Hazel Haynes Gatliff

Hazel Haynes Gatliff

August 21, 1924 — January 24, 2020

Hazel Haynes Gatliff passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2020. She was 95 years old. Hazel was born in Round Mountain, Texas to Clifford and Alberta Haynes on Aug. 21, 1924. Hazel was the oldest of four children and was brought up like she was the oldest son. She could round up cattle, break horses, do plumbing, prepare taxes and change flats.

After high school, Hazel moved to San Antonio to attend business school, she then went on to work at Kelly Air Force base during World War II where she met her future husband. Hazel and Mike Gatliff were married on March 17, 1944 and the next year welcomed their daughter, Patricia. After the war, the Gatliffs moved to Burnet Texas and Hazel worked for the Agricultural Stabilization Service as a secretary for the Burnet County Agrilife Extension office.

After retirement, Hazel joined many clubs including the Historical Society of Burnet County, TEEA, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas-Jane Wells Woods Chapter. She also volunteered at Texas Agrilife, The Library Thrift Shop, and at Pen Chat where she wrote letters to soldiers in the war. In 2000, Hazel was named Burnet County Woman of the Year, an honor she was most proud of. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Burnet and also served on the board of the Bluebonnet Preschool. Hazel enjoyed spending time with her family most of all. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

A meal was never complete without her delicious "grandma rolls", or her oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a jar of jellybeans was always kept in stock. Her constant example of grace, strength, and kindness will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Hazel is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Mike Gatliff; her parents, Clifford and Alberta Haynes; a sister, Violet Haynes Waters; brother, George Haynes; and son-in-law, Paul Seidensticker. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Pat) Seidensticker of Burnet; one sister, Alice Haynes Schnelle of Round Mountain; her grandson, Chris Seidensticker and wife Judy of Burnet; her granddaughter Cheryl Williams and husband David of Georgetown; three great-granddaughters, Jessie Sitka and husband James, Emma Aguirre and husband Andrew, and Rachel Williams; one great-grandson, Reece Williams; and a great-great grandson, Callen Sitka.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet and a private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to the Friends of the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 East Washington Street , Burnet Texas 78611. Also, donations can be made to Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 5, Round Mountain, Texas 78663.

Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at clementswilcoxburnet.com.

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