HAZEL AGNES (TIBBETTS) KLEINSHMIDT, 86, passed away in Camden on September 16, 2022. Hazel was the daughter of the late Annie Seigers, Hubley, Tibbetts, Baker and the late Fredrick Tibbetts. She attended Whitefield Grammar School and in 1949 at the age of 14, she joined the devoted life members of the Arlington Grange in Whitefield, Maine. She graduated from Wiscasset High School and in 1953 moved to Connecticut. In Connecticut, she married Lawrence Parlin, On June 6,1958 they were blessed with a daughter, Judy Parlin who passed away on that same day. While in Connecticut, Hazel joined the Stafford Spring Grange where she was a member for 25 years. While in the Grange, she received her 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degree and 5th degree Pomonia. Hazel attended Mansfield Training School and received her CNA certificate where she worked as a home health care worker. In 1980 she moved back to Maine and joined the Jefferson Village Grange where she received her 6th National Degree and 7th State National Grange. In August 2022, she received a certificate for being in the Grange for 75 years. Hazel was also a gate keeper, lecturer and a Steward. On June 18, 1983, she married Richard Kleinschmidt until his death in 1989. She then worked at the Cohen Center in Hallowell, Maine until her retirement. Hazel moved in with her companion, Frank "Beanie" Holmes in 1999 and lived on the Griffin Road in Windsor until he passed on June 19, 2015.
Hazel is survived by her sister, Gladys Glidden and brother-in-law Leo Glidden of Jefferson, Jennie Feyler of Whitefield; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a dear friend, Tina Gray. Hazel is predeceased by her parents; her sister Minnie Farris and brother-in-law Ernest Farris; her sister Dora Bowden and brother-in-law George Bowden; her brother Charles Tibbetts and sister-in-law Elenor Tibbetts; a step-brother Lawrence Hubley and sister-in-law Rose Hubley; brother-in-law Charles Feyler Jr. Hazel was also a member of the Historical Society and Women's Auxiliary both of Jefferson, Maine.
Hazel wanted to thank Windward Gardens for their excellent care they gave her and Maine Healthcare Hospice at Home for being there for her through her last days. She will be buried in Fairview Cemetery in Jefferson, Maine where a service will be held on October 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. Memories and condolences may be shared on her tribute wall.