Posted: October 9th, 2012

HAZEL BELLE NIELSEN TANNER, beloved wife of James Henry Tanner, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2012 at the age of 91 years.
She is survived by her dear husband of 72 years, children Phyllis (Dale) Evanson, Jim (Becky), Linda (Ron) Layton, Karen (Dave) Armstrong, Lester (Brenda), Don (Shawna), Ken (Sheila). She is also survived by her brother Kenneth Nielsen and sister Lorna Stubbert, as well as 29 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents Oliver and Erma (Peterson) Nielsen and brother Lawrence.
Hazel was born July 9, 1921 in Cardston. The majority of her life was spent in Barnwell where she attended school and later married Jim in the Cardston Alberta Temple. The small farming community of Barnwell became their home where together they raised their family.
She was a devoted member of the LDS Church, serving faithfully in the Relief Society, MIA, and Primary organizations and many years as choir director. Her love for the youth was also evident in her 13 years of service as an early morning seminary teacher. Throughout her life music played an important role. She enriched the lives of many through her talent and passion for music. Hazel and Jim served 2 six-month Family History missions in Salt Lake City.
Hazel was also very involved in community life and service and well known for acts of kindness.
She and Jim had a way of making all who entered their home feel welcomed and loved. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Friends may meet the family in Cardston at the CHINOOK LODGE, Monday morning, October 8th between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Friends may also meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell, Alberta on Monday, October 8th, between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. OR on Tuesday, October 9th from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m.prior to the Service.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell, Alberta on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment in the Barnwell Cemetery.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677

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