Hazel (Harvey) Ellis, 86

Nov 26, 2012

Belfast — Hazel (Harvey) Ellis, 86, passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Belfast. She was born in Belfast on April 20, 1926, to Alice (Harvey) Gustavson.

Hazel enjoyed ministering to others by going to nursing homes and playing her harmonica, handing out church pamphlets. Her church was very important to her. She enjoyed listening to Christian music, taking rides, visiting family and friends. Hazel was a loving, caring woman who loved her family dearly. She carried a family photo album with her to share with everyone she saw.

She was predeceased by her first husband of 49-plus years, Elmer Harvey; an aunt, Maude McAuley, and a grandson, Michael Allen.

Hazel is survived by her husband of 18-plus years, Randy Ellis, of Belfast; her children, Linda Cunningham and husband Donald of Searsmont, Wayne "Sonny" Harvey and wife Joann of Seattle, Keith Harvey and wife Linda of Belfast, Cynthia Potvin and husband Philip of Searsmont, Steven Harvey and wife Joan of Union, Jeff Harvey and wife Joy of Lewiston; a special cousin, Larry McAuley; sisters-in-law Carolyn Rideout and husband Paul, Edith Phillips and husband Lee, Lisa Lear, Sharon Corbett and husband Danny; brothers-in-law Junior Harvey and wife Rena, Tom Harvey and wife Mary; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the nursing staff at the Hospice Unit and to the Rev. Rick Lambert.

Calling hours were held Friday, Nov. 23, at Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Swanville Community Church with the Rev. Rick Lambert officiating. Interment was at Grove Cemetery, Belfast.

Those who wish may make donations in Hazel's memory to Swanville Community Church, Rte. 131 Swanville, ME 04915 or Hospice Unit, Waldo County General Hospital, 118 Northport Ave., P.O. box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.

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