Hazel J. Seelbach Acklen

Hazel Acklen PhotoJ. Seelbach Acklen, of League City, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Webster, Texas at the age of 94. She was born on November 15, 1920 in Mount Enterprise, Texas to Jesse and Allie Seelbach. During WWll Hazel worked in Washington D.C. as a “Government Girl” for the War Shipping Administration in the Maritime Service Division. After her time in Washington D.C. she moved to Texas City, went to work for Community Public Service Company for 20 years and in 1946 married a co-worker, J.E. “Shorty” Acklen. They resided in Texas City until 1975 when they moved to League City to enjoy their retirement years. Hazel had a love for cooking, baking, helping others and constantly donated to multiple charities. She had a sincere love for family and always encouraged education and family values to anyone close to her. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband J.E. “Shorty” Acklen, sister Elizabeth “Polly” Seelbach and brothers Roy A. Seelbach and William “Bill” Seelbach. Hazel is survived by her sister Helen M. Parker, nephews Curtis Seelbach and wife Joan, Mark Seelbach and wife Brenda and many other loving family members and friends. Pallbearers will be Curtis Seelbach, Jesse Seelbach, Steve Jones, Michael Moorhead, David Acklen and Jeff Acklen. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Seelbach & Andy Seelbach. The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1:00pm with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 2 o’clock at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to League City United Methodist Church, 1411 West Main Street, League City, Texas 77573, St Jude Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of your choice.

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  1. We miss you already, Aunt Hazel. We’ll always remember you and Uncle Shorty with much love in our hearts. Y’all were really something special!

    Linda and James

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