Nathan “Nate” Lee Hazlett passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 1, 2010, at his home in Mandeville, La. He was born May 12, 1979, in Hood River, Ore., to Gary and Sally Hazlett.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave., Hood River. Pastor Wayne Gassman will officiate. A reception will follow at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM).
Nate grew up in Hood River and graduated from Hood River Valley High School; he received an associate degree in commercial aviation from Mount Hood Community College. He continued his flight training and jet training at San Juan College, Mesa Airline Pilot Development Program. He worked for Gallup Flying Service as an air ambulance pilot.
He enjoyed flying, family, motor sports, building and flying remote control airplanes. He also loved to explore the outdoors with stepson Kole. He was an active participant in Church of the King, Mandeville, La.
Nate had original nicknames for family and friends and one-of-a-kind stories that only he could tell. His smile was always so big and bright, he will be dearly missed by all.
Nate is survived by his wife and stepson, Kristen Hazlett and Kole M. Hampton, of Mandeville, La.; parents Gary and Sally Hazlett, of Hood River, Ore.; grandparents Arlene Hazlett and Tommie Reznick; siblings (in order of date of birth) Matthew Hazlett and Julie Hazlett; in-laws Duane and Katharine “Kitty” Lassiter, Rachel Hazlett and Jen West.
He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many, many friends he collected everywhere he lived; and his dogs, Loso and Honey.
He was preceded in death by; Grandpa Rufus Hazlett, Grandpa Edwin Reznick, Uncle John Hazlett and Uncle Ronnie Hazlett.
“I am happy. Life is rough here on earth sometimes. But who is to worry; the Lord will be riding on the clouds to come get his people soon. So take a deep breath, enjoy, and love every person you can and let the Lord be the judge. God bless!”
— Nathan Hazlett (taken from his biography on his Facebook page)
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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