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Solvang’s most outspoken person and animal rights activist Hazel Mortensen passes away.


Hazel Mortensen, 85, Solvang resident died on Saturday following a long spell of hearth illness.

She was an English bride who moved to Solvang with her Danish husband almost 60 years ago. Hazel Mortensen met her Danish origin American husband while serving for the US army in England.

Hazel Mortensen was very well known as an animal and citizen rights activist in Solvang.

Solvang City Council will present and a proclamation to honor Hazel Mortensen for her dedicated work for making solvang a better place and being a good and active citizen.

She is gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

Solvang Journal