Hazel V. McLeod Zakariasen died Nov. 8, 2003 at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa. She was born Sept. 1, 1914 in Mitchell, S.D.
Mrs. Zakariasen and her husband, Russell, owned the Payson Golf Course from 1975 to 1978, moving to Mesa when they left the Rim country.
The Zakariasens were married for 62 years and had seven children. Mrs. Zakariasen was named "Mother of the Year" in Minnesota in the early 1950s.
She is survived by her husband, Russell; daughters, Kay, Mary and Emmilee; sons, Russell Jr., David and Andrew.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 6063 E. Arbor Ave., Building C, Mesa, AZ 85206.