Hazel Ann Hamlin 1940-2015 Hazel Ann Hamlin was born at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California on December 14, 1940 to parents Sam and Ann Martindale. She grew up in Spring Valley, California, a suburb of San Diego. On her first day of the 9th grade she met the love of her life, Larry Hamlin. She and Larry graduated high school together in June of 1958 and were married in September of the same year. Their marriage produced three daughters - Lori, Dana and Jill. For 21 years Hazel enjoyed her role as mother and housewife while Larry worked for the Woolworth Company. In 1979, in Beaumont, Texas, they purchased the Al Cook Nursery and established the Hamlin Nursery and Company. They worked jointly in this business for 23 years, retiring in 2002. In 2009, they built their lake home and moved to Beaver Island on Lake LBJ. Hazel, with Larry always by her side, courageously fought the disease ALS for three years. She passed away on November 15, 2015. In addition to Larry, Hazel is survived by her three daughters, 4 granddaughters, 6 great-grandchildren, brothers Gary Martindale, Sam Martindale, Paul Martindale and sister Cheryl Martindale. She is also survived by Larry's siblings, Donald Hamlin and Evelyn Lee. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 Highway 281, Marble Falls, 78654. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 20, 10:00 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, Marble Falls, Texas. Burial at the Marble Falls City Cemetery will immediately follow the funeral service. If anyone would like to make a charitable donation in Hazel's memory, the family would like to suggest the following: First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, Marble Falls, Texas 78654 or the ALS Association, 4939 DeZavala, Suite 105, San Antonio, Texas 78249.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2015