Hazel Ann Hoover Jarrett, 71, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023, at her residence.

She was born March 12, 1952 in Bath County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Victor Dow Hoover and Phyllis Irene Altizer Hoover.

Hazel retired from the Homestead Resort after 49 years of service where she worked as a Switchboard Operator, Reservations Department, babysitting, and the front desk. She loved to work, spending 7 years part-time as a CNA at the Springs Nursing Center while holding down her full-time job at the Homestead.

She was a member of Ashwood United Methodist Church and the Bath County Lions Club. She was a very dedicated lifetime member of the Hot Springs Rescue Squad, never missing any fund raiser or training class.

She is survived by her husband, Wyatt “Willie” Gilbert Jarrett her husband of 35 years whom she married on December 2, 1987;  a sister-in-law, Barbara Pritt of Hot Springs; her German Shepherd, “Mirage”, her Blood Hound, “Ellie Louise”, and “Ottis” the cat.

A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Building with Reverend Andrew Baek officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.




  1. I’m so very sorry to read this. She was a special lady.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Hazel. She had such a good heart. Rest in Peace Hazel. You don’t have to suffer anymore.

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of our neighbor and friend. She was so good to call to chat. She will be missed so much.


  4. She was such a pleasure to work with.

  5. So sorry to hear about this. She was a year ahead of me in high school.

  6. I’m sorry to hear about this. Hazel was just absolutely the best to me. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. She was just out of high school when she began to babysit for our daughter, Nicole. She was never late arriving in her daddy’s cab and leaving the same way. She was kind and so patient. Great woman. She will be missed.

  8. Loved working with Hazel on the front desk at “The Hotel”! So glad I could help with her last few days among us.

  9. So very sorry to hear about Hazel. She was a very kind person.

  10. So very sorry to see this she was a very sweet person will be missed

  11. Hazel and I go way back to the News Stand days at The Homestead and then we worked together again in Reservations. She was always very helpful and kind and one of the most conscientious workers I’ve ever seen. She was a sweet person and will be missed.

  12. Hazel was wonderful lady. She always called to check on me and mom. I was so honored as her cousin, to have been able to cap her on class night when she graduated. She will be missed. Love you, Hazel. Prayers to the family.

  13. Hazel, such a special lady. She always cared about everyone, how they were doing and being there if you needed someone to talk to. She was a caring and kind soul. Will be greatly missed by many.


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