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Hazel Hartley Michaelson

September 13, 1930 — May 28, 2023

Hazel Hartley Michaelson passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2023 of natural causes at the age of 92, 12 days after her husband passed.
Born on September 13, 1930 in Stirling, Alberta Canada, to Melinda and Russel Hartley, Hazel grew up on a small farm during the depression. She graduated from Stirling High School and went directly to college at Brigham Young University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
After graduating, Hazel served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Eastern States Mission which extended from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean.  Upon returning home, Hazel began a career as an elementary school teacher in San Diego, California. She especially enjoyed teaching the second grade.  After a short time teaching in San Diego, Hazel moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she met her husband on a blind date.
She married Clinton Michaelson on July 23, 1959 in the Salt Lake City temple.  Soon after their marriage, they moved to West Jordan to homestead.  They purchased four acres of land and over several years built the house in which they would raise their family. In 1969, Clinton took a job in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and he and Hazel moved the family of then six children, the youngest just a toddler, to that beautiful country. It was a great experience, but she was happy to return to West Jordan with now seven children in 1971. In the following years, two more children joined their family for a total of nine. She always said she loved her children so much, she would’ve had a dozen if she could.
Hazel was an artist and made beautiful drawings throughout her life. She loved to capture the beauty of nature, especially flowers and birds, in her art work. Her favorite flower was the poinsettia.
Hazel served in many callings in the church, became an expert bread maker and relished raising her children.  The two things she loved most were the Gospel of Jesus Christ and her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings Dale, Doreen, Wayne and Lola, her daughter-in-law Kollette, grandson Sawyer, and her husband of 64 years, Clinton.  She is survived by her youngest brother Burton, her 9 children, Ruth Ann (Troy), Nelsen (Wendy), Peter (Pam), Ramona (Santiago), Ted (Beckie), Craig (Lori), Dwight (Ann), James, Lawrence (Evelyn) and 42 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7380 S 1300 W, West Jordan, UT. A viewing will precede these services from 9:00am until 10:30am. Internment at Memorial Cemetery.
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June 3, 2023 at 11:00AM
7380 South 1300 West, West Jordan, Utah
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