Thompson's Harveson & Cole
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Fort Worth, TX 76106

Hazel I. Sims

1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Hazel I. Sims Obituary
Hazel I. Sims, 92, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Service: 3 p.m. Saturday in the Drawing Room of Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Hazel was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Hickman County, Tenn., to Robert and Arkie Wall. Her family moved to Arkansas when she was 6 years old. After graduating from high school, she attended Arkansas Teachers College, where she met her future husband, Grover Sims. Before she graduated, she was asked to teach school in Hope, Ark. During World War II, she worked for a special division of the FBI. After serving in the Navy, Grover proposed to Hazel and they were married Dec. 29, 1945, in Washington, D.C. Later, Hazel and Grover returned to finish their college degrees in Arkansas. After graduation, they taught school in Hot Springs. Grover accepted a position with the Boy Scouts as a district Scout executive and the family was transferred to Texas. Hazel accepted a teaching position with the Fort Worth ISD. During that time, Hazel earned a master's degree in library science from East Texas Teachers College in Commerce. She taught at Monnig Junior High for many years until her retirement. Talented in many areas, Hazel was an excellent cook, an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed gardening and visiting with her friends. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Grover; brother, Edward Wall; and sisters, Ruby Anderson, Jewel Puckett, Virginia Wakefield and Elsie Nahrstedt. Survivors: Her daughter, Barbara Gary; son, Randall Sims; grandchildren, Shawn Gary and wife, Ginny, and Eden Allen and husband, Michael; great-grandchildren, Emma Gary and Chase Allen; sister, Geneva Emerson and husband, Charles; brothers, Glen Wall and Raymond Wall and wife, Mary; extended family members; and loving friends.
Published in Star-Telegram from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2014
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