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Hazina Pols Weeda
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Hazina Pols Weeda was born on December 31, 1921 in the City of Rozenburg in The Netherlands. She passed into her Savior’s loving arms on November 15, 2014 at the age of 92 years. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood of swimming in the ocean, playing on the sand dunes, ice skating, gymnastics and going to school, which she loved. She was 20 years old when she met her future husband, Arie Weeda. Their courtship lasted seven years due to the fact that World War II was occurring at the same time. They married on December 29, 1949 and resided in Rozenburg. They had their first son, Jacob in the Netherlands in 1950 and three months later they immigrated to the United States. They settled in Bellflower, California. Their second son, Bill was born a year later, and daughter Elly six years after that. During this time in southern California the young couple worked hard and saved their money to be able to purchase a dairy. Their dream came true in 1958 and they relocated to Escalon, California where she lived the rest of her life. She was an astute businesswoman who did all the bookkeeping for the dairy herself. When her husband passed away in 2001, her oldest son became her business partner until his death in 2005. She continued to run the dairy with her daughter-in-law until selling it in 2009.

Hazina was a member of the Escalon Christian Reformed Church since 1958. She belonged to the Sojourners group there and loved to play games with the senior group as well. She helped serve with the Vacation Bible School for many years. She also served lunches to senior citizens at the Escalon Community Center, many of whom were younger than her. 

Hazina was a very special woman whose generosity and compassion touched many people’s lives. Her family and extended family were the main recipients of this unique and all-encompassing love, but many other acquaintances and even complete strangers were blessed by her as well. She gave donations to many charitable organizations and other affiliations throughout her life.

She was a woman who loved to entertain and serve her friends and family in her home. There were many meals and desserts served to countless visitors. She enjoyed treating everyone to the best of everything. She was a voracious reader throughout her life and her other hobbies included knitting, crocheting, aerobics, swimming and gardening. She remained active until health issues began slowing her down physically 5 years ago. Her mind remained sharp to the end.

Hazina was preceded in death by her parents, Willem and Pieterje Pols, her brothers, Arie and Cornelius Pols, her husband Arie Weeda, and her son Jake Weeda. She is survived by her brother Nico (Annie) Pols of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, her daughter-in-law Mary of Escalon, her son Bill (Patty) of Stanwood, Washington, and her daughter Elly (Mike) Rampoldi, of Ripon. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Angela (Rick) Smith of Oakdale, Jacob Weeda of Escalon, Ashleigh Weeda of Ripon, Michael Weeda (Ellen) of Florida, Rachael (Toby) Price, Daniel Weeda, Sean Weeda and Kenneth Weeda all of Washington, Lacee (Mike) King of Modesto and Shelby (Garrett) Lucchesi of Toluca Lake. She also leaves her beloved great grandchildren Katlyn and Haley Smith of Oakdale, Lucas and Ryker Weeda of Florida, Xavier, Emett, Linus, Maverick and Ford Price, Ava Weeda and Melody Weeda of Washington and Lila and Maxwell King of Modesto, her step-grandchildren Alycia Buchholz and sons, Colton and Blake, and Greg Buchholz and sons, Gabriel and Evans of Washington. She also leaves behind six beloved sisters-in-law Adriana Weeda of Ontario, California, Lyn Weeda of Ripon, Esther Ryken of Oakdale, Ank Weeda, Aartje Pols and Annie Pols of the Netherlands. She also leaves Toet (Leo) Vander Want of the Netherlands. Toet was a young girl who came to live with Hazina’s family during World War II whom she considered a sister for the rest of her life. There are also countless nephews and nieces in America, Australia and the Netherlands who will miss her dearly. 

A  visitation was held on Sunday, November 23 from 12:00- 3:00 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. Interment was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 24 at Burwood Cemetery, with a memorial service to follow at the Escalon Christian Reformed Church at 11:00 a.m.

Remembrances may be made to the Escalon Ambulance or Bethany Home in Ripon, California.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Nov. 26, 2014