Elizabeth Edens Hazlewood
March 19, 1924 – July 18, 2020
Elizabeth Ann Edens Hazlewood joined her Lord on July 18, 2020 in Huntsville, Texas. She was known to all her friends as Liz, “Laughing Liz” to her college peers, Mom to her three children, and Gama to her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Liz was born March 9, 1924, in Ft. Worth on a snowy morning (or so she was told!) to Henry Judson Edens and Maggie Belle Milliken. She grew up in Ft. Worth, losing her mother when she was only eight years old. She traveled every summer with her father and his 2 sisters, her beloved Aunt Agnes and Aunt Lettie. They traveled in their Ford throughout America, from Yellowstone Park to Niagara Falls, and all the way south to Mexico City and north to Canada--quite a feat in the 1930’s, and one that ignited a lifelong love of travel in the process. She played the piano, ran track, attended church and Sunday school regularly, and graduated at age 16 as the Valedictorian from Arlington Heights High School.
She then attended TWU initially, before heading to the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi, President of Panhellenic, and even a “UT Girl of the Month.” After graduating in 1944, she remained a lifelong Longhorn, supporting any sport a UT team would play, with a rousing “Hook’em” and ringing her cowbell.
Liz married Milburn Hazlewood, “Pete,” in 1946. Together they had 3 children, living in Orange and Austin before settling in Bellaire in 1956. After teaching preschool for several years in Austin, Liz continued her career as an educator, teaching 2nd grade in the Houston ISD for 28 years at Stevenson Elementary, in Room 8, before retiring in 1988. Following the death of her beloved Pete in 1977, she obtained her Master’s in Education from Houston Baptist University in 1982. Liz was a proud alum of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a member of Houston Teachers Association, Houston Area Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma, and an active congregant of Bellaire United Methodist Church. After her retirement in 1988, she was a frequent volunteer at her church as well as at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Liz also traveled regularly and kept a close-knit group of friends, while continuing to mother her children and dote on their growing families. She loved and was proud of them all. She moved to Huntsville in 2004, to be closer to her daughter, Agnes, and continued her volunteer services as a member of First United Methodist in Huntsville for as long as she was able.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020