|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1929|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 2011|
Hazel Herwick, age 81, died February 17, 2011 at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle, Colorado. Her death was due to complications from Diabetes.
Hazel Irene Parker was born October 11, 1929 in Akron, Colorado to Versil and Elsie Culver Parker. When she was a young child the family moved to Roan Creek, a welcome change, she said, from the dry eastern plains.
During WWII her parents moved to California, then came back to Parachute, Colorado, where Hazel met the love of her life. She and Norman Herwick were united in marriage November 24, 1946. They have two sons, Jim and Larry.
When barely out of her teens, Hazel was stricken with polio, which caused her leg to be crippled, but she didn't let that interfere with life as she wanted to live it.
During the early years of their marriage Hazel was a homemaker, often being sole care for home and family while her husband was away on construction projects. The family also lived in Paonia, Montrose, and Rifle before moving to Silt Mesa over 30 years ago.
With her children grown, Hazel went to work for a Rifle title company, finally retiring as a title examiner from Stewart Title, Aspen, Colorado in 2000. She loved her work and made many lasting friendships over the course of her career.
Hazel had many interests and hobbies, including sewing, genealogy, knitting, cooking, and a big orange cat named Mittens. Her greatest delight, however, was just being with the friends and family that she loved so much. Some of her fondest memories were of the times spent in hunting camps.
Hazel was predeceased by her mother, father, and brother, Dean Parker.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Norman Herwick; two sons: James, of Montrose, CO, and Larry (Kathy), of Grand Junction; granddaughters: Misty (Rob) Henson, of Montrose, and Kristi (Tim) Davis, of Fruita; grandsons: Kelly (Karie) Herwick, of Montrose, and Andy (Cassie) Herwick, of Grand Junction; and six great-grandchildren.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
For the past few years Hazel had been lovingly cared for at the Colorado State Veterans Home, P.O. Box 1420, Rifle, Colorado 81650. It is because of their excellent program that the family requests any memorial donations be made to the facility at the above address.
Versil A Parker (1896 - 1971)
Elsie Mae Parker (1902 - 1969)
Norman Lee Herwick (1924 - 2013)*
Dean Keith Parker (1922 - 1983)*
Hazel Irene Parker Herwick (1929 - 2011)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: At Anvil Point on the Bookcliff Mountains
Created by: Barb
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66101452