Obituary of Hazel Elleen Dobbs
Dobbs, Hazel Elleen, 87, of Largo, FL, born January 13th, 1935, went to heaven June 15th, 2022, at Bay Pines VA Memorial Hospital. Hazel was born in Wayne, West Virginia. Her family included mother and father, Lucian and Sadie Merritt, followed by six brothers and three sisters. Hazel joined the Army in Beckley, West Virginia, where she worked in the medical field at the hospital on base from July 1955 - November 1956. Hazel then met her husband, Lewis Dobbs, who served in the Air Force. They had three children as they traveled the world serving our country. When Hazel came to Florida, the volunteers at St. Pete General Hospital put her through nursing school, where she obtained her LPN license. She then served 27 years and retired from Bay Pines VA Hospital.
Hazel is survived by her three children. Richard Dobbs, 64, born in Ohio. Debra Van Tilburg, 62, born in Greece. Joseph Dobbs, 58, born in Illinois. And her only grandchild, Sara Dobbs, 25, born in St. Petersburg, FL. Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.
May her bright smile and charming spirit never be forgotten. She will forever be in our hearts.
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