Lee Hazelwood was
born in Oakvale, West Virginia, the third of four children of
L. “Andy” Hazelwood and Rhoda Biggs.
The family later moved to Shelby, Ohio where he grew
up. After graduating from Shelby High School, he met the love
of his life Catherine Bollman. They were married August 16,
1941 where they both worked for the Shelby Sales Book.
They soon moved to Dayton, Ohio where he was a
Lithographer for Reynolds and Reynolds. As a civilian
lithographer during WWII, he was responsible for printing top
secret reconnaissance photos used for bombing missions.
Their first three children were born in Dayton.
In 1957 the family moved to Trenton, Michigan and added
another son to the family. Lee became Vice President of
Truckway Service Corporation, a large trucking firm that
hauled salt throughout the Midwest.
He retired in 1978 and moved to Stayton, Oregon.
Lee was always
active in the community and his church. He was instrumental in
founding Disciples of Christ churches in Dayton, OH and
Dearborn, MI. His
deep faith set a great example for the entire family. He
served on the Stayton City Council and was the Chamber Man of
the Year. For over 30 years he devoted his time at the Oregon
Capital as an unpaid lobbyist for Seniors and People with
Disabilities. He initiated with the establishment of Oregon
Project Independence and fought for its funding for over 30
years. He served numerous terms on the Governors Commission on
Aging, The Seniors Advisory Commission, and the Silver Haired
Congress in Washington D.C.
Lee was an avid Ohio
State fan and golfer who enjoyed playing golf at Santiam Golf
Course; both he and Catherine played golf into their late
Lee was preceded in
death by his wife of 73 years, Catherine, their son Mark and
is survived by children: Kent (Mary Lou), Kay, and George.
Grandchildren: Jill Hendrick, Wendy Edwards, Cara Ruettgers,
Jennifer Burkhart; Jodi, Aimee, Sean and Corey Laguire, Hannah
and Lee Hazelwood and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service
celebrating his life will be held at the First Christian
Church, 685 Marion St NE, Salem on Sunday January 9, 2016 at 1
PM. In lieu of flowers, please
consider a donation to either First Christian Church of Salem
or Stayton Friends of the Library 515 N. First Avenue,