Hazel Ward Adcock, 95, died on July 20 at her home in Falls Church, Va. She had emphysema.
Mrs. Adcock, a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma State University, met her future husband, Lloyd Adcock, a graduate student and future U.S. diplomat, there. The couple traveled extensively throughout the world, living in Turkey and Ethiopia. In the United States, they lived in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, in McLean, Va. and later, Falls Church, where Mrs. Adcock had lived ever since. The couple had two daughters.
A freelance writer and journalist, Mrs. Adcock wrote for several publications and interviewed many national personalities. She later wrote a popular book, “Prairie Hope,” which told the story of early Oklahoma history.
She was active in Falls Church and a member of the Women’s Club, the garden club, the great books group and was the founder of The Cherry Hill Writers and Poets Society. She was especially fond of poetry. She took a great interest in city politics and events, never hesitating to express her opinions.
She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Jane Carr of Kansas City, Kan. and Mrs. Martha Zinger of Portsmouth, R.I.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Murphy’s Funeral Home in Falls Church. Visitation hours will be held today, July 24, at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at Murphy’s with the burial at National Memorial Park following the service.