SPARTA -- Hazel Thatcher, 92, of Sparta, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Born in Sparta, Hazel was a lifelong resident of Sussex County. For many years she worked in the housekeeping department at Andover Nursing Home. Hazel was predeceased by her beloved husbands, Herbert M. Houck and William Thatcher. She is survived by her devoted children, Ginger Wiley, Bruce Houck and Bill Kingsley; her sister, Dot Young; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, July 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 27, 2014