Hazel Yager Brown, 96

FULTON, NY – Hazel Yager Brown, 96, of Phoenix, passed away on Friday December 20, 2013.

She was born August 14, 1917, the daughter of the late Royal and Ella (Thomson) Yager.

She was a 1935 graduate of Fulton High School and worked at Nestle Co. from 1935-39.

Hazel Yager Brown
Hazel Yager Brown

Hazel married her husband, Howard Brown, in 1937 and lived in the hamlet of Jacksonville, town of Lysander, for 63 years.

She had attended the Little Utica United Methodist Church and was active with the Granby and Jordan-Elbridge Senior Citizens.

Hazel had a love of music and continued playing the organ into 2012.

She enjoyed crocheting and many crafts.

Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Howard, in 1976; and by siblings, Emma Loveland Vollendorf, Jane Hungerford, Gordon, Leonard, Adelbert, Lawrence and Robert Yager; and a grand-daughter Tania Horner.

Surviving are her children, Jeanette (John) Horner of Elbridge, Ronald Brown of Syracuse and Wendy (Joseph) Borayi Jr. of Pennellville; grandchildren, John III, Joel (Lori), Jeffrey (Tina) and Donielle Horner; step-grandchildren, Joseph (Theresa) Borayi and Felicia Weber; great-grandchildren, John Wesley, Ashley and Lizzie Horner and Michael Demascole; several step-great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Leone Yager.

Calling hours will are from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with services at 3 p.m.

Burial will be at Jacksonville Cemetery in Lysander.

Memorials are encouraged to the Little Utica United Methodist Church, 9100 Prine Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.