Heaven became a much brighter and more beautiful place on July 1, 2021, when Mae Elizabeth Hunter Hatfield, age 95, of Amarillo, Texas, passed through those gates of Heaven and into the arms of Jesus. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Mt. Marion Cemetery in Strawn, Texas.
Elizabeth was born on September 2, 1925, in Ft Worth (Birdwell), Texas, to William Carl and Ova Lee Hunter. She graduated from Irving High School in 1944, and married Alton Hatfield on December 17, 1944, in Cleburne, Texas. Alton and Elizabeth lived in Ft Worth following World War II. In 1948, they moved to Denver City, Texas, where they raised their three children. Elizabeth worked as secretary to the superintendent of schools in Denver City until 1973 when she and Alton relocated to Midland, Texas, where she was employed as a bookkeeper with Main Hurdman and Cranstoun. She and Alton remained in Midland after they both retired. They were active in First United Methodist Church in Denver City and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Midland. They also were active in the local and state ostomy associations until Alton’s death in 2003. Elizabeth relocated to Amarillo in 2019.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Ann Dawdy Clary of Amarillo, Biff Hatfield and wife Shauneen of Amarillo, and Rick Hatfield and wife Dianne of Odessa, as well as grandsons Scot Hatfield of Amarillo, Paul Hatfield of San Antonio, and Dustin Hatfield of Odessa, and three great grandsons. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Alton, her parents, her brother W.C. (Bill) Hunter, her sister Bobbie Williams, and grandson Tyler Hatfield.
Elizabeth was known and will always be remembered as a sweet lady who had a quick, contagious smile and for her love and total devotion to her family and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will be missed by many who will regret not having her famous peanut butter fudge or her banana nut bread again.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff of The Legacy at Town Square in Amarillo for the sweet, tender care they provided Elizabeth during her time there. Her family is also very grateful for the care provided by Encompass Health-Hospice of Amarillo. Without the love that was poured out onto Elizabeth by both these organizations, she would have missed out on a great deal of joy and comfort. Each employee made her feel loved and very special. For that her family is eternally grateful.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Alton and Elizabeth Hatfield be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3011 W. Kansas, Midland TX 79701 or Happy Hill Farm Children’s Home, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048.
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