Hazel Parshall (Carl) Holden

Hazel Holden

Hazel Parshall (Carl) Holden was a wife and mother, a grandmother and great-grandmother, who had a strong faith in God.

She died peacefully on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York. She was 94.

She was born Dec. 21, 1925 in Rome, New York to Earl and Lena Parshall. 

She was a wife and mother for 26 years during which time she participated in Boy Scouts, 4-H, Women’s Guild, Guilderland PTA, and other community services. Hazel lived many years in Guilderland. Upon the death of her husband, Ray D. Carl, a World War II veteran, she worked for 17 years as a secretary. 

She moved to Saratoga Springs with her second husband, Everett S. Holden, in 1983, and then returned to live in Delmar upon his death. She did volunteer work for AARP Fort Orange, the New York Capital District Women’s Club, and Bethany Reformed Church.

“She enjoyed tending her flower gardens, playing her piano, and making stunningly beautiful quilts,” her family wrote in a tribute. “She loved social and family gatherings and graced those present with her beautiful smile and liveliness. Above all, she had a strong faith in God.”


Hazel Parshall (Carl) Holden is survived by her sister, Persis Parshall Vehar; her three children, Susan Carl, Virginia Golden and her husband, Kenneth, and John Carl and his wife, Patricia; her seven grandchildren, Jessica Miranda and her husband, Michael, Virginia Moore and her husband, Gokhan Duymazlar, Matthew Moore and his wife, Emma-Sue, Sara Moore and her husband, Arthur Haines, Christopher Golden, Timothy Golden, and Nolan Carl; her five great-grandchildren, Sydney and Meagan Miranda, Fera Nata Haines, Isabelle Rose Duymazlar, and Mercy Rose Moore; and by many nieces and nephews.

Her brother, Albert Parshall, died before her, as did her sisters, Patricia Miller and Phyllis McDonald; her eldest son, Stephen Carl; and her great-grandson Kineo Haines.

A private family service will be held with a celebration of her life to be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions, in recognition of the staff who gave her patient and compassionate care, may be made to St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 301 Hackett Blvd., Albany NY 12208.


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