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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Hazel Gatliff

21 August, 192424 January, 2020
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Hazel Haynes Gatliff passed away peacefully on January 24, 2020, she was 95 years old. Hazel was born in Round Mountain, Texas to Clifford and Alberta Haynes on August 21, 1924. Hazel was the oldest of four children and was brought up like she was the oldest son. She could round up cattle, break horses, do plumbing, prepare taxes and change flats. After high school, Hazel moved to San Antonio to attend business school, she then went on to work at Kelly Air Force base during WW2 where she met her future husband. Hazel and Mike Gatliff were married on March 17, 1944 and the next year welcomed their daughter, Patricia. After the war, the Gatliffs moved to Burnet Texas and Hazel worked for the Agricultural Stabilization Service as a secretary for the Burnet County Agrilife Extension office. After retirement, Hazel joined many clubs including the Historical Society of Burnet County, TEEA, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas-Jane Wells Woods Chapter. She also volunteered at Texas Agrilife, The Library Thrift Shop, and at Pen Chat where she wrote letters to soldiers in the war. In 2000, Hazel was named Burnet County Woman of the Year, an honor she was most proud of. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Burnet and also served on the board of the Bluebonnet Preschool. Hazel enjoyed spending time with her family most of all. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A meal was never complete without her delicious "grandma rolls", or her oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a jar of jellybeans was always kept in stock. Her constant example of grace, strength, and kindness will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Hazel is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Mike Gatliff, her parents, Clifford and Alberta Haynes, a sister, Violet Haynes Waters, brother George Haynes and son-in-law Paul Seidensticker. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Pat) Seidensticker of Burnet, one sister Alice Haynes Schnelle of Round Mountain, her grandson Chris Seidensticker and wife Judy of Burnet, her granddaughter Cheryl Williams and husband David of Georgetown. Three great granddaughters, Jessie Sitka and husband James, Emma Aguirre and husband Andrew, and Rachel Williams. One great grandson, Reece Williams, and a great-great grandson, Callen Sitka. Visitation will be held Friday, January 31, from 2-4:00 PM at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet and a private service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Friends of the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E Washington St. Burnet Texas 78611. Also, donations can be made to Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 5, Round Mountain, Texas 78663. Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Seidensticker, Daughter
  • Alice Haynes Schnelle, Sister
  • Chris Seidensticker, Grandson
  • Cheryl Williams, Granddaughter
  • Jesse Sitka, Great Granddaughter
  • Emma Aguirre, Great Granddaughter
  • Rachel Williams, Great Granddaughter
  • Reece Williams, Great Grandson
  • Callen Sitka, Great Great Grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • Friends of the Herman Brown Free Library
  • Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept.

Services

  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Friday, 31 January , 2020

Memories

Hazel Gatliff

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Betty and Alvin Prewitt

28 January 2020

We have good memories of Hazel. She was a very special lady. Each time we would come to Burnet to visit Chris and Judy and the girls, she would come over to see us, bringing something good to eat that she had made. We always enjoyed sitting and talking with her. She was a wonderful person in every way and will be missed.

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Hazel on way to work San Antonio - 1943

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All my love Darling - is yours
Hazel

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Hazel on way to work San Antonio - 1943

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All my love Darling - is yours
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Biography

      Hazel Gatliff was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Hazel will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Hazel was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Hazel leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Hazel Gatliff.