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Evelyn B. Hazelton, 78, Waldorf

Evelyn B. Hazelton, 78, of Waldorf died Feb. 22, 2013, at the Charles County Hospice House, Waldorf.

Born Dec. 7, 1934, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Bailey and the late Helen McGuire Bailey.

Mrs. Hazelton graduated from St. Cecelia Academy, Washington, D.C., in 1952. She went on to become an administrative professional in the federal government for 30 years. Her career included positions at the Library of Congress, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. She retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1991. She was known for her dedication and commitment to the U.S. Air Force as a spouse, mother and active member of the Air Force community. She supported her husband and three daughters in several moves, both in the United States and overseas. She provided a home to her family in the District, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Texas and Guam. Her accomplishments earned her the honor of Military Spouse of the Year, among many other prestigious awards and recognitions. As a dedicated wife, she solely provided home care to her husband, U.S. Air Force Command Master Sgt. William E. Hazelton, for more than 10 years following his illness and before his death in November 2001. In more recent years, she was president of the resident council at Morningside House of Waldorf. She enjoyed acting as liaison with other residents, staff and visitors to the facility. Her hobbies included reading and calling bingo. Her favorite pastime was spending time with family members.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John William Hazelton; and brother, John Thomas Bailey.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret “Peggy” and her husband Greg Peters, Joan and her husband Jeff Huffman and Mary Fairbanks; grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Matthew Zinn, Jon and his wife Liza Peters, Taryn Alvey, Lyssa Alvey and Shanon Betancourt; great-grandchildren, Ailyn Zinn, Tyson Alvey, Avenlee Zinn, Riley Alvey and Brielle Peters; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine “Kitty” and James Cleaveland; nieces, Janie Beam, Sharon and her husband Lee Johnsen; nephew, James and his wife Marlene Cleaveland; and many other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. March 1 at Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. March 2. Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Pallbearers will be Greg Peters, Jeff Huffman, Jon Peters, Matthew Zinn, Chris Slaybaugh and Lee Johnsen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County Hospice House, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.