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"font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Hazel Loraine Mahoney passed

away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the age of 86.

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"font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Hazel was born on November 2,

1924, in Kenmare, North Dakota to Frank and Selma Baska.† She

married Fred Mahoney on January 24, 1948 and they had five

daughters.†

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"font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Hazel and Fred resided and

farmed in Drayton, N.D. and upon retirement moved to Edinburg,

where they had enjoyed many winters. †Hazelís family was the light

of her life.† She delighted in cooking and sewing, always creating

things for others.† She had an adventurous spirit and loved to

travel.†

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"font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">The life lessons she taught

her daughters, even in her final days, will continue to guide their

lives.† She was an inspiration to us all.

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"font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Hazel is preceded in death by

her parents, her sisters Helen and Harriet, and her brothers

Maurice and Marvin.† Left to cherish her memory are her husband of

63 years, Fred Mahoney, her daughters Winn (Mike) Pusey, Mary

(Jerry) Elhard, Bev (Jeff) Johnson, Kelly (Mark) Carlson , and

Chris (Todd) Rierson, her 20 grandchildren, Jeff (Nicole)

Christenson, Heather (Kelly) Christenson, Andi (John) Olson, Travis

Christenson, Adora (Ramon) Padilla, Kara Christenson, Justin Pusey,

Melina (Eli) Elhard-Champion, Kelcie (Randall) Elhard-Rydl, Erika

(Chad) Kinney, Patrick Lerud, Liz (DJ) Arsenault, Suzanne Johnson,

Samantha Johnson, M. Ryan Carlson, Sean Mahoney Carlson, Eric C.

Carlson, Andrew Richards, Kevin (Amanda) Richards, and Madelyn

Rierson,† 16 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Katarina, and Sean

Christenson, Noelle and Nicholas Olson, Ana and Kindred

Christenson, Adria and Harper Padilla, Kirsten, Megan, and Kailey

Kinney, Laila Arsenault, Kadyn Richards, and Dylan and Caleb

Richards.† She is also survived by her brother Miles, numerous

nieces and nephews, and countless friends.†

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"font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">The family wishes to thank

Pastor Laura Brewster, Josie Moctezuma, Dr. Olga Olivarez and CIMA

Hospice for their compassionate care.† There will be a boat

procession followed by a private family celebration of Hazelís life

at a later date.† In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to

Edinburg First United Methodist Church, PO Box 25, Edinburg, Texas

78539 or Drayton First United Methodist Church, PO Box 327,

Drayton, North Dakota 58225.

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