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Hazel C. Whitaker Gourlay
Hazel C. Whitaker GourlayHazel C. Whitaker Gourlay, age 78 of Hilliard, went home to be with the Lord February 11, 2011 at her home.   She was born April 25, 1932 to the late John Robert and Cathrine Elizabeth (Sherbourne) Ingram.  She was also preceded in death by her late husband and father of her children, Eugene Lawrence Whitaker, who passed away in 1971.  She married David Gourlay in 1984 and they were married until his death in 2006.

Hazel was a charter member of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Columbus and a 20-year and current member of Riverside Bible Church in Columbus.  She retired from Southwestern City Schools where she taught art at Georgesville and Kingston Schools.  She was an accomplished and talented artist and enjoyed gardening and raising animals.

Hazel was a beloved mother and is survived by her children, Patricia (John) Conant, Grove City; Catherine (Dean) Unger, Largo, Florida; David (Denise) Whitaker, San Francisco, California; Stephen (Shirley) Whitaker, Prospect; Laura Whitaker, Paradise, California; and step-children, Jeffrey (Sharon) Gourlay, Lancaster; Deborah (Greg) Cox, San Diego, California; 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life services will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM in the Riverside Bible Church, 5330 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH  43235 with Pastor Arthur Crawford officiating.  Private family burial will take place at Union Cemetery.  In keeping with Hazel’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours.

Memorial gifts may be made to Community Christian Fellowship, P. O. Box 45, Prospect, OH  43342

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#1 from: Bob and Ruth Stringer
Terre Haute In 47802
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM

We are deeply sorry to hear about Hazel.  We know she is happy now. She made David very happy.



#2 from: Ellen Long
Hilliard,OH
Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Hazel was my neighbor for 18 years.  She was a remarkable person.  I will miss seeing her, but I know she's in a better place.  My deepest sympathies to her family.  She was a great friend and I couldn't have ask for a better neighbor.  She will be missed.



#3 from: phyllis schreiner & family
marysville ohio 43030
Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 9:14 AM

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY'S AND   CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU. ANYTHING WE CAN DO LET US KNOW. OUR PRAYERS & LOVE ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME.



#4 from: LINDA DALESSANDRO
NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR OF HAZEL
Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM

HAZEL WAS A SOFT SPOKEN THOUGHTFUL AND FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR.  MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  NOT LONG AGO HAZEL POINTED OUT TO ME THAT A RECENTLY PRESCRIBED MEDICINE COULD KILL ME.  I LOOKED INTO IT AND FOUND SHE WAS RIGHT!  I COULDN'T THANK HER ENOUGH!  SO TO ALL OF YOU THAT LOVED HER PLEASE KNOW THAT HER LIFE WAS A BLESSING TO THOSE AROUND HER UNTIL THE END.  SHE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH!  LINDA  



#5 from: Bob and Shirley Gourlay
Montgomery, Al.
Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 4:50 PM

We are sorry for your loss.  We enjoyed being with Hazel the few times we were in Columbus.  She and David were so happy and she took good care of David.  We are thankful to know that she is in a better place and hopefully has even got to see David and all her family.  She will be missed.



#6 from: Dean Fulks
Delaware
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Dear Whitaker Family,

We were so sorry to hear about Ms. Gourlay's passing. Thank you for your family's faithfulness to God's Kingdom.

Sincerely,
LifePoint Church Staff



#7 from: David & Maria Lourdes Dwiggins
San Pablo City, Philippines
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Apple (Maria Lourdes) and I send our condolences. Our Lord will comfort you during this difficult time. It's great knowing he is with us always and we're never alone. Wish we could be there to share tears and remembrances. God bless you all.



#8 from: pastor jerry sickles
northeast baptist church
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 6:36 AM

Steve.Iam sorry to hear about your loss. I never got to meet your mother, but someday I will.Our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family during this time of loss,and celebration of your mothers life.May God bless you and continue to be with you all.In Christ your brother Pastor Jerry Sickles



#9 from: Brett Castle
Maize Road Baptist Church
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Steve, We are so sorry to hear about your families loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Brett



#10 from: Bill and Pat Gourlay
Camden, SC
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM

So sorry for your loss.  Hazel was a very lovely lady and will certainly be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Love, Bill and Pat



#11 from: Reverend E. Solomon Ernst
Columbus, Ohio
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

I want you to know that I stand with you in prayer that the Lord will give you the strength to go through your grief and sarrow. He is able1



#12 from: Frank Robinson
delaware ohio
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Brother Steve,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm am keeping you and your family in prayers.

Frank Robinson



#13 from: Mike Torlina
Hilton Head Island, SC
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Cathy and Dean, I am so sorry to hear the news of your mothers passing. It is my hope that during this time of sorrow and loss you find comfort in the fact that your mother is at peace with the Lord. I will keep you in my prayers.

Mike



#14 from: Dorothy & Stan Grinnell
Lancaster, S.C.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Pastor Steve, Shirley and family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.  Thanking the Lord that you know where she is, will see her again in heaven




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