Our beloved Mom, grandma and great grandma “GG,”passed peacefully in her sleep on November 2, 2016.
She lived an adventuresome life filled with friends and family.
Her family homesteaded at Triangle Lake,OR. Hazel was born on May 8, 1914. She had four brothers and one sister. She met her husband Millard “Babe” McVay; they married in 1934. Babes family also homesteaded in the Triangle Lake area. They made their living with their own logging company and in her 50s Hazel decided to go to beauty school. She continued cutting hair, doing sets and giving perms into her 90s.
She drove herself to and from Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs until she was 95. In 2010 she moved in with grandson Brian, and wife April, McVay in Keizer and made many friends in her time with us. She loved to walk our dog, Bella, daily and taking care of the neighbors, our family and friends. She loved to knit and won numerous awards for her it. She loved glitter polish, the color teal and a good hand of gin rummy (she never lost). She moved into assisted living and lived her life to the fullest every day. Her favorite saying was, “It could be worse!” Words to live by.
She will be missed and we are extremely grateful for the friends and family who supported her, welcomed her as their own and will remember her smiling face forever.
She was preceded in death by husband Millard “Babe” McVay in 1992 and son Duane (Brian & Chad’s dad) in 1983. She is survived by son Terry McVay (Sandy), grandkids Brian McVay (April), Kris McVay and husband Eric Winters, Kyle McVay (Stephanie), Chad McVay(Michelle), Ryan McVay (Lisa). Stepson Robbie and Marlean. Seven great-grandkids.
A Dessert gathering will be held at Triangle Lake Grange December 10, 2016 at 1pm.