Hazel Ella Handeland Pendley, 86, of Chattanooga, TN died on March 14, 2006.
She was one of twelve children and was born in Lansford, North Dakota April 10, 1919 to parents, Alma Anna Weise and Theo B Handeland. Her mother was German and her father was Norwegian. Theirs was a North Dakota farm family. Hazel was a homemaker, loving mother, and grandmother who enjoyed being with her family and encouraging her grandchildren.
She attended Minot State Teacher's College. During World War II, she assisted the war effort as an electrician's mate in the Portland shipyards and also as a Red Cross canteen worker in Portland, Oregon where she met her future husband, Ralph. She also worked as a substitute teacher and caterer.
In her later years, she was the receptionist for Dr. David Isbell, DDS.
Hazel played the harmonica and violin with her family growing up, loved to square dance, liked to sing and garden, and enjoyed making lefse with her grandchildren. She attended Unity of Chattanooga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jerry Pendley, sister, Helen Helming, and brother, Melvin Handeland.
She is survived by her sons, Dale Jerry Pendley and wife Rita of Oak Ridge, TN and Steven Craig Pendley and wife, Linda of Southaven, MS; sisters, Doris Huddleston of Astoria, OR, Elvira Anderson of Glenburn, ND, Erma Vlach of Cadiz, KY, Marion Rice of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Gladys Abernathy of Lansford, ND; brothers, Lyle Handeland of Lansford, ND, Teddy Handeland of Minot, ND, Larry Handeland of Minot, ND, and Donald Handeland of Casper, WY; grandchildren, Amy of Southaven, Carrie, Daniel and Joseph of Oak Ridge; special friends, Elaine Searcy, Clyde and Lucille Stephenson, and TC and Mabel Faires.
The funeral service will be held at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist on Monday, at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Doug Werth officiating. The graveside service will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The family appreciates any remembrances of flowers and is also honored by donations in Hazel's memory to a favorite charity or to Silent Unity, 1901 Northwest Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065.
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