SOUTH DAYTON- Hazel Nellie Crowell, 94, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2013) at the Absolut of Dunkirk, Dunkirk, NY.
She was born June 7, 1918 in Villenova, N.Y., the daughter of the late Carl and Nellie (Abbey) Mathewson.
Hazel and her husband, Donald V. Crowell, whom she married on December 31, 1941 and who died on October 9, 1998, owned and operated Green Banks Farm for 60 years. She was a teacher for three years in East Leon Country School and Clear Creek Country School, before taking on the farm.
She was a member of the Hamlet United Methodist Church, the National Grange and Villenova Grange for 80 years. Hazel was a past member of the National, State and County Holstein Club, and member of Home Bureau, Hamlet Rebecca's and the Farm Bureau. She was Deputy Town Supervisor for 20 years.
She is survived by her children: Robert D. (Laurie) Crowell of South Dayton, N.Y.; Mary (Albert) Brinkerhoff of Livonia, N.Y.; Alice (Keith) Perkins of Warsaw, N.Y.; Carol (John) Dolphin of Brandon, Fla.; Howard (Alyce) Crowell of Forestville, N.Y.; Betty (Gino Dellanina) Crowell of Camarillo, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her grandson Eric Crowell.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, Rt. 83, South Dayton, NY. Pastor Bruce Fish of the Cherry Creek - Leon United Methodist Church will be officiating. Burial will be in the Villenova Cemetery in Town of Villenova.
Family suggests memorials to Hamlet United Methodist Church, or Villenova Grange 604.