Hazel May Matthews
January 8, 1931 – July 28, 2018
Hazel May Matthews, 87, of Dallas, TX, passed away on July 28, 2018. She was born in Crystal City, Manitoba on January 8, 1931. Hazel graduated from Berwyn High School. She married Richard Matthews on October 5, 1951. Hazel made a home for her husband and three children wherever in the world Richard's job led. After rearing three children, Hazel had a career in residential real estate. She had a passion for bridge, reading, and her family.
Hazel is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Matthews. She is survived by her children, Rebecca, Deborah, and Paul; grandchildren, Amanda, Merileigh, Alison, Katharine, Jillian, Holly, Rosa, and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Isabel, Mackenzie, Eden, and Elijah; and siblings, Lydia, Rose, Bill, Jim, and Joyce.
A Memorial Service will be held at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson, TX on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:30 PM.
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
Hazel May Matthews
August 4, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the families of Beckie, Debbie and Paul on the loss of your mother and grand mother Hazel, my dad’s sister.
Aunt Hazel was always kind and generous. I have wonderful memories of her, especially during my youth of family vacations and her visits in the summer to the Peace country.
Evan as a young adult I remember Aunt Hazel would still send a box of Christmas gifts to mom & dad’s to all the relatives in the Peace country long after the families of the Henderson clan got more distant, larger and dispersed.
Annette and I were particularly fortunate to have had Aunt Hazel and uncle Dick as guests (as well as many other distant relatives) at our wedding twenty years ago this year.
When Hazel fell serious ill only weeks ago, it impacted my mom, Rose, particularly hard as she thought of Hazel as a true sister.
To the grandchildren, great grandchildren and other descendants of Hazel, I hope you’ll remember her legacy of generosity and grace. Don’t let the chain of love end with you.
Our thoughts are with you,
John Douglas, Annette Marie, Brendan Alexander, Deston Keith and Payton Matthew.
July 30, 2018
Beck , Deb , Paul , and family,
just a note o f sympathy to say how sorry we are, your mom will be so missed, she never missed a holiday or birthday, However my fondest memory of Auntie Hazel was the summer I spent in England, she sure knew how to show a young teenager around and when i was homesick knew just how to get me out of my funk, Auntie Hazel your sure going to be missed and until we meet again! Rest in Peace, Neita, and Gerry