|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1903|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1996|
From a biographical article on the occasion of Hazel's 90th birthday celebration in April, 1993:
Hazel VanBebber was born July 4, 1908, in Kiowa Indian Territory, near Cooperton, Okla. She and Ray VanBebber of Perry were married August 17, 1930. They established their home on the Magnolia Lease, seven miles west of Perry where they lived until 1945, when the family moved to the home where Mrs. VanBebber continues to reside. In addition to her two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. VanBebber boasts five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. VanBebber has spent all but five years of her life in Oklahoma. Those five years were spent in La- Junta and Grand Junction, Colo., where she attended her first year of high school. In 1921-22. She attended high school in Sparks, Okla., and in 1923 she graduated from Chandler high school. She taught school three years at Little Rock, Pleasant Grove and Oak Grove in Lincoln county.
Mrs. VanBebber received her Life Certificate from Central State Teacher's college in Edmond in 1928. For the next three years, she taught in Pawnee county at Laird and Watchorn schools. In 1946 their oldest daughter, Ramona, died. Her husband, Ray, died in 1951. In 1955, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from OSU in Stillwater. From 1950-54, she taught at Lone Star school in Noble county. For 13 years, she taught at Red Rock school and retired from there at the age of 65, after teaching a total of 24 years.
Since 1930, she has attended the First Southern Baptist church in Perry. She worked in the primary and adult Sunday school departments and was the first teacher of the Harmony Sunday school class. She is a past leader of the Women's Missionary union and Girls auxiliary. For a number of years, She also was head of the junior department, and also of the Senior Five department.
Mrs. VanBebber is a member' of the Eastern Star. She was formerly active in the Noble County Teachers Association and is currently a member of the Noble County Retired Teachers Association.
She has researched her family genealogy and has traced the VanBebber branch back for 14 generations, to Holland. She also enjoys drawing and oil painting and is a rock collector. She has a rock from all 50 states and from approximately 50 foreign countries, and uses them to create art objects.
William Crubaugh Winsworth (1859 - 1941)
Hannah Clementine Gross Winsworth (1867 - 1934)
Raymond Van Bebber (1903 - 1951)
Ramona Clementine Van Bebber (1933 - 1946)*
Karen Sue Van Bebber Bode (1943 - 2005)*
Ethel M. Winsworth (1886 - 1888)*
Clyde William Winsworth (1888 - 1956)*
Royal Winsworth (1890 - 1986)*
Myrtle L. Winsworth (1892 - 1892)*
Glenn Edward Winsworth (1901 - 1979)*
Hazel Mary Winsworth Van Bebber (1903 - 1996)
Till We Shall Meet And Never Part.
Grace Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec M, Blk 6, Lot C, Sp 3
Maintained by: Darrell Brown
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Apr 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36321515