Hazel A Cannon

January 8, 1921November 28, 2013

Hazel Augusta (Trammell Wade Parks) Cannon passed away November 28, 2013 in Gillette, Wyoming. Services will be held at 10 am Tuesday December 3, 2013 at Adrian Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth. She was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma, on January 8, 1921. She married Troy Lee Wade in Norman, OK in 1939. They moved to Pueblo in 1942 and both went to work at Colorado State Hospital. Son Jerry was born in June, 1942. During WWII the family lived in California while Troy served in the Navy and Hazel worked in an aircraft factory in Long Beach. Eventually they returned to Pueblo where she went back to work at the State Hospital. While working in the drug treatment program, she received her Associate of Psychiatric Technology degree. Troy died in 1972 and Hazel was on her own. Hazel had always been a care-taker, having quit school in 8th grade to look after a sister, Joyce, who was badly burned. After Troy’s death, Joyce came to live with Hazel until Joyce died from cancer. Then their mother also spent her last years living with Hazel. Many of Hazel’s twelve siblings felt her caring hands as she nursed them during their lives, and all preceded her in death. In 1976 Hazel married Claude Parks. He passed away in 1985 from emphysema, after himself receiving years of caring from Hazel. A friend introduced her to Edgar Cannon, and the two were married in 1987. They split their time between the house in Pueblo and the ranch outside Fowler until Edgar’s passing in 2008. Hazel was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church for many years and enjoyed teaching Sunday School. She also cherished the opportunity to witness to and be a mother figure for patients at the State Hospital. Hazel is survived by her son, Jerry, of Gillette, Wyoming (formerly of Colorado City), three grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. Viewing 5-7 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013 and Funeral Service 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 both held at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences,


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hazel A Cannon

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Leaon & Sarafaye Griswold

December 3, 2013

Jerry and family,
Our hearts are saddened when we learned today of Hazel's homegoing. She has been a dear friend of ours for over 25 years. We spent many happy hours with her and Edgar out "at the ranch". She was an amazing cook but most of all, she loved the Lord with all her heart! What a lady! She will be missed.