Thursday, December 16, 2021

Cheeta Mae Barnes was born April 17, 1942, in Prairie Grove, Ark., to Denzell and Opal Barnes, big brother “Butch,” and three little sisters, Myrna, Teresa, and Debra.

Cheeta married Clifford Jackson “Jack” Hazard in 1960. They had two children. Survivors include son Clifford Wayne Hazard and his wife Vera, granddaughter Vanessa and her husband; great granddaughter Jessica; great grandson Billy; granddaughter Courtney and her husband; great grandson Bradley; daughter Geri Hazard Borseth and husband Mike; granddaughter Jackie and husband Sean; great grandson CJ and great granddaughter Leiah.

Cheeta loved taking photos, winner of several first-place ribbons over the years. She was a craft nut, she loved to crochet. Anything to keep busy. Her flowers and birds were the highlight of her summer.

Cheeta made an impact on people around her with her sweet smile, soft words and caring disposition. Cheeta was a very determined lady, studying and receiving her GED almost 20 years after high school. She was a drag racer, a school lunch lady, a wardrobe specialist and owned a wedding accessories business with her daughter.

Her faith and family were always her pride and joy.

Services will be at Grace Fellowship in Absaorkee, Mont., on Saturday Dec. 18, 2021, at 11 a.m.