Hazel (Honey) McLeod
Dec. 31, 1915-Jan. 28, 2013
Los Altos, California
Hazel Hancock McLeod died Jan. 28, 2013. She was born to Orson and Emma Maude Gardner Hancock in Malad, Idaho, on Dec. 31, 1915.
Her youth was spent in Malad surrounded by a close, loving, extended family. She was a bright student and won a state high school typing championship. She moved to Murray, Utah, with her family in 1933 and graduated from Henager's Business College where she met her husband, Edwin James McLeod. They were married in San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 26, 1935.
Hazel loved San Francisco and enjoyed the excitement of living in the City and being with her husband, who spent his career working for the San Francisco Examiner. They walked across the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937 on opening day. They moved to San Mateo, Calif., in 1942, then moved to Los Altos, Calif., in 1952. Ed died in 2001 and Hazel continued to live in the family home until 2005 when she moved to Salt Lake City, at Coventry, an independent living community. She loved Coventry and the many new friends she made and their tender loving care.
Ed and Hazel had two children: Suzanne Pulley (Rod) and Bruce McLeod (Barbara); 16 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters (Mabel, Helen and Maxine), her brother Don and a great granddaughter, Allegra Pulley.
Hazel and Ed were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were sealed in the Oakland, Calif., temple on Feb. 26, 1966. She had many callings in the Church, but her favorite was being a visiting teacher which she continued until she died.
Last year, she appeared in a worldwide church movie about serving others and she herself continued to knit newborn infant hats for the University of Utah Hospital. She was alert and sharp throughout her life and knew everything her children and grandchildren were doing. She attended all of her children's activities and always anticipated their needs. She kept up with current events and rooted for BYU and her beloved 49ers! She will be greatly missed, but we are assured that she and Ed are re-united and continuing their eternal life together.
A celebration of her life was held Feb. 2, 2013, in Salt Lake City and memorial services will take place on Feb. 7, 2013, at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, Calif., where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m., followed by memorial services and 11 a.m.