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Hazel May Agan Garrett

1915 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Hazel May Agan Garrett Obituary
Hazel May Agan Garrett November 9, 1915 - August 18, 2013 Hazel was born, one of twelve children of Arthur and Edna Cauble, in Walnut Grove, MO. She came to California with her husband Joseph Ralph Agan in 1942 and during WWII she was a true Rosie the Riveter, drilling holes and mounting guns on Liberty ships in Richmond. After a move to Bakersfield, Hazel worked in various restaurants, spending more than twelve years in charge of the dining room at Stan's Drive-In where she made many lasting friendships. In 1970 she retired with her husband Lester Garrett to Kentucky where they lived on a farm. There she became a member of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron for three years. After Lester's death in 1990 Hazel returned to Bakersfield to be near family, living her last five years at Carriage House. Hazel was a dedicated Christian who had a great love for the Lord. Second to that was her great love for her family. She always looked forward to family reunions when often there were more than 100 family members in attendance. Hazel was preceded in death by her son, Jack Agan and her granddaughter Gail Dreher. She is survived by her daughter Elaine Taylor of Morro Bay, her son Jerry Agan and his wife Cookie of Benton, LA, and daughter-in-law Mary Ellen Agan of Bakersfield. She is survived by nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter. Also surviving her are her stepdaughter Deanne Martinez and her family, her brothers Nelson, Robert and Donald and sisters Rachel, Edith, Berniece and Sandra. Special thanks to Maria and Irma from Around the Clock Care, Divine Mercy and Optimal Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Westchester Baptist Church, 2119 20th Street, Bakersfield. In lieu of flowers please donate to Westchester Baptist Church or Optimal Hospice, 1675 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield 93301-5209 or a . DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 29, 2013
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