Burnside, Hazel (Tice) (September 14, 1899 - November 1, 1995)

Hazel Tice Burnside

Douglas Budget - November 8, 1995

Hazel Tice Burnside, 96, of Cheyenne, died Wednesday at Life Care Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1899, in the Bronson, Mich.,area, where she was reared and educated and took her Normal Teacher's Training. On June 3, 1926, she married Carlton Burnside at Ann Arbor, Mich., who, along with his wife, were from Michigan pioneer families.

The Burnsides moved to Washington, D.C., where Dr. Burnside received his Ph.D from George Washington University and later worked for the Department of Agriculture at the Beltsville Experiment Station as a research entomologist in the field of diseases of honey bees.

While living there, the Burnsides had three children.

Mrs. Burnside was active in the PTA and in the Sherwood Presbyterian Church. The family moved to Laramie in September 1941 when Dr. Burnside transferred to work at the University of Wyoming Department of Agriculture in the bee lab. Mrs. Burnside then became active in the local Presbyterian Church and the PTA.

After her husband died she returned to her college studies at the University of Wyoming and was later employed at the UW wool department, agronomy department and the Department of Agriculture, Clark McNare Shelter Belt Tree Division.

She was house mother for the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at the University of Wyoming for four years. Upon retirement in 1965 she returned to active participation in the clubs and organizations of the Laramie area.

She belonged to the Alpha Chapter #1 of the Order of Eastern Star, serving in several officer positions and serving as Worthy Matron for one year. She served as a board member of the United Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Burnside was active in the Jacques Laramie Chapter of DEAR, serving as Regent from 1972-75. She was a member of Faculty Wives Club, Extension Homemakers, Kappa Delta Mothers, Laramie PTA and Laramie Senior Citizens. She was an original member of NARFE and was a life member in the Laramie Chapter.

Mrs. Burnside was active as a Gray Lady at Ivinson Memorial Hospital and served the juices to hundreds of patients during their hospital stay. Mrs. Burnside's youngest child was only seven years old when Dr. Burnside died, so she raised him as a single parent through his school years and into the completion of his medical school education from the University of Colorado.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Flint of Cheyenne and Barbara Wise of Douglas; one son, Richard Burnside, who is now practicing Orthopedic Surgery in Huntsville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in October 1949; her parents, Bert and Libby Tice; three brothers; and one sister.

Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne with the Rev. Darryl Cry officiating. Interment of cremains was at the Greenhill Cemetery in Laramie.

Friends who wish may contribute to a charity of choice.

Services were under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes in Cheyenne.


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