Hallie Irene Wachtel

March 19, 1927July 11, 2018

“For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain” Philippians 1:21

Hallie Wachtel, age 91, passed away on July 11, 2018 in OKC, OK. She was born March 19, 1927 to Eddie and Bertha Roberts in Hominy, OK. In her early years she lived in Hominy and California. After high school she moved to Kansas City to work at the Nazarene Publishing House. While in Kansas City she met and married Rev. Alex Wachtel. Their devoted marriage lasted 47 years until his death in 1999.

Alex and Hallie served as missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in Israel for 24 years. While there she served as a gracious hostess for countless visitors to the Holy Land. She was a loving and joyful presence in the lives of those she encountered. Upon returning to Oklahoma, Hallie worked at Deaconess Hospital in the Human Resources department for 16 years before her retirement.

Hallie is survived by her 3 children, Norm Wachtel and his wife Vickey of Manvel, TX, Jan Hertfelder and her husband Gary of Santa Maria, CA, and Andy Wachtel and his wife Pam of Smithville, TN and 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene in Edmond, OK on Monday, 7/16/18 at 10am.


  • Blake Jackson
  • Jim Wellman
  • Buckley Pearson
  • Carl Breazeale
  • Terry Durr
  • Larry McDaniel


  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 16, 2018

Hallie Irene Wachtel

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Norman Wachtel

November 9, 2018

Sure do miss you Mom - and that is the proper three letter word for a donkey in the crossword

Fred Lewis

July 14, 2018

Hallie and Alex were my parents' next door neighbors, and family friends, for many years. I've heard that good fences make good neighbors. That must have been an exceptionally good fence between the Wachtels and the Lewises. Nice folks, and nice memories. Kind regards to Hallie's family.

Roz Cohn

July 13, 2018

My beautiful Aunt Hallie is a treasure! “Is” and “will be” always in our lives! The beauty of her spirit enriches our existence, as we remember all that she has shared of herself. I shall recall our many conversations over the phone . Aunt Hallie gave me support and encouragement when I needed it the most. I am forever grateful for her presence in my life!!!!

April Wachtel-Lundy

July 13, 2018

Their love was amazing. They shared it with everyone too.