Hazel R Hollenbeck
Nov 21, 2013 - Nov 21, 2013
Hazel Ruth Hollenbeck, 102, of Riverton died at Wind River Healthcare on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. A viewing will be held at Davis Funeral Home on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services will be held on Saturday, November, 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Mark Rader of the United Methodist Church will officiate.
Hazel Ruth Allen was born on April 21, 1911 to Andrew and Edna (Mills) Allen near Ansley, Nebraska. After receiving her elementary and high school education, she attended Kearney State Teacher’s College. She then taught school in a one-room rural school. On January 24, 1931, she married Herbert Hollenbeck at Smith Center, Kansas.
They farmed in the Westerville, NE community until March 1942 when they moved to a farm in the Pavillion, WY area. After selling the farm in 1955 they moved to Riverton, bought property in the east end of town. They built and operated the Park Avenue Mobile Home Park for 11 years. Because of health problems they sold the court in 1968, built a home and retired on Riverview Road.
Hazel was a 60 + year member of Extension Homemakers Club, a 60 + year member of Rebekah Lodge, member of Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) and Mayflower Society. She was a descendant of the Fairbanks family for DAR and Mayflower pilgrim, William White.
She was baptized in the Methodist Church at Westerville, NE and attended the United Methodist Church and Women’s Circle in Riverton. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family of five children and her home. Hobbies included crafts, needlepoint, crocheting, reading, and gardening.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, two sisters and two brothers, a son-in-law, and one great-great grandson.
She is survived by her two sons, Andrew and wife, Shirley of Cheyenne, and Dennis and wife, Betty of Idaho Falls, ID; her three daughters, Lila Bond of Greeley, CO, Marilyn Starks and husband, Ralph of Riverton, and Jeanine Rodgers and husband, Richard of Riverton; and her 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church or donor’s choice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.