ATWOOD -- Hazel A. Graves, 88, died Sunday (Jan. 12, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook.
She was born Dec. 23, 1914, in Hastings, one of two sets of twins born to Thomas B. and May (Goodwin) McGowan. She received her education in Hastings, graduating from high school in 1932.
On Aug. 17, 1935, she married Byron (Bike) Graves at Hastings. She was a bookkeeper and receptionist for the Citizen Patriot Newspaper, now known as the Rawlins County Square Deal. She retired in 1991.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christian Mothers Altar Society and Ace Hi Bridge Club all of Atwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Jerry Graves; twin sister, Helen Martin and other sisters, Della Geren, Dorothy Clark and Mary Alice Mousel.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Thomas Graves and wife, Patricia of Grand Junction, Colo., and Jim Graves of Junction City, Colo.; two daughters, Patti and husband, Rick Kott of Denver, Colo., and Cindi and husband, Kenny Rummel of Atwood; a brother-in-law, Harry Clark of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Damian Richards as celebrant. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Atwood.
A parish vigil and Christian Mothers Altar Society rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Visitation is Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Atwood Alcoholics Anonymous or to the Rawlins County Health Center.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.