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Hazel Pauline O'Donnell Benson Wilcoxon, 80


Hazel Wilcoxon, passed away Nov. 19, 2018 on her 80th birthday.

Born in Petersburg, Alaska in 1938, Hazel was the oldest of the three daughters of John "Jack" and Vera O'Donnell. She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1957. She attended Linfield College and graduated from the University of Arizona. She worked in the education system as a teacher, reading specialist, and school psychologist in both Alaska and Washington. Hazel loved folk dancing and traveling.

She is survived by her son John Benson (Donna), her sisters Nancy and Diane, as well as four grandchildren: Alex, Gabe, Annaliese, and Andrew.

There will be an interment gathering at 11 AM on July 19 at the Petersburg cemetery.


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