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Saturday, July 18, 2020
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Hazel Elvira Badger, 73, loving mom, sister, aunt and grandma, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020, at North Idaho Hospice Schneidmiller House, surrounded by her children.
Hazel Elvira Badger (Porter) was born June 16, 1946, to Vera Porter (Rowe) and Clarence Porter. Weighing in at 3 pounds, her brother fondly remembers carrying her around in a shoebox. While she may have started small, she had the soul of a free spirit and loved to travel and visit family and friends.
She was raised most of her young life in the Silver Valley, where she competed in barrel racing and was a part of the Silver Valley Riders Club.
Marriage moved her to the Coeur d’Alene area, beginning her many adventures of traveling in the station wagon, mostly Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Hazel finally settled down with her last and final marriage to the love of her life, Clarence “Jimbo” Badger. They spent many years in the Soap Lake, Wash., area, with Mom cooking in many restaurants: EZ-Eatin, Lois’s Kitchen, Ephrata House and the Turf. She moved into retail later in life, always enjoying a job where she could visit with people.
Finally, life came full circle and she moved back to the Post Falls area to be near her children and grandchildren, where she continued to work in retail sales until a stroke forced her into an early retirement.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Vera Hatcher and Clarence Porter; husband, Clarence Badger; daughter, Tabitha and brother, Harold Marrs. She was survived by her beloved brothers Richard Porter and Sherman Marrs; her daughters, Zelda Nosler, Tamara Lewis, JoAnn Frame and Vera Gress; her sons, JayDee Peters, Clarence “Rick” Garman and James Badger; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, adopted family and friends.
Hazel’s memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday July 18, 2020, at English Funeral Chapel, 1700 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, Idaho. The service will be followed by a potluck. Any questions, please contact the family.
In closing, “Mom, you are now free to ride horses, shoot pool, drink tequila, dance, travel and visit all your friends and family. We already miss you and will always love you.” — Your children