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Hazel Emery

September 4, 2018

Hazel Emery, 91, of Baker City, died on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Boise, Idaho.  A Celebration of Hazel's Life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00 p.m. at the VFW Memorial Club in Baker City.  Continued celebration and dancing to Frank Carlson from 5 to 9. Interment will be held the following day, 2:00 p.m. (m.s.t.) Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, Idaho.  

Hazel Wanida Emery was born on April 20, 1927 to Chris and Olga Fenton. She was raised in Emmett, Idaho. She met James Howard in Boise, Idaho and married in 1950. They had two children, Sherry and Darell, and divorced in 1953. She married Jerold Lovell in 1955, had two children Danny and Melva, and later divorced. In 1971 she married James Emery Sr. and they spent many wonderful years together at the South Slope house in Emmett. She received her GED in Boise in 1976.

She joined the VFW in 1972 in Emmett, Idaho and became a life member of the Baker City VFW. Her favorite color was red, favorite flowers were roses, favorite season was summer, favorite poem was "Miss me but let me go", favorite saying was an expletive starting with "S" !", and her special pets were her poodles Tammy and Tinker.

During her life she lived mostly in Emmett or Horseshoe Bend in Idaho; and Imnaha and Baker City in Oregon. She worked mainly as a cook in Emmett, Idaho. She enjoyed dancing and snowmobiling. 

Memorable times in her life were camping in Idaho with her sister, brother-in-law & husband.

Hazel would like to be remembered for being a three-time cancer survivor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Emery Sr.; children Danny Lovell and Melva Butler; step-daughter Linda Bray; brother Delbert Fenton.

Hazel is survived by her children Sherry Given and Darell Howard of Baker City; son-in-law Ryan Butler of Baker City; step-son James Emery Jr. of Alaska; step-daughters Julia Dykema and Kathy Brown of Idaho; sisters Irene Harden of Salem, Oregon, and Flora Barnowski of Boise; 9 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Those who would like to make a donation in memory of Hazel may do so to the VFW through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at

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