Hazel Marie Wallace

October 6, 1922 - July 24, 2018
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Hazel Marie Wallace, age 95 of Irving, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born on October 6, 1922 in Liberty, Nebraska to Bert and Hazel Maude Dosch. They both preceded her in death along with her husband, Ernest Ralph; daughter, Susan; grandsons John and Andrew; and brother, William Dosch. Hazel's family were prosperous merchants in Liberty, but during the Great Depression they liquidated their assets and moved to Wisconsin. There they first rented a farm and eventually purchased one. Hazel's mother reasoned that if they had cows for milk and chickens for eggs they wouldn't ever go hungry. After High School Hazel attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she earned her teaching degree. She met Ralph, a soldier, in 1943 and they married on June 26, 1944. Ralph was from Lubbock, and when World War II ended, they moved to Lubbock, Texas. In 1965, they arrived in Irving where Hazel taught science for many years at Bowie Junior HIgh School and Nimitz High School. She leaves behind her sons, Dan Wallace, Tom Wallace (Carmen), Jim Wallace (Barbara); a brother, Dean Dosch (Verna); sister-in-law, Anita Dosch; grandchildren William Wallace, Jaime Bourquin, Jennifer Wallace and Stephen Wallace; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Hazel's life will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 18th at Chism Smith Funeral Home.

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Memorial
Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 10:30 am

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Gail Argo Jaynes
Keller, TX
I am sorry to hear of Mrs Wallace’s death. I had her for Biology at Nimitz High School.  She was a great teacher. She influenced many lives.  Her impact on this world will live on through all the students she touched. I became a teacher and recently retired after many years.  She was one of my influences on how to treat students and teach your passion.
Gail Argo Jaynes
Keller, TX
I am sorry to hear of Mrs Wallace’s death. I had her for Biology at Nimitz High School.  She was a great teacher. She influenced many lives.  Her impact on this world will live on through all the students she touched. I became a teacher and recently retired after many years.  She was one of my influences on how to treat students and teach your passion.
Joel Wallace
Rancho Mirage, CA
My dear Aunt Hazel was a very loving, dedicated and magnificent individual in all respects.  I mourn her untimely loss, especially for my cousins Dan, Tom and Jim. She was indeed a constant inspiration to her loved ones. May she now be at eternal peace with her beloved husband, Uncle Ralph. God Bless you Aunt Hazel!
Rhonda Gibson Espinoza
Irving, Texas, TX
I had Mrs. Wallace for Biology at Nimitz High School in the 70's.  I remember her fondly.  She had a poster hanging in her class with part of the Poem "Little Things" on it.  It was a poster of a young girl walking on the beach and I never forgot the couple of versus from that poem that was on her poster. 
Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the Mighty Oceans and the promised Land.....Thus the little minutes humble though they be, Make the Mighty ages of Eternity. 
Rest in Peace Mrs. Wallace
Joel Wallace
Rancho Mirage, CA
Out of my mourning for Aunt Hazel I was earlier remiss in not acknowledging that she is also now with her beloved daughter, my Cousin Susan, who preceded her in death. My apologies to Dan, Tom and Jim.
Diane Dean
Denton, TX
Mrs. Wallace was my favorite teacher of all time! I had her two yrs. at Bowie and then 2 more years for advanced Biology at Nimitz.  She is responsible for my love of science and also for me choosing to go into the health care field.  She was a tough teacher but a VERY good one! My Biology classes in college were so easy thanks to her teaching us on a college level in HS.  I went by her class while I was in college and let her know how much she meant to me and what a great teacher she truly was and how she had influenced me.  Prayers for the family in your loss.
Karen
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