Hazel Welch


(Feb. 28, 2004)

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4 at 1 p.m. at the Cowley LDS Chapel for Hazel Tebbs Welch, 95, who died Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Powell Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 21, 1908 in Cowley, daughter of James S. Tebbs and Mary Alice (Meeks) Tebbs. She was a lifelong resident of Cowley and graduated from Big Horn Academy. She also attended the University of Wyoming, Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Northwest College, maintaining her interest in education through correspondence courses.

She married Louis B. Welch, and they lived in the log home built for her in Cowley by her husband. Through the years together they owned and operated Louis B. Welch Construction Company, building many schools, churches and homes throughout Wyoming. He died in 1969.

Survivors include eight children, Alyce Jones of Green Valley, Ariz., Louis J. and Carol Welch of Salt Lake City, Linda Croft of Logan, Utah, Joan and Nick Welch of Las Vegas, Nev., Bobi Jo and Chuck Leonhardt of Cowley, Annette and Larry Lee of Broomfield, N.M., Richard and Joan Welch of Salt Lake City and Cynthia Dill of Las Vegas; 39 grandchildren and 118 great or great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Vivian Robertson of Salt Lake City and a brother-in-law, Charles F. Welch of Cowley.

Burial will be in the Cowley Cemetery.