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Hazel Pearl Hyde, age 76, of Gowen, passed away late Sunday evening, March 11, 2012 at Spectrum Health – Kelsey Campus in Lakeview. The daughter of Veral and Elizabeth (Cummins) Griffin, she was born on November 3rd, 1935 in Ada, Michigan. On July 22, 1961, in Belding, she married Harold L. Hyde and together they enjoyed 26 years of marriage.

Hazel was a long time employee of the former Gibson Refrigerator Company, and also spent many years working at Admiral. She had many hobbies including plastic canvas, playing cards, board games and puzzles. She especially enjoyed cats and dogs and was a very big fan of old time country music.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold Hyde on July 22, 1987; and a brother, Arthur Griffin, in 2007.

Surviving are her children, David (Jody) Burns of Stanton, Arthur (Phyllis) Burns of Cadillac, Christine Jones of St. Louis, Terry (Carmon) Hyde of Belding and Leann (Bill) Kushmaul of Montana; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; a sister, Viola (Russell) deBeaumont of Lansing; a brother, Frank Griffin of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

The Rev. Ken Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society will be available at the funeral home.

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  1. Anonymous on March 11, 2012 at 12:00 am


    03/28/2012 –

    Carrie McCarthy

    phyillis and Art,I am sorry about your loss. Pray for you guys. your Friend Carrie ( Haight) McCarthy

    03/19/2012 –

    Amy Carroll

    Aunt Hazel, you are resting with the angels now free of pain. The Lord is holding you in his precious arms. You will be missed but we know you are in the best place possible. Love,Paul, Amy, Caitlin, Kelsey, Havi

    03/19/2012 –

    Lori Garcia

    We have been thinking of you and praying for you as you go through this time.

    03/16/2012 –

    Russ deBeaumont

    Manyu thanks big sister for all the coffee we had togeather and all the card games in Belding. I`ll miss you forever. See you soon.

    03/15/2012 –

    Dan and Charlene Darling (neighbors)

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Hazel a few times while she lived here in the neighborhood, but she will be missed. May God be with all of her family and friends as you go through this difficult time.

    03/15/2012 –

    Viola deBeaumont

    In memory of my loving sister. She will always have a place in my heart and I will miss her very much.

    03/15/2012 –

    Frank Griffin

    In great and loving memory of my beloved sister. She will always be in my heart.

    03/15/2012 –

    Steven Bond (neighbor)

    Good Friends are like Diamonds!

    03/15/2012 –

    sandra menefee

    it was a pleasure to have known hazel and have her as a neighbor- shared many days playing games and laughing with her- those days were good days that she made happen- i am saddened that she is no longer with us and will miss her- i can still see her face and hear her laughter- all good memories of hazel is how i will remember her. She always talked well of all her children and grandchildren always showing me new pictures and even old ones of her family she had a place for everyone of them in her heart. for she loved each and everyone of them. she always had the cutest sayings too-i will miss her. Praying for comfort for everyone at this time

    03/14/2012 –

    Hansen Vision Center

    For the Family of Hazel,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are being thought of during this difficult time.

    Dr. Rocky Hansen, Dr. Anne Pfeffer, Dr. Shane Stewart and Staff

    03/14/2012 –

    Bernice Sorrels, Pastoral Leader

    From friends at Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney, our prayers are with the family at this time, especially Brook Morris, Jared and Jerzee Jones (grand-daughter and great-grandchildren of Hazel). May God grant you peace in your hearts in the days ahead.

    03/13/2012 –

    Kittie Eady

    Hazel was a classmate of mine in high school and I was so pleased to see her at one of our ladies luncheons 2 years ago. We all enjoyed seeing her after so many years and loved hearing about her red dogs and her love for them.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

    Kittie Eady

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