Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother Hazel Juanita Chubbuck was born in Humansville, Missouri, on June 15, 1917 and left this life on May 11, 2019, just short of her 102nd birthday.
"Grandma Hazel" was the second-youngest of six daughters and the last of
her immediate family: her father, Charles Albert Gipson, and mother, Orpha Lee South along with sisters Laura "Alice", "Beulah" Bernice, Emma "Jewel", "Charlotte" Gertrude and Alberta ('Berta") Lee all preceded her in death, as did Grandson Brian Scott Smith.
Her father, widowed when Hazel was four, moved the family to California. At the age of 17, Hazel married Harry Smith and they moved to Modesto. Her sister, Charlotte was married to Harry's brother, Everette, and the two couples raised their families on adjoining properties on East Orangeburg Avenue.
Hazel and Harry had three children: Dennis Ray (Joan), Linda Marie
Pecora and Stephen Dean (Brenda). Hazel worked while raising her family.
She went to work first in the bakery department at Justesen's grocery store,
and later worked for a dental group.
Hazel married real estate developer Doug Black in 1962. Doug passed
away in the mid-1970s. She later married Bill Chubbuck, and was widowed
in 1984. She loved tennis, golf, bridge, and counted cross stitch, and
continued to work on projects until shortly before her passing.
Hazel also leaves behind grandchildren Jenifer West (Ron), Christina Cardoza, Stefanie Moshier (Tom), Ryan Smith (Megan), Hope Hinchey (John), Momi Mollelo (Tom), Scott Turner (Claudia), Devin Woodill (Cameron), Aaron Woodill
(Stacie), and step- daughters Nancy Gonsorowski (Don) and Holly Crockett (Rodney). She also leaves 14 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
Services will be private.