Hazel Marie Cannon Moreland

Hazel Marie Cannon Moreland passed away at Clear Lake Hospital on Monday, August 7, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family.

A longtime resident of Texas City, she was born on December 10, 1919, to Charlie and Lela Cannon in Seminole, Oklahoma.

When she was 19, Hazel married her sweetheart Troy Moreland on March 23, 1939, in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Together, they faced the conflict of World War II as they traveled to Troy’s Navy assignments overseas.  Later, Troy was hired by Union Carbide and the couple moved first to Spring Branch, Texas, and then to Texas City, Texas.  The couple made lifelong friends through their work with the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Club where Troy was an Exalted Ruler, and the RV Club of Airstream Owners.  Hazel and Troy spent many wonderful days in their Airstream overlooking Lake Sam Rayburn and traveling throughout the U. S. with the Airstream Club and with family on adventures all over the world.  Hazel devoted her life to her family and her church.

She will be greatly missed!

Hazel was predeceased by Troy Moreland, her husband of 72 years; her parents Charlie and Lela Cannon; three brothers, and one sister.

Hazel is survived by her son Larry Lee Moreland and his life partner Lucille Wilbur.

She is also survived by four grandchildren—Lance (Christina) Moreland of Cypress, TX; Brett (Michelle) Moreland of the Woodlands, TX; Natalie (Sean) Joslin of Williamsburg, VA; and Emily (Richard) Lunsford of San Antonio, TX.    In addition, she was survived by her great-grandchildren Luke Moreland, Ashton Moreland, Bryson Moreland, Meredith Moreland, Madison Kaczynski, Hailey Kaczynski, Cole Lunsford, and Olivia Lunsford.  She will also be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Cannon and by her nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Gerry Moreland and wife Mary Margaret.

Visitation will be from 9:00am-10:00am on Friday, August 11, 2017 with the Funeral services to follow at 10:00am on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the James Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Ave, La Marque, TX, with Dr. C.O. Magee officiating. Burial will be at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX.

Pallbearers will be Lance Moreland, Brett Moreland, Rich Lunsford, Bryson Moreland, Cole Lunsford and Harry Baughman.





  1. We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Hazel. We grew to love her at Laurel Court. She loved the chocolates that I would bring her. She was a wonderful tablemate in the lunchroom to Mom, Loretta Hall. Mother was so saddened to hear about Hazel because she had come across the hall to visit the day before. I was so glad Mom got moved closer to her, and Hazel came to visit her quite frequently after Mom moved closer. I loved to sit and talking with her about traveling, and she loved to hear my travel stories and tell me hers. She will greatly be missed. Our prayers are with the family. So glad we got to meet you, Larry, and you, Lucille. May God comfort your heart. You were blessed to have her so many years.

    Mickey and Shirley Burwell
  2. Hazel was a remarkable woman. I was very blessed for knowing her. Hazel loved her makeup on and wearing her earrings. She was very happy when I cleaned her room and put her make up on and fixed her hair. Hazel always said that she was happy that her son was being good taking care of. We will missed her always! Hazel is now with her beloved husband Troy. They are now together traveling the world with Jesus.

    Lucille Wilbur
  3. I have such fond memories of Hazel and Troy Moreland. They were blessed in life and now will be blessed again as Hazel joins Troy to start their new adventure together as they travel through eternity with Christ. What a grand destination on a road well traveled. Our prayers are with the Moreland family and friends, especially Larry, who has always loved and taken exceptional care of his parents.

    Elizabeth and Peggy Carlson

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