Hazel Carlene Dilldine, of Copan, Oklahoma, passed away on August 3, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born on February 25, 1947, in Coffeyville, Kansas. Hazel, known by her friends and family as a kind and compassionate soul, will be deeply missed.
Hazel had a passion for life that was evident in everything she did. When she wasn't busy with her career at Wal Mart of 25 years, she enjoyed pursuing various hobbies and interests. She loved spending time outdoors, whether it was fishing or hunting with her loved ones or taking camping trips to explore the beauty of nature. Hazel had a keen eye for hidden treasures and would often be found visiting garage sales, searching for unique items. Additionally, she had an adoration for flowers.
On August 3rd, 2023, passed from this earth on her 63rd wedding anniversary. Her departure has left an immense void in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. While our sorrow is great, we take solace in the memories she leaves behind.
Hazel's legacy will continue through her surviving family members and friends who were fortunate enough to have shared their lives with her. She is survived by her loving husband Gerald Dilldine Sr., who stood by her side for over six decades. Together they built a strong foundation of love and support that continues to inspire all who knew them.
In addition to her husband Gerald Sr., Hazel leaves behind four children: Gerald Dilldine Jr (Junette)., Kevin Dilldine (Melissa), and Brenda Atkins-Dilldine and Stacey Dilldine (Kathy). Each child holds cherished memories of their mother's unwavering love and guidance throughout their lives. Also left to cherish her memory are many grandchildren and great grandchildren. As a mother, Hazel dedicated herself to providing guidance and support to each child as they navigated life's challenges. Her love for her children knew no bounds, and her influence will forever shape their paths.
Hazel was the beloved daughter of Leo and Nadine Ward, both of whom preceded her in death. Their love and guidance played a significant role in shaping Hazel into the remarkable woman she became. Though they are no longer with us, their memory lives on through their daughter's legacy.
Hazel Carlene Dilldine was a remarkable woman who lived life to the fullest. She will be remembered as a loving wife, devoted mother, and cherished friend. Her zest for life and gentle spirit brought joy to all those around her. As we bid farewell to Hazel, let us celebrate her many achievements and keep her memory alive by embracing the compassion and love she shared with everyone she encountered.
May her soul find eternal peace, knowing that she made a profound impact on the lives of others.
The family has held a private family burial. Services for Mrs. Dilldine are complete.