Hazel Laverne Buck

January 26, 1934October 4, 2020

Hazel Laverne (Lay) Buck was born January 26, 1934 at Prague, Oklahoma to A.V. and Delsie Lay. Hazel had seven siblings, she is survived by her younger brother James Lay. She entered heavens gates on October 4, 2020. Hazel was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Vernon Buck. Hazel had two children, Tena Garcia (Bob), and Ron Buck (Roxanna), six grandchildren, Erica Rich, Alicia Rich, Chad Rich (Jen), Michael Buck (Kristen), Mitchell Buck (Clarissa), and Matthew Buck (Lisa), thirteen great-grandchildren, Macee Goldman (Travis), Marcus Rivas, Cameron Ceja, Kaitlynn Ceja, Eli Buck, Tori Rich, Mason Buck, JD Rich, Makenzie Buck, Mikayla Buck, Madelynn Buck, Daniel Buck, and John Buck one great-great grandchild, Reagan Goldman. Hazel loved her family very much. She thoroughly enjoyed gathering with them for any occasion. She loved to cook and bake for family, friends, and church socials. She was especially known for her chicken and dumplings, pies, peach cobbler, and chocolate chip cookies. Mom was always concerned about her family and prayed for them continually. Mom had a very close and committed walk with Jesus Christ. She loved her church family, too. She was especially close with best friend Ruth Henrichs. She enjoyed her bible studies and watching Christian ministers on TV. Mom was a special part of our lives and will be greatly missed, but always remembered. Services for Hazel will be at Millers Memorial Chapel at 1120 West Goshen Avenue, in Visalia, CA. Live stream will be available for those who cannot attend. Hazel will be buried at Visalia Public Cemetery District and gravesite service is open to the public with proper facial mask and social distancing. Tributes and condolences may be made at


  • Chad Rich
  • Michael Buck
  • Mitchell Buck
  • Matthew Buck
  • Marcus Rivas
  • Cameron Ceja


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 16, 2020


  • Interment

    Friday, October 16, 2020


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Macee Goldman

October 15, 2020

My memories with my great-grandma were some I will always carry in my heart and I love and miss her very much. She will always be remembered. It’s not a goodbye but a see you later, I will see you in Heaven some day, I love grandma. Love, Macee


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