Hazel Knight


Hazel Knight


Hazel Knight
Hazel Knight

Hazel Knight passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Billings.

Hazel was born the fifth child of J.R. “Jim” and Mabel Sammons in Malta on Jan. 26, 1923. When she was 6, the family moved to Billings, where she grew up, graduating from Billings Senior High in 1940.

She moved to California to work during the war, meeting Earle Knight upon her return to Billings and marrying in 1947. They raised three children, Judy, Jerry and Jim, in Billings. In 1983, Earle and Hazel left Billings for the sun of Arizona and lived in Green Valley for 13 years. In 1996, they moved home to Billings to settle down and enjoy family and old friends.

Hazel was an avid card player, bridge and poker being her favorites. She also loved movies, music and shopping. Hazel spent many happy retirement years enjoying the company of her good friends and family.

Preceding Hazel in death are her parents, siblings and her husband of 54 years, Earle. She is survived by her children, Judy (Dick) Fox, Jim Knight and Jerry Knight; five grandchildren, Alex (Christy) Fox, Amy (Dwayne) Vogel, Brian (Kim) Knight, Kelly (Grant) Todd and Kevin Knight; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Austin and Hannah Vogel, Megan, Emma, Clara and Lauren Fox and Cameron Todd; numerous nieces, nephews; special friend Jerry Huston; Jinny Knight and the wonderful, caring family at Sweetwater Retirement Home, where she had lived for the past six years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary in Billings.


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  1. Judy Kirkland and Jodie Schaff

    Judy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. SharonD'Ambrosia

    just want u to know u are in our prayers. we are thinking of u in this time of sorrow.

    Sharon / Don

  3. dan and jane connelly

    Judy and Dick and Family, So Sorry to hear about Hazel, but she is now with “The Bridgeclub” and “Poker Club” happily outbidding everyone, lauging and winning money, or points, whatever you gamble with in heaven. Missed you at pilates this summer Love The Connellys

  4. Jim and Valorie Kraft

    I so enjoyed Hazel’s company when she was the receptionist for the County Commissioners. She was so witty and charming. I think of her as very graceful and elegant. Our sincere condolences to her family.

  5. Jennie M Bodine

    She was a beautiful lady and as her CNA I was blessed that you shared your Mom with me. She was my sweety and my favorite. My heart goes out to you and yours.

    Love Jennie

  6. Randall & Judy Barthelmess

    To the family of Hazel Knight,
    We all share in your loss and our love goes out to your family. As a receptionist in our office Hazel comforted many people in her special way and will be long remembered for her warmth and kindness. It was a privilege to know her.
    Randall & Judy

  7. We have been researching family and a while ago we discovered that Hazel (my mother’s sister) had passed away. Our remembrances are many and Hazel will always hold a special place in the family.

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