Hazel Bernice Brumbelow, age 95, of Clovis, NM passed away on June 17, 2013, at Wheatfields Senior Living Community in Clovis, NM.
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Hazel was born on April 6, 1918, to Robert and Ruth (Holmes) Powell in Hickory Valley, Tennessee. She attended school in the family home through grade school. She graduated from Grand Junction Tennessee High School and attended Blue Mountain College for two years. She then taught school at Hornsby Tennessee where she met her future husband Fred Brumbelow. They were married on May 1, 1943, in Ashland, MS. Hazel played the piano at her home church in Tennessee until she moved to New Mexico. She received her degree from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN and received her Master's Degree from ENMU. Hazel loved teaching school and taught in Clovis for twenty-two years. Hazel was a member of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, NM and served as a teacher at church. She loved playing the piano, taking art classes, cooking and playing bridge.
Hazel is survived by her husband: Fred Brumbelow, of the home; two sons: Fred (Wendy) Brumbelow, Jr. of Odessa, TX and Robert Michael Brumbelow of Clovis, NM; two granddaughters: Andrea Allen of Odessa, TX and Dianna Brumbelow of Clovis, NM; four great grandchildren and one brother: Billy (Jane) Powell of Hickory Valley, TN.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Ruth (Holmes) Powell, one granddaughter: Kelly Brumbelow, two brothers and one sister.
Graveside services are at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, NM with Pastor Bruce Kirby officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Sandias, 912 W. 21st Street, Clovis, NM 88101.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd., Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Published in the Clovis News Journal on June 19, 2013