Hazel (Hartzell) Soliday

May 13, 1917 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 103)


Mrs. Hazel Soliday, 103 of Elon, passed away peacefully at the Homeplace in Burlington on Tuesday, October 6th.  Born in Sioux City, Iowa, she was predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Gladys Hartsell, her husband Chaplain Col. Wayne E. Soliday, her son Wayne A. Soliday and her two sisters, Ester Milas and Eileen Stannard.


 Hazel attended Philadelphia Bible College and then married to become the perfect partner to her husband in the military and in ministry.  They lived in many different countries, served many churches and then traveled extensively after their retirement to Sun City in Phoenix, Arizona. Her greatest joy came from teaching small children about the Bible and by supporting many missions and charities to further the cause of Christ.  She was steadfastly faithful.


Hazel is survived by her daughter, Beverlea Soliday Ertlshshweiger and her husband John of Southport, NC; son, Keith A. Soliday and his wife Joanne of Elon; daughter-in-law, Carole C. Soliday; 8 grandchildren;  16 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a very special cousin, Ellie.


The family is extremely grateful to Bonnie Thompson, Chelsea, Brian and the amazing dedicated staff at The Homeplace in Burlington. 


Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be no services in Burlington.  The family will gather at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date to celebrate her life. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions Fund at St. Mark’s Church, 1230 St. Mark’s Church Road in Burlington, which was Hazel’s church for the 20 years she was in NC.

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