|Birth: ||May 19, 1918|
|Death: ||May 6, 2008|
Hazel Patricia Azar, (nee Todd), passed peacefully on May 6, 2008, due to complications related to pneumonia.
Hazel was born May 19, 1918 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, one of ten children. Her father, Noah Martin Todd was a school teacher. Her mother, Sally Ann Todd (nee Johnson), was a devoted homemaker.
An avid basketball player at school in Lexington, Tennessee, Hazel retained a love of basketball throughout her life.
Always adventuresome, she took a trip to St. Louis in 1937 and met a handsome young man. It was love at first sight for Hazel and she didn't go home. On April 15, 1939, she joined Raymond Joseph Azar in a marriage that lasted until his death in 1983.
She lived her entire life in the St. Louis, Missouri area, except during the last year of her life, when she resided in Maple Grove Lodge, a small residential care facility in Louisiana, Missouri near her daughter, Mary Ann Allison.
She loved to travel and made trips to Europe, the Holy Land and the Dominican Republic. Hazel was a stalwart in the antiques and collectibles area for the last 30 years of her life, during which time she worked with Verna O'Brien, her daughter's mother-in-law. They maintained several booths in St. Louis County antique malls and later Hazel maintained a booth at her daughter's antique mall in Clarksville, Missouri.
Hazel gave birth to three daughters. She enjoyed bridge, reading, cooking, going to the First Baptist Church of Crestwood, Bible study, political discussion, and being with her family. Before her beloved Raymond died, Hazel was active with him in the Rotary Club, coaching girl's basketball, the Foreign Exchange Student Program, in their manufacturing business Valco, and in photography.
Hazel is predeceased by all of her siblings. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses: Mary Ann Allison of Clarksville, Missouri; Barbara Davis of Columbia, Missouri; and Pamela O'Brien of Pacific Grove, California. She is also survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbors and friends.
Raymond J. Azar (1914 - 1983)*
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery (Old)
St. Louis City
Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: May 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26716378