Hazel Loreta Wilbanks, Buckner, Springer, Biwer, was born in Lubbock, Texas on February 4, 1922. She passed away at Shepherd's Gate on September 13, 2021, in Yakima, Washington. At 17 years of age, she moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon to help take care of her brother's wife and children. During this time, she met and married our father, George W. Buckner. Reta Doloris and Sandra Diane were born from this union. Mother was a wonderful cook and seamstress, making many clothes for her daughters, even an Easter suite one year. Mother was a Brownie Leader and involved in our grade school years. When Mother became a grandmother, she went to Beauty School and became a beautician. She was the only student from her class that passed the Oregon State Board the first time she took it! She owned and operated a Beauty Shop on East Main Street in Klamath Falls. When she married Herman Biwer, she sold her shop and enjoyed taking care of her beautiful flowers and home. She always enjoyed having family and friends for dinner. Mother came to Yakima at age 96 because of health issues. She followed Billy Graham on television and had many of his books. Mother is survived by her daughter; Reta and Larry Lizotte, grandsons; Todd and Michelle Beauchene, Timothy and Jennifer Beauchene, all of Yakima, Washington, five Great-Grandchildren, five Great-Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents; Agnes and William Wilbanks and ten siblings; Faber, Kermit, Arbutis, Ober, Ruth, Hubert, Moreen, Roy, Bailey and Marcie, as well as daughters; Vivian and Sandra and all three of her husbands. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com .
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