Longtime Hood River resident Hazel May Allen Dalleske peacefully, went home to be with her Lord, June 25, 2010.
At the time of her passing, she was a resident of the local Hawks Ridge Assisted Living Community, and she remained at home, loved and comforted by family.
Hazel was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Spickard, Mo., to William and Anna Fitzpatrick. When she was 4 years old, her family moved to the Trenton, Mo., area, where her father farmed for a number of years. When Hazel was a teenager her father retired from farming and the family moved to Jamesport, Mo.
She married Everett Allen in 1931. After farming for a couple of years, they moved into town where Everett worked for the local seed and feed company. During this time, their two sons, Wilbur and Larry, were born.
In 1947, the family moved to Hood River, Ore. Everett worked with Webster Orchards, Duckwall Fruit and the Oregon State Experiment Station. He passed away unexpectedly in 1963.
Hazel worked at the Diamond Fruit packing houses and JC Penney Co., and worked 26 years for Luhr Jensen and Sons, before retiring in 1981.
Hazel married Ralph Dalleske in 1981. For several years they enjoyed traveling around the country (including Hawaii and Alaska) until Ralph passed away in 1993.
Hazel liked to crochet, and she also really enjoyed going shopping. She was a member of the Parkdale Church of the Nazarene and The Dalles Ladies Auxiliary 2471.
Hazel is survived by her sons, Wilbur Allen, of Dufur, Ore., and Larry Allen, of Portland, Ore.; stepdaughter Jean Moore, of Johnson City, Tenn.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were first husband, Everett Allen; second, Ralph Dalleske; five brothers and two sisters; and daughter-in-law, Lois Allen.
The family suggests that remembrances in honor of Hazel’s memory may be sent to the Parkdale Church of the Nazarene or the charity of your choice in care of Anderson’s.
Services will be held at Anderson’s Tribute Center at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1. Pastor Carl Casey of Parkdale Nazarene Church and Pastor Quincy Angier of Portland First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Please join the family for refreshments and reception following the service. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery following the reception.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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