is gone. I pray for enduring peace for the entire family in knowing that you shall meet again. I will never forget those dark brown eyes, her good cooking because we visited more than once in MT and ND.

  17. Feena Bonoan says:

    Dearest Sara and family,
    I am deeply saddened for your loss. Your mother was loved and cared for very much. She and your family will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers.
    Feena Bonoan

  18. Barbara Danielson says:

    Don’t know Hazel but as fellow female Veteran may she rest in peace. Prayers for your family.

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