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.