Born: 1898 – Independence, Missouri
Died: 1988 – Oakland, California
Hazel was a registered nurse, musician (organist), poet, writer, widow, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She lived opposite Moeser Lane Shopping Center before its construction, and was prompted to activism by the eviction of trailer residents living there at the time.
Hazel became increasingly disabled by loss of sight and hearing and by frequent falls, but insisted on independent living, refusing family offers of shelter. She finally yielded to residency at “The Berkshire”, a board and care facility in Berkeley.