When it came to passionate, tenacious and intelligent activism, Hazel Fobes didn’t just set the bar: She was the bar. She was factual, fair and reasoned. Her tireless presence at meetings and community gatherings always juiced up and elevated the dialogue. She offered up opinions, ideas and solutions and had a way of being very politely in your face while remaining your friend or friendly constituent.
Hazel was, with her darling Jack, global and local, leaving a legacy with positive impact and lasting inspiration. She was a teacher and a friend. She was the one and only Hazel Fobes.
— Leni Sitnick