OBITUARY

Mable Martha Hamel

February 22, 1927September 30, 2020

Mable Martha Hamel passed away September 30, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born in Dime Box, Lee County, TX on February 22, 1927 to I.F. and Anna Karcher. She graduated from Patti Welder High School and attended Victoria College. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Pat Moore and Roger Hamel; stepdaughter Brooke Hamel Fajkus; sisters Alvina Striedel (Mike), Marie Raven (Louia), Agnes Terry (C.W.), Helen Edwards (Jack) and Alice Masingale (Bernie); and brothers Karl Karcher(Mary Nell) and Franklin Karcher.

She is survived by sisters Rose Ann Davis and Edna Burge (Bill); brother Lee Roy Karcher; daughter Jan Hamilton (John); son Mike Moore (Nita); stepson Dr. Steve Hamel (Connie); grandchildren Michelle Floyd (Richard), Scott Moore (Karen),Brett Hamilton (fiancée Tiffaniee), Taylor Niles (Johannah), Nicholas Niles (Ellagwynn), Zachary Niles, Kim Hamilton and Jill Grover (Guy); step-grandchildren Mary Fajkus, Sydney Katras (Mark) and Mallory Farrar (Nathan);17 great-grandchildren; along with numerous other loving family members.

Martha was a devout, lifelong Catholic and her faith was the foundation of her life. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, St. Mary’s Altar Society, the Bronte Club, La Dolce Vita Supper Club and Club 20. Martha loved dancing and playing bridge. She was also a talented golfer, winning the Women’s City Golf Championship at Riverside Golf Course in 1965.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels. The Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Brett Hamilton, Taylor Niles, Nicholas Niles, Zachary Niles and Richard Floyd. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Steve Hamel, Roger Welder and Smithy Welder. COVID-19 precautions will be utilized, with social distancing and face masks required.

The family is forever grateful for the loving and compassionate care provided to Martha by Rose Morin, Mary Gutierrez, Tina Tingle, Cynthia Guzman, Lupe Camacho, New Century Hospice and Dr. Peter Nguyen.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the organization of the donor’s choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Rose Ann Davis, Sister
  • Edna Burge (Bill), Sister
  • Lee Roy Karcher, Brother
  • Jan Hamilton (John), Daughter
  • Mike Moore (Nita), Son
  • Dr. Steve Hamel (connie), Step-son
  • Michelle Floyd (Richard), Grandchild
  • Scott Moore (Karen), Grandchild
  • Brett Hamilton(fiancee, Taffaniee), Grandchild
  • Taylor Niles (Johannah), Grandchild
  • Nicholas Niles (Ellagwynn), Grandchild
  • Zachary Niles, Grandchild
  • Kim Hamilton, Grandchild
  • Jill Grover (Guy), Grandchild
  • Mary Fajkus, Step-grandchild
  • Sydney Katras (Mark), Step-grandchild
  • Mallory Farrar (Nathan), Step-grandchild
  • Seventeen, Great-grandchildren
  • I. F. and Anna Karcher, Parents (deceased)
  • Pat Moore, Husband (deceased)
  • Roger Hamel, Husband (deceased)
  • Brooke Hamel Fajkus, Step-daughter (deceased)
  • Alvina Striedel (Mike), Sister (deceased)
  • Marie Raven (Louia), Sister (deceased)
  • Agnes Terry (C.W.), Sister (deceased)
  • Helen Edwards (Jack), Sister (deceased)
  • Alice Masingale (Bernie), Sister (deceased)
  • Karl Karcher (Mary Nell), Brother (deceased)
  • Franklin Karcher, Brother (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Scott Moore
  • Brett Hamilton
  • Taylor Niles
  • Nicholas Niles
  • Zachary Niles
  • Richard Floyd
  • Dr. Steve Hamel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roger Welder, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Smithy Welder, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church

Services

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Memories

Mable Martha Hamel

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Teresa SZUMINSKI

October 8, 2020

Dear Jan, Mike and family,
Your Mother was always such a central figure in our family and the rock that held everyone together. We will all miss her generosity and the love she shared with everyone.

Our Love & Sympathy,
Rose Davis, Teresa & Zoomer Szuminski & family

Pattie Stevens

October 6, 2020

I dearly loved this beautiful Lady. My husband Walter Stevens, was losing his vision at the same time he was. She would always make a point of talking to him at Mass. He could never remember her name, but he called her that "Beautiful Lady" when he wanted to say something to me about her.
Ironic, but today is the second anniversary of Walter's death. I know he is greeting that "beautiful Lady " at the gates of heaven.
Jan, my daughter, Christa Stevens, took dance from you many years ago. You were always so kind and patient. She got into Raider Belles when she was a freshman, due to your fine dance instructions. That seldom happen. Prayers are with you at this time , Pattie Stevens

Jennifer Foster

October 6, 2020

Martha was a gracious and graceful woman, always kind and with a smile on her face. Jan, I am so very sorry for your loss, and so very proud to know you and how you cared for her. I hope your best memories of her sustain you.

