April 20, 1923 – April 20, 2021
Hazel Hollien of Plano, TX, passed away on April 20, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. Hazel was born on April 20, 1923 to Richard and Lillie Holtz in Burleigh Texas and grew up in a large farming family. She married E.F. Hollien, Jr. in 1945, beginning their long life together in the Spring Branch area of Houston. She worked in the Spring Branch Independent School District for over 30 years in food service. They were active members of Terrace United Methodist Church.
Hazel enjoyed traveling to Texas School Food Service Association conventions, joining her husband at Kiwanis Club conventions and traveling with family. They also enjoyed many deer hunting trips in Texas and Colorado. She moved to Plano, Texas in 2000, where she continued her love for gardening and creative projects. Her favorite love was often being the center of many gatherings, large and small, with extended family. Her love of gatherings did not stop when she entered assisted living in Plano in September of 2016, with her extended family still ever present. She enjoyed the many entertainment programs offered for the residents and was very active in dominoes, bingo, board games and craft projects, with her true competitive spirit always on display. And when invited to dinner, her benefactor would usually be rewarded with a bill that included lobster.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Monroe Holtz, Owen Holtz and sister Evelyn Gutkowski. Hazel is survived by brothers Waldo Holtz, Fort Worth, Texas; Alton Holtz, Bellville, Texas; sister Laverne Uhlig, Katy, Texas; son Ronald (Carolyn) Hollien, Plano, Texas; son Dana (Marian) Hollien, Austin, Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren Richard (Jennifer) Hollien, Wylie, Texas; Ryan (Sheri) Hollien, Frisco, Texas; Randal (Sally) Hollien, Melissa, Texas; Tina (Glenn) Williams, Dallas, Texas; Tara (Chris) Best, Plano, Texas; Kelsey Hollien, Tucson, Arizona; Thirteen great-grand-children and nineteen great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday April 24, 2021 at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home at 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, Texas.
A visitation is from 12:00 noon until 2: p.m. on Monday April 26, 2021 at Waltrip Funeral Directors at 1415 Campbell Road, Houston, Texas with a graveside service to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Drive, Houston, Texas.
Celebration of Life
Monday, April 26, 2021