Rosemary Hambleton, of Terrell, passed away peacefully with family beside her on Feb. 13, 2017. She was born in Childress on Oct. 9, 1921 to Fred and Ila (Baley) Haskett. She was welcomed into Heaven by her parents, her beloved husband, Richard Hambleton, and her treasured children, Richard Haskett Hambleton, Sallie Dennis, Susan Council and Laura Kelling.
She had a wonderful way of making each person she met feel instantly at ease. Her grace and wit were brilliant facets of her personality and, as a young bride, she prioritized her husband and her children by being the best mother and caretaker she could be. After raising her family, she continued her generosity by becoming, and staying, actively involved with the Tawakoni Civic Club and supporting the Tawakoni Area Library. She had a love for reading and how words could tell the best story or re-tell the best memory and she used her talent for writing with each edition of her “Tawakoni Topics” that ran in the Quinlan-Tawakoni news. Her light-hearted tidbits of the area’s social happenings, family visits, recipes, and cookbook compilations were always eagerly anticipated by the community and she was a beloved columnist until her retirement in 2015. A beautiful woman who had a wonderful sense of both family and community, she will be missed by all who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters: Holly Myers and husband Don of Terrell, Heather Thompson and husband Ron of Boerne, TX; son, Paul Hambleton of Henderson; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; dear friends, Joyce and Bill Fobis and Lisa Arnold as well as other extended family and friends in the Quinlan, Tawakoni and Terrell communities that always hold her memory close to their hearts. A Graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas under the direction of Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations in Terrell. In lieu of flowers and to honor Mrs. Hambleton’s love of reading and her love of language, contributions can be made to the Tawakoni Area Public Library, 340 West Hwy 276, West Tawakoni, 75474. Contributions can be funds, books, and even time that can be volunteered to enrich others' lives through reading which she always supported so strongly. Condolences may be shared with her family at www.maxslaytonfunerals.com.