Hazel M. Boelts - March 06, 2014Hazel M. Boelts, 100, of Central City, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Central City Care Center. Funeral services will be Monday, March 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of Solt Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Tess Hufford officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday. Interment is in the Central City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital Thrift Shop. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Hazel Marie was born on Oct. 17, 1913, near Silver Creek in Polk County to Cyrus Elmer and Stella L. (Cowgill) Norris. She graduated from Silver Creek High School and then attended Wayne State College, Colorado Teachers College in Greeley, and Kearney State College and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree. Hazel taught school in Merrick County and Bradshaw. On Feb. 8, 1942, Hazel M. Norris was united in marriage to Roland G. “Cap” Boelts at her family home near Silver Creek. They farmed in Merrick County for several years and then moved to Hamilton County and farmed for 29 years. They retired in 1979 and moved to Central City. “Cap” died on September 11, 1993. Hazel continued to live at home until moving to Merrick Manor and to Central City Care Center in 2012.
While living in Hamilton County, Hazel was a member of the United Methodist Church in Aurora; where she was a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent. Hazel was a Cub Scout leader, a member of the Hamilton County Elections Board, and the Verona Willing Workers Extension Club. She belonged to several card clubs in Aurora and in Central City, she enjoyed oil painting, china painting, gardening and flowers.
Those left to cherish her memory are her three children - Cecil and Donna Boelts of Yuma, Arizona; Karen and Kenneth Wiechelman of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Richard and Cindy Boelts of Lincoln; five grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and her sister - Zetha Abel Nelson of Columbus.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters - Gladys Felt, Fern Lyons, and Grace Norris; and three brothers - Ray and Cecil Norris and an infant brother.