Baker City, Oregon
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Hazel D. Bruner, 81, of Baker City died Oct. 29, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the veterans section of Mount Hope Cemetery. Baker City Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3048, will conduct miliary honors.
Mrs. Bruner was born on July 19, 1920, at Redmond, Utah, to Leslie Peter and Hazel Jean Sorenson Jensen. She was raised and educated at Redmond, Utah. She enlisted in the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) during World War II.
She married LeRoy Andrew Bruner at Payette, Idaho, on Jan. 31, 1946. They lived at Ontario where she was a homemaker until moving to Grangeville, Idaho, in the 1950s.
While at Grangeville, she worked as a bartender until she was injured in an automobile accident in 1956. After the accident, she stayed at home and she and her husband remained at Grangeville. In 1996 she moved to Baker City where she had lived since.
She loved playing pinochle and working with ceramics, and she enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband.
Survivors include her sister, Leomia Morgan of Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a baby sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice through the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor