Hazel Ruth Cozart, 83, passed from this earthly life Saturday, July 11, 2015, in San Angelo, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, in the Family Room at Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo. Tommy King will officiate a funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday at Johnson Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Calvary Garden at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in San Angelo. |
Hazel married her high school sweetheart, Billy Wayne "Bugg" Cozart on November 21, 1947, in Bowie, Texas. They were married 53 years before his death in 2001.
Hazel cherished her family and looked forward to being with each and every one. She will be dearly missed by her three surviving children and their spouses: Joe Cozart of Odessa, Penny and Don Bateman of Bandera, and Kelly and Ronnie Schneider of San Angelo; her nine grandchildren and their spouses, Chuck and Lesa Coskey and Clark and Shawn Coskey of Big Spring, Joseph and Tammy Miller, Vonnie and Jessy Creel, Billy-Joe Cozart, Robba-Lee Cozart, and Jennifer and Brad McDaniel, all of Odessa, Joe-Eddie and Crystal Cozart of Midland, and Kathy Schneider of Saginaw; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her surviving brother and sister and their spouses, Jim and Diane Diffee of Arlington and Janet and Roy Don Hood of Sunset; and sister-in-laws Sue Diffee of Mansfield and Billy Faye Spires of Red Oak; many special Diffee and Cozart nieces and nephews; her very dear, long- time friends and many new found friends at Royal Estates; and her sweet "Ol' Buddy" Mister, whose adoration was mutual.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bugg Cozart, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Coskey, daughter-in-law, Rhonda Cozart, brothers Arvil Diffee and Butch Diffee and sisters Bettye Rust and Margaret Thomas.
During her lifetime, she mastered many creative crafts, adding her own special touch of artistry to each project, but she was most passionate about and well-known for her extraordinary quilts. Each quilt was created from her heart; each one as unique and "one of a kind" as she was, so to have and cherish one of Hazel's quilts is to have a part of her heart with you always.
Family and friends may sign an online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
Published in Big Spring Herald on July 16, 2015