Hazel Nelson

Hazel F. Nelson

1924 - 2009

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Obituary of Hazel F. Nelson

Hazel F. Nelson, 84, of 1110 Lakeview Ave Jamestown, died at 8:13 a.m. Thursday (May 21, 2009) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 8, 1924 in Lamberton, NY the daughter of Clyde M. and Beulah M. Blodgett Lowell. Hazel was a 1942 graduate of Fredonia High School and a 1944 graduate of Jamestown Business College. For many years, she was employed by the Ives-Johnson Insurance Agency in Jamestown. Previously, she worked at the former Crescent Tool Co. for 18 years, and also the Post Journal and Sylvania. Hazel was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, now the Christ First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Mozart Club, women's circle, and ran their rummage sales. She was also a member of the Fredonia Grange, Creche, the Crescent Tool Jamie Bells, secretary/treasurer of the Jamestown Soccer Club, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She loved gardening and playing golf in the Crescent Tool Ladies Golf League. For over 30 years, Hazel was a breast cancer survivor. Surviving are her husband of over 60 years, G. Eugene Nelson whom she married July 3, 1948; two sons, Eugene V. Nelson of Glen Burnie, MD; Douglas C. (Julie) Nelson of Jamestown; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Aaron Nelson, both of Jamestown. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Sherman James Lowell. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St, East Syracuse, NY 13057; or to a charity of choice.