Hazel E. Awalt, 79, homemaker, painter

September 03, 2004

Hazel E. Awalt, a homemaker who painted watercolors, died in her sleep of an apparent heart attack Aug. 27 at her Roland Park home. She was 79.

Born Hazel Elizabeth Clary in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, she was a 1942 Eastern High School graduate. As a young woman she performed in ballet and tap dance recitals.

Many years ago she was a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. secretary.

Mrs. Awalt was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Baltimore Country Club. She painted watercolors in her spare time.

A Mass was offered Tuesday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where she was a member.

Survivors include a son, Paul Richard Awalt of Baltimore; three daughters, Kathleen A. Awalt of Baltimore, Elizabeth Grace Awalt of Concord, Mass., and Sally A. McCoy of Ellicott City; a brother, William G. Clary of Glen Rock, Pa.; and 11 grandchildren. Her marriage to Richard Awalt ended in divorce.

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