Stephen "Steve" Hazelton

Steve Hazelton, born in Middleton, Ohio on September 28, 1938, rode off into the sunset on October 4, 2013 following a brave battle with Leukemia. Steve married the love of his life, Maxine "Mackie" Hazelton in Trenton, Ohio in 1961 and they moved to Tucson, where they lived from 1961- 2002. Together they retired to Deming, NM from 2002 to 2013 where they made many new friends and were active in performance, barrel racing and gymkhanas. Steve loved to train and compete on his Quarter Horses in barrel racing and gymkhanas, including two trips to the NBHA finals in Georgia. He owned Amphi Plaza Barbershop where he worked from 1961 until his retirement in 2001. He was a devoted Catholic. Steve loved hiking the Grand Canyon, white water rafting down the Colorado river and riding the mules to the bottom of the canyon. But more than anything else, Steve loved his family and was happiest when he could combine his love of riding with spending time with his family, which he often did. Steve is survived by his wife, Mackie; his daughter, Pamela Hazelton Rohr (husband Jerry, children Katherine and Thomas) and his son, Matthew Malcolm Hazelton (wife Yvonne, children Casey, Lee and Josh); his brothers, Jim (Sandy) and John (Sue) and sister, Jean Soule and sisters-in-law, Sandy Hazelton (Jim), Mary Carnazza (Angelo), Marcia Brown (Bill) and Bunny Roberts (Rick). Steve was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Elizabeth Hazelton and brother-in-law, Robert Soule. Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson.