Marcia Jane Hazen-Cheever

Travel, Genealogy, Reading

Marcia Jane Hazen- Cheever of Milford, NH, died October 19, 2016, at age 86 after a brief illness. Family members were with her.

She was born Febru­ary 6, 1930, in Mont Vernon, NH, the daughter of Jessie May (Dearborn) Hazen and Arthur Martin Hazen.

Ms. Cheever at­tended Milford High School and graduated in 1948. She worked in the bank­ing profession for many years; she also was a teacher’s aid.

She lived in New Hampshire for her entire life, but loved to travel throughout the US and abroad, often with fam­ily. She took a cruise to Alaska, where she panned for gold; flew to Ireland, where she researched her family history; and she toured Italy and Germa­ny, and went on multiple cruises.

In 1949, she married Donald Chester Cheever, her brother Alan Hazen’s best friend. The couple lived in their basement while they built their house in Mont Vernon, where they raised their three children.

She was a knitter, cro­cheter, gardener, avid reader, Girl Scout leader, chair caner, had her own quilting business for a few years, loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild, to name a few of her activities.

She was very active in her Golden Years, and served as President of the Milford AARP, President of the Beech Brook As­sociation, volunteer for the American Red Cross, and a member of the Mont Vernon Historical Society. Her passion for history led her to conduct in-depth genealogies to document her own family history.

Her brother, Alan Hazen, and her former hus­band, Donald Cheever, predeceased Marcia.

She is survived by her three children, Brenda Cheever Ford and son-in-law Roger Ford of Frank­lin, NH; Bruce Cheever and daughter-in-law Kar­en Cheever of New Haven, VT; and Nancy Cheever Bryant and son-in-law Ken Bryant of Warren, VT; as well as seven grandchil­dren, Rebecca Cavanagh Burlem and Brandon Bur­lem, Jennifer Cavanagh Sleeper and Nick Sleep­er, Colby Cheever, Cory Cheever and Amanda, Craig Cheever, Tyler Bry­ant, and Cortney Bryant; great-grandchild Daniel Cheever; and niece Sher­ry Hazen of Mont Vernon, NH.

A ceremony celebrating her long life and memo­ries will be held on Sat­urday, November 19, 2016, 11 am at the Mont Vernon Congregational Church, where she was a lifetime member. Bring stories and memories to share.

In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to the Mont Vernon Congregational Church.