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GECY, CPS, Hazel I. Oct. 23, 1929-Jun. 26, 2017 With her husband, George and son David holding her hands, Hazel passed away on June 26, 2017 of brain cancer. Born in Maywood, Calif., on October 23, 1929 to the late Florence and Henry Truesdell, Hazel lived in the Antelope Valley most of her life from 1939, graduating from Antelope Valley High in 1947. She was predeceased by her sister, Thora McElroy and is survived by: husband of 64 years, George; sons: David (Sophia), Robert (Leslie); grandson: George; her sisters: Joanne McCarthy, Wilma Fields and Paula and brother Hank; niece Mary McCarthy and many other nieces and nephews. With her stellar secretarial skills and fantastic organizational ability, Hazel found herself in civil service as the secretary to seven Air Force Flight Test Center Commanders. She demanded the best in preparation of communications and mentored associates in pursuing professional efficiency. After retirement, she devoted her talents to the Antelope Valley Assistance League for 36 years. Hazel applied herself to sharing her creative abilities and interests with family and friends. From crocheting table cloths and decorative doilies to baking cakes and cookies, Hazel always shared her message of friendship and love. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm, July 21, 2017 at the Halley-Olsen-Murphy mortuary, 44831 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, Calif., 93534. Please join us after the service at the Antelope Valley Assistance League meeting room at 42544 10th Street West, Suite B, Lancaster, Calif., 93534-6790. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the City of Hope, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, Calif., 91010 in her honor.

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