Hazel Addie (Hash) Warp, stunt rider, movie double, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Aug. 26, 2008, at Livingston Memorial Hospital. She was 93 years young.
Hazel was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Harlowton to Colonel Lee and Carrie Irene (Young) Hash. She attended country schools in Harlowton.
She spent many years in Culver City and Bakersfield, Calif., working in her sister's stables. She was a stunt rider and movie double in several movies like "Gone with the Wind," "National Velvet," "Ben-Hur," and many more. In 2001, she was recognized with a star on Main Street in front of The Rialto Theatre in Bozeman. She also took part in teaching stars such as Elizabeth Taylor how to ride horses, and was a part of many Rose Bowl parades.
While in California she married her first husband, James Wharton, on June 6, 1954. He passed away Aug. 26, 1960.
After leaving California in 1965, she moved to Marion, Va., and was a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross before returning to Bozeman in 1969.
She married Lars Warp in Bozeman July 8, 1969. He passed away in 1983.
Hazel remained in Bozeman until June 2001 when she moved into the Livingston Health and Rehab Center. She resided there until the time of her death.
Hazel lived a full and adventurous life. She loved her horses and telling stories of them and training them, and of her days in the movies. She never forgot one of their names. She loved watching old friends act in westerns. She loved playing cards and her Sunday drives with her little brother, Bob. She also enjoyed all of her home care people and nurses and doctors who helped her so much over the years and gave her family many years of memories with her.
Hazel is survived by one brother, Bob Hash of Bozeman; and several nieces and nephews.
Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Colonel and Carrie Hash; two brothers, Horace Ralph Hash and Avery Glen Hash; four sisters, Mary "Peg" Dupee, Ella Greer, Flora Lee, and Georgia Barclay; and three nieces and three nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman. Visitation hours with the family at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials in Hazel's name may be made to the Livingston Health and Rehabilitation Center, 510 S. 14th, Livingston, MT 59047.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com
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Published by Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 29, 2008.