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Ellen Smith

Hazel Smith Thomas

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Hazel Thomas. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Hazel Smith Thomas, age 86, died peacefully on July 21st, surrounded by her loving family. She had been very recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and after two weeks at Fairview Southdale Hospital, came home to spend...  see more
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  • Mary & Dianne McChesney
    We were always blessed by the extraordinary example Hazel set. One soon came to the realization that not only did she appreciate God's gift of glorious music but also the glorious gifts of nature and the gift of lasting friendships. A fond memory we will...  more
  • Lisa Lincoln
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    • Lisa Lincoln
      Ellen Smith thank you for sharing these beautiful memories!
      • July 28, 2020
  • Kerstan Ruffer
    We are so so so so so sorry for your loss. Hazel was ALWAYS so so so so incredibly kind and generous... and she was an incredible listener and always so so understanding. We loved our trips to Europe with her, and Gray and I are fortunate we got to see...  more
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    • Kerstan Ruffer
      Ellen Smith I am so glad that we had all those incredible trips together. She loved being around your family. Love you!
      • July 31, 2020
  • Lisa Lincoln
    Hazel as a family matriarch was a wonderful example of "actions speak louder than words", the quiet power of gentleness - she was nurturing and respectful, perceptive, holding her presence. People could be at peace being with her. She included...  more
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    • Lisa Lincoln
      Kerstan Ruffer Beautifully written Lisa and I wholeheartedly agree ❤️❤️❤️
      • July 27, 2020
    • Lisa Lincoln
      Ellen Smith Lisa - you are such an amazing writer and your expression of her persona rings so very true! We are so thankful to have shared so many moments together.
      • July 28, 2020
  • Jayne Greer
    How fortunate to witness Hazel a beautiful human that should have been named “Love.” Hazel without knowing, became the mentor for every woman around her, especially me. She cheerfully chose to care of her family in every way, every day, from...  more
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    • Jayne Greer
      Ellen Smith Thank you Jayne. She really enjoyed your visit to our home last summer! XO
      • July 26, 2020
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  • Andrea Trimble Hart
    Our hearts are with you at this sad time. We hope you can enjoy all the wonderful memories you made with Grammie. Sending virtual hugs,
    Andrea and Sebastian
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    • Andrea Trimble Hart
      Ellen Smith Thank you Andrea - Hazel loved 'SeaBass' like one of her own grandsons.
      • July 24, 2020
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    Mark, Ellen, and boys,

    We're sorry to hear of Hazel passing. I know she meant so much to you since she moved to Minnesota. Know that we're thinking of you at this time. There must be so many memories to share.

    Hugs,
    Carol and Paul
  • Tim Sawyer
    Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His beloved saints." I was heartbroken to hear this news, Mark and Ellen and family. I know no one lives forever, at least on earth, but I thought Hazel just might live to be 100...  more
  • Ernesto Estigarribia
    I will remember Grammie for her kindness and her smile every time I saw her. I enjoyed our many conversations about music (she knew every orchestral piece ever written!) She was very supportive, generous, and I consider her my adoptive grand mother.
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Hazel & Mark
    Grammie in 2010
    Hazel with sons Keith and Mark
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    Grammie with Alex & Noah
    Grammie with Dieyna in 2009
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Mark & Hazel in Richmond, VA
    Grammie at the piano
    Art in Bloom
    Grammie playing at Noah's baseball b-day party
  • Rachel Holmes
    I will remember Hazel for her enduring kindness, musical gifts, and twinkle in her eye that said she was always ready for a little fun. Rest well, good and faithful servant. My condolences to Hazel's family.
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Christmas Day 1989
    Grammie with the boys
    Cozumel Mexico
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Grammie with Harvey (Trey) & Morgan in Alaska
    With her pup, Cece
    Dinner at Famous Daves
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Alpine Sledding
    Castle Tour
    Colonial Chorale
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Bell Choir at Colonial Church
    Al & Abajian kids
    #1 fan
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Grammie's 85th b-day lunch
    Visit with Connor Smith
    Mark & Hazel
    Christmas 2019
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Noah's high school graduation 2014
    Noah's college graduation 2019
    Alex high school graduation 2013
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Grammie
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Hazel at the organ
    With Al at the organ
    Christmas 2006
    Christmas 2012
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Grammie's strawberry shortcake
  • Morgan Smith
    Christmas 2017 🎄
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Hazel and her great-granddaughter, BellaMae
  • Morgan Smith
  • Ellen Smith
    Ellen Smith added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Hazel Smith Thomas:
    Hazel Thomas & Cece
    Hazel with Jeanne Gilbert
    Hazel and Al Thomas