Hazel Theona McCameron Langham Ardis

January 18, 1926March 9, 2023
Obituary of Hazel Theona McCameron Langham Ardis
Hazel Theona McCameron Langham Ardis A funeral service for Hazel Theona McCameron Langham Ardis, 97, of Tyler, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ed Wandling officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park, under the direction of Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. She passed away March 9, 2023, at her home on Dietz Lane in Tyler. The first child of Lala Theona Farmer (b. 1903) and John Malcolm McCameron (b. 1904), Hazel was born Jan. 18, 1926, in the family home in Tyler, with Dr. C.E. Willingham attending. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lala and Malcolm McCameron; her siblings, John Malcolm McCameron, Doris Timaeus, Dixie Kirkpatrick and Bruce McCameron; her first husband, Nathan Parris Langham; son, Holland Irwin Langham; stepson, Michael Ardis; and grandchildren, Bobby Joe Langham and Nathan Lee Langham. She is survived by her husband, Rudy Ardis, of Tyler; sons, Robert Bruce Langham III and Cameron Lee Langham; stepson, Dwayne Ardis; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hazel’s parents met at a boarding house on West Erwin Street while attending Tyler Commercial College. They married at Marvin Methodist Church following Malcolm’s graduation and lived on Lindsey Lane. Malcolm took a job at the Cotton Belt Railroad, which he held for the rest of his life, advancing along the way in responsibility and income. The family later moved to FM 724 west of Tyler, into an old farmhouse which Lala promptly rebuilt. After retiring medically from Cotton Belt, Malcolm raised cattle and chickens, and Lala painted china and signed for the deaf at First Baptist Church. Hazel attended Tyler schools and graduated from Tyler High. She married Nathan Langham after World War II, and they had three sons, Holland (b. 1949), Robert (b. 1952), and Cameron (b. 1958). She graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce with a Master of Library Science and, for many years, taught in Tyler public schools and served as librarian at Hogg Junior High. Her first husband, Nathan Langham, passed away in 1976. She married Rudolph Ardis in 1977, and they made their first home at 13 Club Lake. The traveled extensively, visiting every continent and major country, circumnavigating the globe several times. She remained a lifetime member of Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ardis family.

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