Hazel was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Greenville, Utah to George L. and Eudora V. Higgins Barton; she was the oldest of five children.
She married William Rowland (Bill) Yardley on Nov. 11, 1935 in Beaver, Utah; their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.
She grew up and attended elementary school in Greenville, Utah and high school in Beaver. She was very smart and could solve the hardest homework problems for her siblings, kids and grandkids, and could add any six-digit numbers in her head.
Bill and Hazel made their home in Beaver, Utah where they raised their family and ran their family ranch. One would never see Bill working without Hazel by his side working together; they cut hay, changed water, milked, vaccinated and branded cows, and rode on the range.
Hazel loved to garden, she raised a beautiful garden every year and her yard was immaculate with an array of beautiful roses and flowers. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She made the best pies, which were often a fought over at Thanksgiving dinner.
Hazel was a talented seamstress. She loved making her children’s clothes. She made Christmas and Easter dresses for her granddaughters, beautiful quilts, and there wasn’t a pair of overalls she couldn’t mend.
Hazel was an active member in the LDS church and held many callings in her life. She was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor, and friend. She was respectful, kind, hardworking, faithful, honest, dependable, and considerate.
She is survived by her sons, William Cliff (Nancy) Yardley of Mesa, Ariz. and Rowland Barton (Linda) Yardley of Beaver; 13 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Yardley; her daughters, Beth Yardley and Eudora Jean Yardley Carter; her brothers, Byron and Bruce Barton; sisters, Ila Barton Murdock and Beverly Barton Scott; and great-grandson Clayton Tripp.
Funeral services were Friday, June 29 at the Beaver 1st Ward, 50 N. 100 East, Beaver, Utah. A viewing was prior to services at the church. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Roger Smith and The Beaver Long Term Care for all of their love and care given to Hazel.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swindlehurst Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.swindlehursthome.com.