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Hazel Leona (Peterson) DeLap 1921-2021


Last updated 11/16/2021 at 2:22pm

Hazel Leona (Peterson) DeLap, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born February 19, 1921, and passed away on June 15, 2021, at Sunrise View Convalescent Center in Everett at the age of 100.

Hazel was born on a farm in Halstad, Minnesota, to Helen and Elias Peterson, one of 10 children. She married Gordon Kenneth DeLap on Dec.30, 1939, who passed away March 1, 1984.

Hazel completed eight years of public education, helped on the family farm, and took on various jobs cleaning and cooking for other families.

She and Gordon moved to Edmonds after the birth of their first son, Fletcher. After her four children were raised, she worked at a mink farm, Flukes, and did childcare for other families.

Hazel was a charter member at Christ Lutheran Church, serving on a variety of committees, active in Ladies Guild, volunteering for 11 years at the Millionaire Club, and making quilts for the homeless in Seattle.

Hazel and Gordon bought a working farm in Arlington in the late '70s and spent many years raising animals, gardening, and enjoying the life they had left in Minnesota. After Gordon's death, Hazel moved to Edmonds, where she lived until moving to Sunrise View Retirement in 2013.

Hazel's family was the most important thing in her life. She is survived by her children: Fletcher (Charlene) DeLap, Ron DeLap, Sharon (Ray) Beatte, and Karolyn (Jay) McGinness; grandchildren: Julie (Mark) Stingley, Erik (Lorraine) DeLap, Jill (Steve) Kegley, Shawn (Kimberly) DeLap, Jennifer (Ken) Hanson, Gina (Ben) Ribaudo, Shelly Elgin, Kara Beatte Stevens, Lisa McGinness, Chris (Leslie) McGinness, Sara (Marlon) Waske; 28 great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Roe.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon DeLap, daughter-in-law Gretchen DeLap, grandson Jeff Beatte, great-grandson Taylor Watkins, and six brothers and two sisters.

In loving memory of one so special, living on in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds.

Please share memories with the family at http://www.beckstributecenter.com.


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