Hazel M. Bender, 86

July 14, 2011

OCT. 17, 1924-JULY 13, 2011

Hazel M. Bender, 86, of Crawford Avenue in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Hillhaven Healthcare in Adelphi, Md.

Born Oct. 17, 1924, in Tripoli, Wis., she was the daughter of the late John and Fern (Carpenter) Larson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Uriah Schmidt.

She was a graduate of Bethel Academy.

She was employed as an executive assistant by the federal government.

She attended Ringgold Church of Christ.

She is survived by sons, Randy Schmidt and wife, Jo Ann, of Blue Ridge Summit, and Dennis Couch of Nanjemoy, Md.; brother, Ralph Larson of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Wright; son, Ricky Schmidt, and brother, Carl Larson.

There will be no viewing.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md., with Pastor Don Conley officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md.

The family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Maryland, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.

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