Hazel Grace Wilks

November 12, 1926February 21, 2014

Wilks, Hazel G. (Age 87)

Hazel Grace Thompson Wilks was born and raised on Pleasant Prairie. She graduated from West Valley High School and Kelsey Baird Business College. Hazel worked for F.W. Woolworth during high school and during WW11 she was employed by the government at the office of Blister Rust as a payroll secretary and a printers assistant. After his return from the war in 1946 she married her high school sweetheart, George Raymond Wilks, and moved to the Spokane Valley. They later moved to Elk, WA in 1953 and then in 1960 moved to a dairy farm in Chattaroy. Hazel was an active member of the Chattaroy Community Church and a member of the Red Hat Society in Spokane. She loved to garden, sing, play the harmonica, quilt, attend bible studies, pick huckleberries, and be with her family and friends. Hazel is survived by her son Floyd (Sharon) of Moses Lake, WA and daughter Janet (Lew) Tomlinson of Spokane, WA, along with nine grandchildren and their spouses, seventeen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister Bessie Moreland now living in Indiana, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Lillie Thompson, two brothers Ben Thompson and Bill Stodleman, her sister Thelma Harder, her oldest son George, and her beloved husband Ray who went to be with the Lord in 1999. Hazel (age 87) was born Nov. 12th, 1926 and went into the arms of the Lord on Feb. 21st, 2014. A celebration of the life of Hazel Wilks will be held Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014 at 2:00pm at Chattaroy Community Church, Chattaroy, WA, Rev. Floyd Wilks officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Chattaroy Cemetery. Viewing will be available at Ball and Dodd North from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Feb. 27th, 2014. The family would like to thank the staff and residents at Rockwood at Hawthorne for making Hazel’s stay there so amazing. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hazel Grace Wilks

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February 28, 2014

Dear family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful strong Mother, grandmother and GG . We will always remember her kindness and making herself welcome in our home when Janelle and Jason got married. Felt like I had my grandmother in our home. May God surround you with love and peace. We love you Norma and Bob