Word has been received of the death of Mary Hazel Smith Lyon.
She was born in Linwood, Nebraska, March 23, 1889, the daughter of George and Kathryn Smith.
The family moved to eastern Oregon in the early 1890’s, settling in La Grande. They later moved to Elgin in 1898. Her father was bookkeeper for the Goodnough Mercantile Store in Elgin until his retirement.
Hazel was in the first graduating class from Elgin High School in 1910. After a short business course she worked for the telephone company in Elgin until her marriage to Jack Lyon December 25, 1919. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Portland. They lived there until 1940, then moved to Walla Walla, Wash.
After retirement, they traveled for a few years. Jack died in 1968. Hazel then returned to Portland where she lived until her death on October 6. She was a member of the Sellwood Methodist Church and an Eastern Star member for 70 years.
Newspaper item: Wed., Oct 31. 1979
Contributed by; Larry Rader