Hazel Lee Robbs Vermillion

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hazel Lee Robbs Vermillion was born in Prescott, Ariz., to James Freddie Robbs and Naoma Wilkins Robbs on Dec. 15, 1929. She was the second child of six born to her parents and two more half-sisters followed in later years.

She lost two brothers as infants and her other three brothers, Marion, Jerry, and Glen, all preceded her in death. Sisters surviving are Naoma Michael of Tucson, Ariz., and Freddy Goins of Globe, Ariz.

She met the love of her life, James Roy Vermillion, in Lordsburg, N.M. They had four children, Naoma Lynn (Hudson) of Grain Valley, Mo., James Richard of Tucson, Ariz., Roy Lewis (deceased), and Lee Ann (Freeze) of Lehi, Utah. She was preceded in death by her son, Lewis and his wife, Susan, in 1980. She lost her eternal companion in 2011, also to Alzheimer's disease. A grandson, Adam Lewis Vermillion, also preceded her in death in 2010. She is survived by six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A brief visitation will be held in Missouri on Monday, Dec. 23.