April 6, 1922 - Aug. 19, 2012
Hazel C. Gregson, 90, of Redmond, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. She was born April 6, 1922, in Cooter, MO, to Roy and Nancy (Stowe) Lamb. Hazel grew up and attended school in Steele, MO. She married Lou Gregson Jan. 10, 1944, in Blytheville, AR. During WWII, Hazel worked for the war effort while Lou was in the service. The couple lived many years in Napa, CA, and after Lou's retirement, they moved to Bend in 1972. Hazel was very active in the Missionary Baptist Church in Bend. She enjoyed caring for her family which included knitting, crocheting, weaving and sewing. In more recent years, she loved spending time with her grand and great- grandchildren.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Lou in 2001, as well as two daughters, two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Leon Forney; a sister, Laverne Harper of Madras; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday, August 24, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Bend. Private interment will be in Tulocay Cemetery in Napa, CA. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Missionary Baptist Church, 21129 Reed Market Rd. Bend, OR 97702. Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com