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Hazel Irene Anderson Adams

 

September 3, 2018



Hazel Irene Anderson Adams went home to her Saviour Aug. 21, 2018, at home in Pisgah Forest, at the age of 101 years.

Born in New Bedford, Mass. in 1917, she grew up in North Easton, Mass., graduating from Oliver Ames High School. She studied dressmaking and design at the McDowell School of Costume Design in New York City, where she met and married her husband, Richard, at the Metropolitan Dwayne Methodist Church in 1938.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Dora (Lowell) Anderson; her brother, Louis H. Anderson; and son-in-law, Steven Siebert. Her husband of 62 years, who loved her dearly, Richard, passed away in 2000, and was waiting for her “on the eastern shore.”

Born during the First World War and the Spanish Flu pandemic, she grew up during the Great Depression. She and her husband began their family as World War II was starting. They lived in Chappaqua, N.Y. for 56 years, where she had a small dressmaking and alterations business before moving to North Carolina in 1998.

Over the years they spent many months and drove thousands of miles exploring the beautiful United States, and making many friends along the way. She was known for her lovely white hair, beautiful blue eyes, smile and wry sense of humor.

She was a member of Hillside Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Armonk, N.Y. and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Darien, Conn., before moving to North Carolina.

She enjoyed her time spent at the CarePartners Adult Day Care in Brevard.

She is survived by her son, Anderson C. Adams and daughter-in-law, Debra, of Palestine, Texas; daughter, Janice Lyons and son-in-law, Richard, of Pisgah Forest; daughter, Corliss A. Siebert, of Bellingham, Wash .; nine grandchildren, Clayton Adams, Charles Lyons, Lisa Pianalto, Judah Lyons, Elizabeth Brown, Hagazi Kebede, Joshua Adams, Grace Cannon and Timothy Siebert; and six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will be at home in Pisgah Forest for a drop in celebration of her life Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, from 2 – 5 p.m.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. at a later date.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Eric Rhoton and his associates for his life saving intervention in 2012 which gave her six more rich, interesting and special years, where she had several opportunities to fly in a hand built “Coot” experimental aircraft in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, make another road trip across America, and know her great- (and great-great) grandchildren.

She had a good life. Thanks to Four Season Hospice Care for their kindness and making it possible for her to spend her last days at home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Persecution Project, P.O. Box 1327, Culpeper, VA 22701. http://www.persecutionproject.org

To leave a condolence for the family of Hazel Adams, visit “obituaries at http://www.moore-fh.com.

Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.

 
 

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