Our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Hazel Acton (maiden name Peterson), formerly married to Clifford Behrendt, died Sunday morning, Nov. 13, 2016, at her daughter Deborah Fuller’s house in Glendale, Arizona.
Originally from Braham/Pine City area, she would have been 92 years old on March 9, 2017.
Hazel worked at the Pine City Courthouse from approximately 1946-1951 until her first child, Deborah, was born.
Hazel enjoyed dancing in her earlier years with her sisters who are now deceased: Ruth Linell, Fern Folkestad, Helen Lee. She also has one deceased brother, Edgar Peterson. She also loved gardening, flowers, and traveling, and enjoyed helping others in the Christian ministry for over 60 years.
Besides daughter Deborah, Hazel has a daughter, Michelle Behrendt, of Phoenix, Arizona, and a son, Brent Acton, of Mesa, Arizona; three grandchildren: Aaron Upson of Phoenix; Anna Allard of North Dakota, and Chad Fuller of Phoenix; three great-grandchildren in North Dakota: Kyler, Cade, and Brux Allard. She also has numerous nieces and nephews.
No service will be held per Hazel’s request.
Hazel was a wonderful example of a hard worker, endurance, and youthful inquisitiveness. She will be missed.