Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Hazel  Huff Memorial
Hazel  Huff Memorial

Hazel Huff

Hazel Huff

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Hazel Ellen Huff, 85, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away unexpectedly in her home, that was loved by all, on April 7, 2019.

Hazel was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 8, 1934 to Forest and Clela (Gillis) Terwillegar.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley.

Everyone knows that Hazel was given a set of wings large enough to hold and comfort everyone that had passed before her.

Hazel didn’t have hobbies, people were her hobby; she didn’t hold titles, she held hearts; she didn’t give educated advice, she gave advice from living life; she didn’t need trophies, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her trophies.

If you knew Hazel, you loved her. Her door was always open and the coffee always on.

Hazel waited on people in her home and at her work at the Iron Skillet, she retired from the Iron Skillet at the age of 78.

Hazel is survived by her children, Debra Hoover of Sedro-Woolley, Diane Harris and husband Richard of Burlington, Darla Torset of Sedro-Woolley, Dean Knight and wife Dawn of Lyman, Dennis Huff and wife Cathy of Anacortes and step-son, Greg Huff and wife Marla of Yakima; brother, William ‘Bill’ Terwillegar and wife Valerie; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews that she considered her kids, and so many special friends and neighbors.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest & Clela; brothers, Forest and Ernest Terwillegar; sisters, Lois Hillstead, Lila Terwillegar and Pearl Elder; former spouses, Carl Knight and Chet Huff and friend John Rowland.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery followed by a fellowship gathering at Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley.  Memorials in honor of Hazel are suggested to North Puget Cancer Care, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA  98284.  Arrangements are under direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Hazel and sign the online guest register.


  • Debbie M Stafford

    To Hazel’s children Debra, Diane, Darla, Dean, Dennis and Greg, I’m deeply sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Hazel was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. To Bill Terwillegar I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. In my prayers and thoughts. God bless you all

  • Eileen & Ken Robinson

    Kenny & I were so saddened to hear of Hazel’s passing. I didn’t know her well but she still always treated me as family when we met. In reading her tribute above I couldn’t think of more appropriate words to define her beautiful life. Whoever wrote it did a wonderful job. My heart has been breaking for the family as her loss is huge. Diane and Pam, both sisters of my heart, have especially been in my thoughts and prayers. Losing Hazel, someone who has invested her life in family and friends, has left an empty spot in so many hearts and lives, but you will never lose all she has done or been to you all. Those things go on and are the legacy of her beautiful life.

  • Mandy Nelson (Burnett)

    To Hazel’s extended, very large family. I am so sorry for your loss of Hazel. I worked with her a couple of times over the years at the Iron Skillet with Reba and Reba’s Mom. Of course knowing all her kids and being a great friend of John Rowland’s kids, I stopped by her house many times. You have done a beautiful job capturing her spirit in her obituary. She was a really special person. Peace be with you.

  • Mary Lou Cabe

    Hazel will always be in your heart as well as mine. We take loved ones for granted and assume they will be with us forever. She always had the biggest heart of all. Even though I didn’t spend as much time with her as I should have. She made me feel welcome when I did stop by. Hugs to her children and family members. Please know I will be thinking of you during this very difficult time.

  • Tonya Whitlock

    Our dear sweet Hazel will be deeply missed. She left her legacy of life which will never be forgotten. This was a real lady full of kindness and love for everyone. There was never a time that I would see her that she didn’t have a smile and a hug. Her cup was never half empty it was always half full. She brought great friendship to me and my family and I feel very blessed to have had her in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you for sharing such an admirable lady with so many. To a life well lived!

  • Jim and Pam Robinson

    With Heavy, heavy hearts and tears we write this note.

    Auntie Hazel was not only our aunt she was our best friend and also our second Mother. Never asking for anything, But her home made pie might be in the deal.
    She was one of the most special ladies of the whole world.
    She will be so Greatly missed. R.I.P. Beautiful Woman

    With all our Love and Condolences to her whole Family
    Pam an Jim

  • Lisa,Steve and Logan Sorby

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of this amazing angel. We were privileged to have had God bring her into our lives and enjoyed many years of love laughter and friendship with her whole family. She would do whatever you needed to help, she was a remarkable woman, who gave everything of herself to others, no matter what. I came to love her as “my other mother” I would often tell her so.
    Hazel held special a place in our hearts, she will truly be missed. Here is a poem I want to share with my Dearest other mother Hazel and Family~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~*~*~*~*Legacy of Love, ~*~*~*~*
    A Wife, a Mother, a Grandma too, This is the legacy we have for you.
    You taught us love and how to fight, You gave us strength, and gave us might.
    A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart you were always kind. You fought for us in one way or another, not just a wife, not just a mother.
    For all of us you gave your best, now the time has come for you to rest. So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep~*~*~*~*
    You will always be remembered Hazel and forever be held in our hearts with love, as you start your newest journey in heaven.

  • Reba sines

    Rest In Peace my good friend,I am so thankful that we went to breakfast and a little ride down memory lane.You are a dear friend and I love you.And you are a real lady right up there with My Mom .I will cherish all the good times and trips we have done over the years together,and working together.I will miss you and the occasional cup of coffee.Untill we meet again just know I love you and miss you already. Reba

  • Sylvia and Jim Ammons

    Our sincerest condolences to the family of Hazel Huff, including Debbie, Dean and Dawn, also Ernest Terwillegar. May you have fond memories to sustain you.