Hazel is the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Pierce) McCorkle. She has 2 brothers, Howard and Harry Boice.
She married Linden Dallas McCorkle on April 29, 1921. They had 2 sons. She died 4 days later after giving birth to the 2nd son, Jerry. Robert & Jerry were given to Hazel's brother Howard. Howard Boice and his wife Jenny adopted the 2 boys.