Hazel Luella Gibbons
1922 - 2021

July 20, 1922 ˜ September 23,

Hazel Luella Yinger Gibbons passed away at home Sept. 23, 2021, with her daughter Peny Gibbons by her side. Hazel was born in Oregon City, OR, July 20, 1922. She was the fifthteenth of seventeen children, and grew up in Vancouver, WA, on her parents’ Henry and Christina Yinger’s farm, A-1 Dairy.
Hazel married John R. Gibbons Sept. 27, 1941 and they raised four children. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed supporting her children’s activities, especially keeping score at their baseball games. When her boys were school age, Hazel drove the Church school bus to their private one room school.
Hazel lived an active life and enjoyed many hobbies, including bowling, clam digging, trips to casinos, live music and dancing. She was an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners and the Portland Trail Blazers. She enjoyed watching game shows. Hazel supported her community in various ways, including volunteering her time at the local precinct on election days, at the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop as well as events such as the Dinner in White on the Columbia in Washougal with her daughter.
Being raised on a dairy farm, Hazel learned the value of a strong work ethic at an early age. She worked at Del Monte Cannery for 37 years, and later at Northwest Packing.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Gibbons. she is survived by her four children, John C. (Ursula), Camas, WA, Larry (MaryAnne), Lynnwood, WA, Dave (Diane), Mt. Vernon, WA, and Peny Gibbons, Washougal, WA; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucy Stroman, Sacramento, CA; sister-in-law, Margie Yinger, Vancouver WA.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11005 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver, WA on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, 2675 Index St., Washougal, WA 98671 (https://wcghs.org).
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Published by The Columbian on Oct. 3, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
St. John’s Lutheran Church
11005 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver, WA
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Peny P Gibbons
October 26, 2021
Peny P Gibbons
October 26, 2021
Peny P Gibbons
October 26, 2021
I spent the last 8 years, hanging out with her. Not sure if you really knew my Mom but she was pretty ornery. I wish I could have talked to her siblings to see if she was ornery as a child. As a kid I had a motorcycle, we would ride it dwn the street/woods to pick the filbets, and as an adult, I had fun going out with my Mom. Dressings her up for Halloween, Dinner in White and the other events we attended and she's just loved it. Sometimes I think she liked to going out more than myself. Best Friend * Partners in crime * Roommate * I really didn't have a childhood growing up with her, as she works swing. So it was really nice to be an adult and hang out with my Mom and do adults things. Before she passed, she said "we have done some Crazy Things, I replied, yes we have and I am glad ur were with me." I thank God for that. I feel Very Blessed too. I love you Mom. And I know your with me.
Peny P Gibbons
October 26, 2021
Peny, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
B & D Curtin
October 3, 2021
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