Winola “Winnie” Akers Hazard, 91, passed away on March 10, 2018, in Paso Robles.
Born in Breckenridge, Texas on Oct. 27, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Edith and Jack Akers. Winola moved with her family to California in 1930. In 1933 her father went to work for William Randolph Hearst in Lockwood. In 1940 her family moved to Pozo, where her father became the foreman for the J.F. Goodwin ranch, where she met her future husband John C. Hazard. They were married in 1944 in Paso Robles. After WWII they lived in San Luis Obispo, while her husband was a student at Cal Poly. In 1948 they moved to Santa Maria, where Winnie was involved with the Minerva Club. In 1954 they moved to Stockton, where she was involved with the Dameron Hospital Auxiliary, Stockton Children’s Home, Haggin Museum, and SJ County Mental Health Assoc. She loved to play bridge, dominos, and snow ski. After her husband died in 1993 she moved to Paso Robles.
She was preceded in death by her husband John C. Hazard, her son John Nixon Hazard, and her brother Jackie Akers of Durango, Colo. She is survived by her sisters; Lodene Gracia of Napa, and Gerry Stinchfield of Paso Robles; sons James Hazard of Paso Robles and Edward Hazard of Bakersfield; Grandchildren Anne (Nate) Marquart, and John Nixon (Natalie) Hazard, both of Paso Robles, Adam (Tianna) Hazard of El Sobrante, Laurel Hazard (Matt) Klotz of Newcastle, Okla., Ross Hazard of Seattle, Wash., and Nathan Hazard of Paso Robles, and seven great grandchildren.
Celebrations of her life will be held in both Templeton and Stockton.
The first celebration will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 295 Old Country Rd., Templeton, CA 93465. Reception to follow.
The second celebration will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. Anne, 1020 Lincoln Rd., Stockton, CA 95207. Reception to follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Drive, Suite D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 and/or to Children’s Home of Stockton, 430 N. Pilgrim St., Stockton, CA 95205