Terry Nance

October 5, 2020

As a kid and young man, I remember Mrs. Moore as being a gracious, classy lady with a smile that made everyone's day a bit brighter.

Carole Oliphant

October 4, 2020

Martha was a most gracious and beautiful woman...generous and caring and always had that welcoming smile.
May God bring The Hamel and Hamilton families peace, comfort, and healing.
Martha will always and forever have a special place in my heart and it was a true honor to know her...God bless you all.
Jerry & Carole Elise Oliphant

Beth Tuttle

October 4, 2020

Jan so sorry to hear about your Mom death you are in my prayers and thoughts God Bless You and your Family. Love, Beth

Muriel Cullen Argen

October 4, 2020

Martha was an example of beauty, faith and kindness to all . My sympathy and prayers to the many who will miss her.

Ricky and Carol Ann Lenz

October 3, 2020

We were deeply saddened to hear that Mrs. Hamel had passed away. She was a fine Christian woman who always had a smile on
her face. She always had time to talk with you. I remember when she and Pat owned the original Baskins and Robbins Ice Cream Parlor back in the later 1960's. She was always so friendly and helpful to all her customers. We know she was loved by her family and will be greatly missed. May God bless the entire Hamel during
your time of loss.

Michael Biehunko

October 3, 2020

I was a partner at Rosewood Funeral Chapels until I retired in 2016. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Hamel in the early 70's when I was a young funeral director at Colonial Funeral Home working for Gaylan Duncan. Jan I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Mrs. Hamel had such class. Anytime I would see her she seemed to look like she just got out of the beauty shop hair perfect and always impeccably dressed and I must say she had such an infectious smile and so kind. She always treated me like I was part of her family always greeting me with a hug. She will definitely be missed but god definitely has another angel. May god bring his blessings upon the entire family.

Virginia Welder

October 3, 2020

I loved Martha dearly and felt she was almost a member of our family. Her husband, Roger was originally married to my sister, Mary who died so many years ago. We enjoyed being with Martha and Roger for so many years. I had wonderful travels with them and I will miss sweet Martha so much.
You have my deepest sympathy with love and prayers.
Virginia Callan Welder

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mable Martha Hamel passed away September 30, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born in Dime Box, Lee County, TX on February 22, 1927 to I.F. and Anna Karcher. She graduated from Patti Welder High School and attended Victoria College. Marthawas preceded in death by her parents; husbands Pat Moore and Roger Hamel; stepdaughter Brooke Hamel Fajkus; sisters Alvina Striedel (Mike), Marie Raven (Louia), Agnes Terry (C.W.), Helen Edwards (Jack) and Alice Masingale (Bernie); and brothers Karl Karcher(Mary Nell) and Franklin Karcher.

She is survived by sisters Rose Ann Davis and Edna Burge (Bill); brother Lee Roy Karcher; daughter Jan Hamilton (John); son Mike Moore (Nita); stepson Dr. Steve Hamel (Connie); grandchildren Michelle Floyd (Richard), Scott Moore (Karen),Brett Hamilton (fiancée Tiffaniee), Taylor Niles (Johannah), Nicholas Niles (Ellagwynn), Zachary Niles, Kim Hamilton and Jill Grover (Guy); step-grandchildren Mary Fajkus, Sydney Katras (Mark) and Mallory Farrar (Nathan); 17 great-grandchildren; along with numerous other loving family members.

Martha was a devout, lifelong Catholic and her faith was the foundation of her life. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, St. Mary’s Altar Society, the Bronte Club, La Dolce Vita Supper Club and Club 20. Martha loved dancing and playing bridge. She was also a talented golfer, winning the Women’s City Golf Championship at Riverside Golf Course in 1965.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels. The Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Moore, Brett Hamilton, Taylor Niles, Nicholas Niles, Zachary Niles and Richard Floyd. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Steve Hamel, Roger Welder and Smithy Welder. COVID-19 precautions will be utilized, withsocial distancing and face masks required.

The family is forever grateful for the loving and compassionate care provided to Martha by Rose Morin, Mary Gutierrez, Tina Tingle, Cynthia Guzman, Lupe Camacho, New Century Hospice and Dr. Peter Nguyen.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the organization of the donor’s choice.

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