Hazel P. Backes, 92, of Medford, Ore., passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012. She was born June 21, 1919, in Centralia, Wash., to George and Irene (Fresch) Backes.

Hazel married Bill Backes, and he preceded her in death in 1990. She enjoyed gardening, growing roses, and music, especially Elvis Presley.

Hazel is survived by three sons, Richard A., George, and James Backes; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and two daughters, Wilma I. Backes, and Judy Mae Oliver.

A private family interment will be in Memory Gardens Memorial Park. Memory Gardens Memorial Park and Mortuary is in care of arrangements.

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