Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948 RJC

Betty Falls Hazard BETTY JEAN FALLS HAZARD, 79, passed away in her home on August 13, 2010. Betty, a longtime resident of Odessa, TX, will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Burial was in the Merriman Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Hazard, in 1993 and her son Stephen Hazard in 2009. Those left to cherish her memory include her two sons, David Hazard and wife Deniece of Odessa and Larry Hazard and Leslie Baker of Odessa; daughter, Karen Travis and husband Lin of Odessa; her brother, Kenneth Falls (RHS-1955) and Roy Don of Abilene; sister, Cookie Ramsey (RHS-1964) & husband David (RHS-1961) of Eagle Mountain Lake; and grandchildren, Evan and Haley Hazard, Kara and Kasey Travis, Stephen Hazard and Savanah Skipworth, Brooke Owensby and Haley Simpson. She also leaves eight great-grandchildren. Betty was born in a farmhouse in the Merriman community in Eastland County, TX, to Kenneth and Pat Falls. She grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High School in the top 10 of her class. While at Ranger Junior College, she earned an associate's degree in business and belonged to the "Deb Club" and Phi Theta Kappa. She married Bob Hazard (RHS-1948) in 1952, and in 1964 they moved with their four children to Odessa. She enjoyed square dancing in the "Jeans and Queens" club for several years. She and Bob made many good friends. She also enjoyed the camping trips that they made with their travel trailer. But most of all, she enjoyed her family and spoiled her grandchildren, who adored her. Betty enjoyed the many friends she made while working in medical offices in Odessa during her life, including Dr. James Daves, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Stephen Wiehle and Dr. Kirby Tatum. She retired in 2009 from the West Texas Physician's Alliance where she worked with a wonderful group of people who were very good to her.