Hazel Matthys

Hazel Matthys

Hazel Pryor Matthys passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 91.

Hazel was born on August 10, 1925 to parents George and Gertrude Pryor in Hillsboro, Texas.  She went to Riesel High School where she met her husband of 72 years Harold Matthys.  Hazel moved to Pasadena, Texas after graduating high school.  Throughout her years she held many clerical jobs at Bayshore Hospital, NASA and doctors’ offices.

Hazel loved to entertain and cook for family and friends.  She enjoyed having family over for holidays and special gatherings where she always prepared an elaborate array of food that was enjoyed by all.  Hazel’s ultimate joy was taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she always spoiled them with special treats.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, 8 brothers and sisters, husband, and son, Donald Matthys.  She is survived by her sister Betty Vaughn, son Tom Matthys; grandchildren, Doug Matthys, Bryan Matthys, Stacy Reed, Holly Richards, and Michael Matthys; great-grandchildren, Tyler Matthys, Alaska Reed, Keaton Reed, Zachary Reed, and Finley Richards.

Family will receive friends on July 3rd from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. A service celebrating Hazel’s life will begin at 12:00pm. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale cemetery.