Hazel Ivy Carlyon

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died June 24th, 2019

Hazel I. Carlyon, 94, of Escanaba, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Christian Park Village, Escanaba, MI.

She was born on March 14, 1925 in Ishpeming, MI, daughter of the late Francis and Maude Richards.  Hazel graduated from Ishpeming High School, class of 1943 and also received her UP Beauty Academics Diploma from the Marquette School of Cosmetology in 1946.

Hazel enjoyed singing, baking, knitting, collecting antiques and caring for her family.

She was an Order of the Eastern Star member and was raised in the Wesley United Methodist Church of Ishpeming.  More recently, Hazel has been a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Bark River where she has received her pastoral care.

In 1944 Hazel married Dr. C James Carlyon and raised their five surviving children, Dennis (Peggy) Carlyon, Larry Carlyon, Bruce (Martha) Carlyon, Dean (Carol Jacobson) Carlyon and Marsha (Don) Nurmela; 10 grandchildren, Jimmer Carlyon, Laura (Kevin) Brouilette, Jason Carlyon, Kristina (Adam Cole) Carlyon, Emily (Cory) Kuchenberg, Sara (Matt) Bertucci, Bradley Nurmela, Allison (Jeff) Rae, Brenda (Jacob) Husing and Blake (Amber) Carlyon; fourteen great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marion and four brothers and sisters-in-law George (Virginia), Tomas (Martha), Robert (Charlotte), Jack (Annabelle).

Visitation will be on Friday, June 28th from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba.  The funeral service will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home with Pastor Hans Tolpingrud officiating.

Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ishpeming Carnegie Library, 317 N. Main St., Ishpeming, MI 49849.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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5 Tributes to “Hazel Ivy Carlyon”

  1. Dear Carlyon crew,
    Aunt Hazel was a caring sweet person whom I have fond memories of on Vine street. I have a wonderful picture
    of her at our wedding on 6/25/66 at Stephenson with that puzzled look of hers. Good memories of Camp DeLa
    BruDeMar! Wish I could see you all,but can not make it. Thoughts and prayers.
    Love-Kay & Doug Trebilcock-Midland/Bay View

  2. Dear Carlyon family:

    My deepest condolences on your mother’s passing. I will always remember her beautiful smile, and her great cooking.

  3. To the Carlyon Family:
    Hazel and Jimmy were my Godparents when I was baptized in Ishpeming. They and my late parents, Paul and Marjorie Lemin, were friends for many years. My condolences to the family.

  4. I have fond memories of Hazel in Ishpemiing and on various occasions
    as a member of Hematite Chapter #109 Order of the Eastern Star inIshpeming and now a member of Negaunee Chapter #100. I send condolances to Hazel’s family on behalf of the Order of the Eastern Star.

  5. Hazel was a wonderful woman. She made me smile with her words of wisdom and advice she loved to give. I will miss her alot. Prayers and Thoughts go to her family. RIP Hazel. <3

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