Hazel Jane Bayer

Hazel Jane Bayer
November 3, 1922 – July 23, 2018

Our mother of faith, our teacher of love, our family heartbeat, Hazel Jane Dotson Bayer, passed from this life on Monday, July 23, 2018, in Bryan.  She was our joy and the foundation of our family. We will honor her during visiting hours from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7:30 July 25, 2018 at St Joseph Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. John McCaffrey officiating.  Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Monsignor Gleissner Memorial Mausoleum.  Service in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Hazel Dotson was born on November 3, 1922 in Burleson County to Henry E. Dotson and Clara Bell Dean Dotson.  Hazel was the sixth of eight children in the marriage of her parents.  She graduated from Caldwell High School in May of 1940.  Hazel married William “Bill” Bayer, on December 28, 1941.  They shared 44 years together before his passing in 1985.  They raised five children who have remained in the BCS area.  Hazel’s home was always open to family, extended family and friends.   She loved and enjoyed hosting family gatherings through the years.  She and Bill built a home in the country to provide adequate space to bring family and friends together.  After raising her children, she went back to school and pursued a career in nursing.  She loved to be outside whether working in her flowerbeds, raising birds or just feeding and watching them.   Hazel was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Clara Dotson, her husband, Bill Bayer, her grandson, Claude Wayne Rosier III, son-in-law, Russ Kerr, and step-grandson, Jason Lovell.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Janis Bayer, Michael and Janice Bayer, Thomas and Linda Bayer, her daughter Kathy Kerr, and daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Claude Rosier; grandchildren; Jared & wife Mandie Bayer, Dean & wife Barbara Bayer, Paula & husband Jamie Batten, Jerry & wife Nancy Winn, Cullyn & wife Kim Winn, Stephanie & husband Jimmy Henson, Logan Winn, Cody Kerr, Robyn Bettencourt, Paige & husband Mark Vavra, Kristina Rosier, Josh Rosier, Holly & husband Jesse Prihoda, Becky & husband Ryan Stewart, Jordyn & husband Justin Scott, Tyler & wife Shelbie Bayer, Kevin Lovell, Stephanie Waskow, Dustin Lovell, Mandy & husband Clint Ashford, T.J. Bayer; great-grandchildren, Colton and wife Shelbi Bayer, Justus Bayer, Gaven Schultz, Camryn Schultz,Sydnie Bayer, Bradley Bayer, Madison Batten, Hunter Batten, Cole Winn, Ezekial Barajas, Pablo Barajas, Zechariah Barajas, Matthew Winn, Anica Winn, Trey Winn, Travis Psencik, Rylee Psencik, Avery Psencik, Colton Henson, Cody Kerr, Kylee Rosier, Jonathan Bettencourt, Kamrin Bettencourt, Chase Bettencourt, Austin Vavra, Sloane Vavra, Patience Vavra, Presley Prihoda, Colt Prihoda, Creed Prihoda, Bailey Stewart, Brantley Stewart, Hazel Scott, Rainey Scott, McCord Scott, Charli Grace Scott, Layla Bayer, Piper Bayer, Sackett Bayer, Bodie Lovell, Brantley Lovell, Makenzie Lovell, Austin Waskow, Barrett Waskow, Berkley Bayer, Destynie Ashford, Kenleigh Ashford; great-great grandchildren: Blakeli Bayer, Allie Winn, Gabriel Winn, Leo Bettencourt, McCahl Bayer.

In lieu of flowers, your kind memorial donation can be given to Hospice Brazos Valley, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Building Fund, in memory of Hazel J. Bayer.

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  1. Many Prayers and Hugs to The Bayer Family on the loss of this AWESOME and AMAZING Lady—-BLESS YOUR HEARTS as you go thru these next several days, weeks and months!
    Moms will always hold a SPECIAL PLACE in our hearts——know you are all in everyone’s thoughts and prayers.
    Deepest Sympathy
    Sending you all Bug Hugs
    Nan Houdek Latimer

  2. Such a sweet and caring lady. Loved everyone and was Grandma to all . She will be missed. God be with all the family and praying for all.

  3. My condolences to all of the family! Some of my fondest memories were all the hayrides and huge gatherings at Grandma Bayer’s house with my best-friend Robyn.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was the BEST mom, grandmother, and friend to all. She’ll be missed by so many. I love the Bayer family with all my heart. We have shared so much together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. The love and kindness of Bill and Hazel is exemplified by their children, grand children, and great- grand-children. What a wonderful family. May the love expressed by the community for your mother help you through this difficult time.

  6. To the Family,

    My condolences to the family on the passing of your dear loved one. I know that this is a very difficult time for you as death is an enemy to all of us. The lost of a precious family member and the pain that we experience from that lost is not easy. May you find comfort and strength in Jehovah God’s words at Revelation 21:4, which gives us a sure promise that death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. I pray that He will grant you peace at this most difficult time. I am so sorry.

  7. Wishing I was there to express my condolences personally to the family and to pay my respects as you honored this special woman. Living so far away, I only had too infrequent opportunities to be in her presence and knowing her better. I have many fond memories of her when we were in Texas for vacations and reunions and I will always be appreciative for her hospitality during those times.
    My compliments to Kathy, Patricia and any and all others who worked on such a wonderful obituary (with very well done video). I loved the old photos of her, Uncle Bill and the Dime Box family. The depth of their love for each other marrying just as the war was starting with all the uncertainty that lay ahead is remarkable.
    My condolences and sympathy to all of the family,
    Wayne Bayer

  8. We know the hurt you are feeling with the passing of your mother, we send our love and prayers for her and for you and your family.

    Marilyn and Gary

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