Hazel Shumaker, age 88, of Miles City passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 with her son at her side.
Hazel was born April 15, 1932 in Broadus Montana the daughter of Leon and Olive (Craft) Alderman. She went to Ridge country school and graduated from Powder River High School. Following graduation, she moved to Miles City where she attended nursing school. While in Miles City, she met and married Whitey Rhoads and to this union three children were born: Don, Marge and a baby who passed away at infancy. They worked for the Gilman, Randall and Shumaker ranches before moving into Miles City. Hazel later married Jake Shumaker and continued to make Miles City her home, spending the winters in Arizona.
Hazel in her earlier years loved crocheting, doing yard work, working in her yard and she loved cars.
She is survived by her son Don Rhoads and her daughter Marge Myron both of Miles City; two brothers: Gerald Alderman of Broadus and Donnie Alderman of Loveland, CO; a sister Phyllis Willison of Broadus; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her child in infancy and three brothers and a sister.
Family will receive friends Monday June 1, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Private family burial will be held at the Custer County Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.