WARE — Hazel Hartin , our beloved Mother and Nana, passed away in her sleep, October 20, 2000. She was born August 19, 1917, in Island Falls, Maine. In 1938, she received a nursing degree from Portland Medical Center, Maine. She worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City before joining the Army Nurse Corp. Sent overseas, she served as Chief Nurse of the 62nd Field Hospital, traveling in challenging conditions, setting up hospitals across Europe until the end of WWII. She was separated with a rank of Captain. Predeceased by: husband, Robert E. Ware; parents, John and Mildred Hartin, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Doris Hunter and Mrs. Lillian Clark. She is survived by: daughter, Sandi Fultz; son-in- law, Randy; and 3 grandsons, Zachary, Matthew, and A. J., of Verdigris; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Charles Beaudoin, of Florida; and sister and brother-in- law, Marion and Mike Tompkins, of Connecticut. For over 30 years she worked at Hillcrest Medical Center. She worked during the polio epidemic and helped administer the first polio vaccines in Tulsa. She also was instrumental in starting the first extended care unit in Tulsa and served as its head nurse for many years. She served the Tulsa community by volunteering for the American Red Cross for 54 years and received her fifty year pin in 1994. For many years, young and old alike enjoyed her ready smile and professional manner as she took their blood pressure, and administered flu shots. Before her death, she spoke to various groups regarding her experience in WWII.
She was a member of the Ex-Pows’ Widows, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Women’s Overseas Service League, where she served for many years as an officer, Registered Nurses Community Volunteers, and John Calvin Presbyterian Church. Our Nana was truly a one of a kind woman, with an overwhelming love and zest for life and family, and a courageous spirit that met adversity head on with grace and dignity. We will love and miss her always. Nana, we salute you. Please, in lieu of flowers, give a contribution to the American Heart Association. Service 2 p.m., Tuesday, Stanley Memorial Chapel, with interment at Memorial Park. Stanleys 743-6271.
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