Joan Hazelhurst Obituary (1929-2021) – Houston, TX

Joan Potter Hazelhurst
Joan Potter Hazelhurst was born on June 16, 1929 and left this life on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Raised in Houston, she attended River Oaks Elementary, Kinkaid School, Madiera School and Pine Manor Junior College.
In 1950 she married Joe Cullinan and they had four children together. In 1959 she married Darrell LeRoy Hazelhurst.
Joan earned her private pilot license and was a key partner at Hazelhurst Aviation at Andrau Airpark until the company was sold in 1973. She moved to Kerrville, Texas, and lived on the Meadowcreek Ranch on Lower Turtle Creek Road, where they met family, friends and neighbors.
After the ranch was sold in 1983, she built a house in Riverhill. Joan enjoyed quail hunting, fishing, sailing, tennis, traveling and was one of the day trippers. Activities and vacations were particularly important to Joan.
In 2006 she returned to Houston and lived in Buckingham. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston, a former member of the River Oaks Garden Club, a member of the NAMI board of directors in Kerrville, and a member and former volunteer of St. John the Divine Church.
Joan was pre-deceased from her parents Lucile Lister Potter and Hugh Morris Potter; two half-brothers, Hugh Potter, Jr. and William Scott Potter; Husband Roy Hazelhurst; and son-in-law David Holland.
The survivors include their children Kathleen Bywaters (Ban), Carolyn Cullinan, Laura Holland, and Steve Cullinan (Andie); Grandsons, Natalie Lee (Brian), Branson Bywaters, Kristen Smith, Marion Varone (Jacques), Stevie Cullinan (Louisa), Ryan Kelley (Hunter) and Shelby Cullinan; Great-grandchildren, Preston Lee and Emma Lee; Stepdaughter, Darrellyn Burts (Don); Stiefenkel, Donnie Burts (Jennifer) and Maggie Justus (Charlie); Step-great-grandchildren, Gregory Burts (Stephanie), Madeline and Noah Justus; also includes eight wonderful nieces.
The family thanks the Dream Care team and Vantage Hospice for their love and support for Joan.
Friends are cordially invited to visit their families from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 2nd, in the library and in the large foyer of the Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, December 3, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Divine Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, where Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Richnow and Rev. Dr. Leigh Spruill will officiate.
Immediately after the service, guests are invited to greet the family for a reception in the adjoining Sumners Hall.
Before the service, the family will gather for a private funeral at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston.
In place of the usual reminders, the family gratefully requests that commemorative donations in honor of Joan to the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027; or to a charity of your choice.
Please visit Ms. Hazelhurst’s online memorial service at where memories and words of comfort and condolences can be shared with her family.

Published by the Houston Chronicle on November 28, 2021.


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