She was born on September 22, 1910, in a dug out in Nogales, New Mexico. She graduated from Dublin High School and played basketball in which she was the captain of the team that won state in 1928.
She married Doyle Hair in 1928 after graduation; Doyle preceded her in death, November 18, 1981. She is survived by her sister, Charlene Warren Rutherford and husband Don of Broken Arrow; their children, Carol Ann and Bill of Oklahoma and Delma’s children, Doylene Hair Hazlett and husband Bill and Douglas Lynn Hair. She was grandmother to Darren, Randy, Kreg and Trace Hazlett. Then there were 8 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Collin, Carleigh, Angela, Courtney, Creighton, Kelly and Lexi. Matilda Polson Isaacks was like a daughter to her, and they were great friends.
Delma was a member of the Pawnee Baptist Church for many years and was involved in the Missionary Society, Girl’s Auxiliary and many Vacation Bible Schools. Delma was also a member of the Eastern Star Organization.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services began at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, June 23, 2013, in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Brewer and Rev. Mike Whitefield officiating. Interment followed in the Pawnee Cemetery, with Darren, Randy, Kreg, Trace, Ryan, Collin and Creighton serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Lacy Pouge, Walter Wernli, Donald Hines, Bill Green, Degorio Duenes and Tom Kerr.
The family wishes to send a special thanks to her loving caregivers over the years, Esther Bryan, Rosie Monsivais and Ida Fonseca and the staff of Nurses in Touch Hospice.
Mother, we love you and have been blessed to have you for 102 plus years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the Pawnee Baptist Church Building Fund.