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Obituary for Melba Hazen

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Melba Hazen

October 6, 1927 - October 12, 2011

On October 12, 2011, the family and friends of Melba Charlesworth Hazen grieved her loss. Melba passed away just before midnight at home after a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer at the age of eighty-four. She was born on October 6th, 1927 to Ambrose S Charlesworth and Frances Cora Adams at the family home on Wilson Lane in Ogden, the sixth daughter in a family of eight children. She graduated from Ogden High School where she met and began dating Frank Hazen, the BMOC, as a sophomore. Their romance continued after she graduated and they attended Weber College together. They were married in the Salt Lake City temple on June 17, 1946, sealed by Joseph Fielding Smith. They lived in Logan while Frank completed his schooling at Utah State University, playing basketball for the Aggies. Frank received a commission as a regular Army officer after graduating and began what turned into a twenty-four-year military career. Melba was the ultimate army wife, waiting while he faithfully served in three wars. She wrote him every day. Their service to their country required a move approximately every three years. They were stationed in Virginia, Germany (twice), and the US Military Academy at West Point, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, and Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Frank and Melba brought four children into the world during their world travels, never giving birth the same place twice. The family often traveled together, creating precious memories all across Europe. They eventually settle back in Utah and bought their home in Ogden while Frank was serving in Vietnam. Melba worked for some twenty years at the IRS service center in Ogden. She loved her co-workers. Besides her family, her loves were the Utah Jazz, cooking, candy-making and hosting Christmas. She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Franklin Karl Hazen, Jr. and their four children: Christine Hazen Webb (Mike) Centerville, F. Craig Hazen (Justine), Ogden, Michelle Wilde (Dean), Pocatello, ID, Denise Hazen Glasmann, Layton, and her brother, Ken Charlesworth, Hooper. She has twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct 18 at 2:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden A viewing will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Tuesday also at the Mortuary.Interment Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 6, 1927
Died: October 12, 2011

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F Royce Carter posted on 10/15/11

To the Hazen family..Sorry to learn of the passing of Melba Hazen. I met them in the Medicine Shoppe pharmacy, She was always joyful and happy. I had not heard of her being ill. She lived a long and useful life. She will be missed very much. I extend my sorrow and wish the best for her husband and family. I am sorry that I cannot attend her services.Sincerely, F Royce Cartervz6dr


Julie Robinson Nelso posted on 10/15/11

Just want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you! Its so so hard to lose a parent no matter what age they are! She was one beautiful lady and I have great childhood memories of her! Hang in there all of you and know you are loved! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Denise I'm here for you always and forever and know matter what okay! I know the pain, be prepared for the months ahead, you will have hard hard days but just remember all the wonderful things you shared with your mom. She is still there for you, just in a different way! I love you!


VaL D. Brown posted on 10/15/11

Dear Uncle Frank and Family:Representing the family of Delbert and Edna (Hazen) Brown, I wish to express our heart-felt condolences to all of you at the passing of Aunt Melba. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this most sensitive time. Love, Val Brown


Karla Jensen Gaines posted on 10/15/11

Dear Uncle Frank and Family, It was with sadness I learned of Aunt Melba's death. I know how tender family feelings are at this time. Please accept my love and prayers. I wish that I lived closer, so that I could deliver my condolences in person. Love, Karla