Hazel was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 21, 1926 to Porter and Helen Scarborough. She grew up in Gage, Oklahoma with her two brothers, Porter and Leo. She graduated from Gage High School and became a secretary for the Oklahoma Crippled Children Association in Oklahoma City.
In 1946, she met Dave Deal, Jr. in Shattuck, Oklahoma, and they were married on February 9, 1947 in Shattuck. After their honeymoon, they began their life in Perryton, Texas. Three children were added to their family: Yvonne, Johnny and Benny. Hazel began her career as a brownie scout and cub scout leader. She and Dave were involved in their children’s music, scouting, church and school activities. Hazel was a past president of the Jennie Junes Club and many positions in the Christian Women’s Fellowship at the First Christian Church of Perryton. She enjoyed attending Happy Timers each month.
Dave and Hazel retired and enjoyed traveling to many U.S. cities, with trips to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and visiting their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Hazel is survived by one daughter, Yvonne Bedford and husband John, of Ada, Oklahoma; two sons, Johnny Deal and wife Sheila, and Benny Deal and wife Gina, both of Perryton; grandchildren, Laura Short (Stephen) of Odessa, TX ; David Bedford of Oklahoma City; Abby Cobb (Johnny) of Coppell, Texas; Becky Demetro (Cody) of Amarillo; Terra Campbell (Doug) of Amarillo; Tambra Ellerbrook of Perryton; Hannah Deal-Ducas of Lubbock; Chelsea Collum (Josh) of Colcord, OK; Aimee Hodo (Kenny) of Perryton; thirteen great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Jesse, Aubrey, Brooklyn, Grace, Charlotte, Madison, Johnny Mac, Kylee, Kinsley, Caulin, Teagan and Basil; two sisters-in-law; one brother, Leo Scarborough of Springfield, Illinois; five nieces and three nephews.
Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dave, brother Porter Scarborough and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, a niece and a nephew.
Services will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at First Christian Church in Perryton at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Dan Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.