Jun 292012

Hazel Laurine Jacobs, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2012, in Snowflake.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1924, to Cleo and Vivian Dicus in Kansas City, Mo.

Hazel married Austin Lee Jacobs in October 1939. They were married for 45 years before he passed away in January 1985.

She worked for many years in a variety of different occupations, including as a baker at a cafe in Miami, Ariz., where she was famous for her peanut butter pies. She worked at a used bookstore, where her salary consisted of all the Harlequin Romances she could read, and she also was a haul truck driver at the mines. She was a tiny woman (4’11”), so her supervisor had to build a special step stool so she could get up into the truck.

Hazel had two sisters, Nadine and Wilma, and an Uncle Frank (Swede) she was very close to and whom she considered to be her brother.

Survivors include her twin children, Lee (Helen) Jacobs and Lora (David) Allen; nine grandchildren, Paul (Madena) Minefee, Trina (Curtis) Garner, Lisa (Ira) Lewis, Connie, Calvin (Vicki) Jacobs, Jason (Ashley) Jacobs, Chris Allen, Coy Allen and Cale (Kara) Allen; 19 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Austin; her two sisters; her Uncle Swede; and her great-great-granddaughter, Kinzie Danielle Allen.