In Memory Of

Hazel Humbert

Humbert August 2, 2004 Hazel Lucy (Petree) Humbert died suddenly Monday, August 2, 2004, at Auburn Memorial Hospital. She was born December 22, 1910, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Bernice (Richards) Petree and Weedon Arthur Petree. She was the wife of the late John C. Humbert. She was the sister of Benjamin Petree of Silver Spring, Maryland, and the late Mary (Petree) Smith and the late Weedon Arthur (Bill) Petree Jr. Mrs. Humbert earned her bachelor's degree at Park College, Parkville, Missouri and her Master's Degree at Syracuse University. During World War II she worked as personal secretary to the president of Enna Jettick shoes in Auburn. She later became secretary to state senator George R. Metcalf. She was on the citizen's advisory board that helped build the Arthur A. Gates Elementary School in Port Byron, and taught French and Latin at East High School and Auburn Comprehensive High School. She was an active member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Auburn. She belonged to the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Auburn, the Traveler's Club, the Reading Club and, the Audubon Society and served as Throop town historian. She and her husband were early supporters of Planned Parenthood. She leaves her daughter Jayne Humbert of Syracuse, New York; her son John Humbert of Edgartown, Massachusetts; her son Richard Humbert of Liverpool, New York; and her son Alan Humbert of Waltham, Massachusetts; along with six grandchildren. Calling hours will be Saturday, August 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. from Mosher-Neagle Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Auburn, 607 North Seward Avenue. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery in Throop. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Planned Parenthood of Auburn, New York, or the scholarship fund of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Auburn, New York.