Hazel Tomek Tomchesson, 90, of Eagle Lake, Texas passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, in Eagle Lake.
Hazel was born Nov.13, 1932, in Rose Hill, Texas to Roland F. Tomek and Anna G. Auchter.
On Nov. 27, 1954, Hazel married Albert D. Tomchesson at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tomball, Texas. They settled in the Cypress area where they raised their four children and then moved to Eagle Lake in 1971 where they resided until her death.
Hazel had several jobs, including working at RCISD in the cafeteria, where she retired after many years, working at the Little League concession stand, and she also worked on the farm along with Albert and her children. She enjoyed cooking and making dewberry cobbler for her family. After their retirement they loved working in their large garden, fishing, hunting and camping.
Hazel took care of Albert after a back surgery in 2004, that left him paralyzed, from the waist down, until his death. It was a life-changing event for the family, but it didn’t slow them down. Modifications were made to the home, a special vehicle was purchased with a wheelchair ramp, garden tools lengthened, and deer stands revised. He was still able to go fishing with his family, occasionally on special fishing boats, and camping in campers that had an entry ramp, to continue to do the things they loved.
Hazel and Albert were long time members of Parish of the Nativity, and she was a charter member of Catholic Daughters Court Our Lady of the Fields #2465.
Hazel is survived by her children, sons, David Myron and wife, Susan (Hatchett) Tomchesson, of East Bernard, and Albert Thomas and wife, Jan (Steverson) Tomchesson, of The Woodlands, and her daughters, Cynthia Treybig and husband, Chris, of Segovia and Roberta Johnson and husband, Bruce, of Eagle Lake, her two granddaughters, Major Kristi Kennedy, Periodontist and her husband, Captain Chris Kennedy, currently stationed abroad and their son, Kieren and Hillary Johnson, DDS and her fiancé, Reagan Norris, of Danbury, and his son, Graham.
Also survived by, her sistersin- law, Corine (Tomchesson) Wilganowski, Paula (Scheible) Tomchesson, and Ophelia (Tomchesson) Yancy, her brother-in-law, Alfred Daniel Tomchesson and her cousins, Helen (Harmeier) Sliepka, Carolyn (Harmeier) Brennan and Gerald Harmeier, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her grandparents, Gustave and Theresa (Blaha) Tomek and John Baptist and Anna Mary (Hoffrichter) Auchter.
The viewing was held at 1:30 p.m. at Parish of the Nativity Church in Eagle Lake with the Catholic Daughters Court Our Lady of the Fields #2465, leading a Rosary at 2 p.m. and Funeral Mass at 2:30 p.m., followed by graveside services and a meal. Rev. Robert Guerra officiated. Cynthia Sunderman was the organist with Cason Sunderman as Cantor and Vocalist.
Burial took place in the Parish of The Nativity Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brice Stephens, Ray Sykowski, Douglas Dodson, Marcus Dodson, Joseph Coones, and Drake Easton. Honorary Pallbearers were Gene Shanks and Louis Dodson.
The funeral home in charge of services was Eagle Lake Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to Eagle Lake EMS, Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Parish of The Nativity Eagle Lake, Catholic Daughters Court Our Lady of the Fields #2465 or a charity of your choice.