Hazel Swan Dickson

Honored by:Keith E. and Miriam Dickson
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Born September 25, 1892 Hazel Swan Dickson was born in a log cabin and raised on a farm near Osage, Iowa. She graduated from Osage High School. Afterwards she taught in one room rural school houses in the Osage vicinity for more than 25 years. While living in Osage she was a charter member of the WaTanYe and served as president.

 She moved to Ames in 1939 so her two sons Dean W. Dickson (ISU '43) and Keith E. Dickson (ISU '43) could attend Iowa State University. She operated a rooming house in her home at 503 Stanton Ave. and taught bridge lessons in her home and at the Memorial Union. She often had foreign students live in her home and kept up a correspondence with them for many years afterwards.

 She was active in the United Church of Christ - Congregational and Eastern Star in Osage and Ames and in the Ames Women's Club. In 1973, she moved to Northcrest Retirement Community in Ames where she lived urrtil her death in 1983. She was an optimist cheerful and loved to play bridge. She was always active and interested in politics and worked at being a good citizen.