Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Percy “Nels” Hazel Memorial
Percy “Nels” Hazel Memorial

Percy “Nels” Hazel

Percy “Nels” Hazel

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Percy Nelson “Nels” Hazel III, age 82, passed away August 6, 2020 in Fort Pierce, Florida.  He was born July 14, 1938 in Hawthorne, California to Percy Hazel, Jr and Mary “Lucille” (Robertson) Hazel.

Percy “Nels” married Linda VanLiew December 3, 1960 in Bellingham.  They lived in Seattle, moving to Sedro-Woolley from 1963 to 1972 and to Birdsview for 20 years, then back to Bellingham in the early 1990’s.

He served in the US Air Force Reserves, and worked at Skagit Bendix, as a mechanical designer/draftsman, designing logging towers.  He started and ran his own business, Right Angle Design.  He also worked at Christianson’s, formerly Veco, before working and retiring at Golden Harvest.  He enjoyed car shows, drag races, his dog Boozer, thrift stores, auctions, flea markets and garage sales, NASCAR and Fox Body Mustangs.

Nels is survived by his sons, Steven (Judy) Hazel and Dan (Sheila) Hazel; nine grandchildren, Jillian, Monica, Caleb, Audrey, Lydia, Jacob, Dakota, William and Morgan; six great grandchildren; loving girlfriend, Sandy Thomas, of Vero Beach FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Percy Nelson Hazel, IV; wife, Linda Hazel; sister, June Hazel.

A Graveside Inurnment will be held at 1:00, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Forest Park Cemetery, Concrete, WA, Pastor Dax Swanson presiding, if attending, please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.  The Service will be live streamed via YouTube at https://iframe.dacast.com/b/180317/c/563247  Share your memories of Nels and sign the online guest register.


  • Charlene griffin

    Percy’s smile and positive ways will be missed. Rest In Peace Percy. Our heartfelt regards to the family.
    Mike and Charlene Griffin

  • Ed Mangold

    I worked with Percy for many, many years. I admired him in that he always had a smile and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. I will miss you, friend. My condolences to his family and his special friend, Sandy Thomas.

  • Rick & Vicki Engholm

    Will always remember Percy and his car stories, he was one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it came to the old muscle cars. I worked with Percy at Skagit Steel for over 20 years. To his family we send our thoughts and prayers, he was a special guy.

  • Nitin Vasavada

    Percy worked for me at Skagit and I was impressed with his friendship.

  • Carolyn Vinyard

    One of the nicest men I have ever worked with or known – Percy always had a smile and a willingness to help and encourage others. He had a wonderful way with words – a colorful talker – I enjoyed his stories. I admired how he always saved a seat for his “best girl” Linda at co-worker gatherings. RIP Percy.