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Lucille Hazzard

Lucille Hazzard obit photoLucille Hazzard, age 94, of Huron, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  Her funeral service was at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wessington with the Rev. Allen Sager officiating. Eastern Star rites by the Oasis Chapter 148 of Tulare.  Burial was in the Wessington Cemetery.

Lucille Horn was born February 22, 1914, to Delmar and Armina (Henderson) Horn, south of Miller in Hand County, South Dakota.  She was educated in country schools in Hand and Beadle counties and graduated from Bonilla High School in 1932.

On November 12, 1934, Lucille married Wendell Phillips.  They lived in Huron until 1943, when Wendell entered the United States Navy as a Seabee.  Lucille moved to Wessington to take employment in the Bank of Wessington, where she worked for many years.  Wendell died in 1952. 

On October 6, 1961, Lucille married  Dayton Hazzard.  They made their home in Wessington, and spent several winters in Arizona.  Dayton died in 1986.  Lucille continued to make her home in Wessington until September 2005 when she moved to Huron.

She was a sixty year member of the Oasis Chapter 148 Order of the Eastern Star of Tulare.  Lucille was a member of Sunshine Extension Club, was a clerk for the Wessington School Board for fifteen years and was the Wessington City Treasurer for several years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wessington and the  Presbyterian Women Organization.

Lucille enjoyed visiting with family and friends.  She cherished her flower garden in Wessington.  Lucille looked forward to working the daily newspaper’s crossword and cryptoquip puzzles and playing free cell on her computer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Wendell Phillips and Dayton Hazzard; one step-son, David Hazzard; two sisters, Carmen Boyd and Gwen Wilson; and three brothers, Walter, Harold and Verlin Horn.

Grateful for having shared in her life are one step-son, Mike Hazzard of Rapid City, and many nieces and nephews.

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