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- Published on 13 November 2013
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Funeral services for Hazel Parchman Coulson, age 93 of the Woodlands, were Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Christ Church United Methodist in the Woodlands.
Burial was in the Woodlands Cemetery.
Mrs.Coulson was born Jan. 31, 1920 in Mount Vernon to Roy and Dovie Mattingly Parchman. She received her bachelor of science degree from East Texas State University at Commerce and a masters degree in education from the University of Houston. Early in her career, she served as an A&M Extension Service Agent in Hudspeth and Austin Counties. During this time, she learned how to fly and owned an interest in a small plane, the Culver. She dedicated 39 years in the field of eucation with 33 years in Houston ISD. The last seven years were spent as principal of Samuel C. Red Elementary School. She was a long time member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women educators. She was also one of the founders of SMART, which is the South Montgomery Association of Retired Teachers. She was an active member of the Christ Church United Methodist.
She died Saturday, Nov. 2. She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Edward D. Coulson, her parents, and a brother, J. D. Parchman.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Sarah Parchman of Mount Vernon; her nephews, David Parchman of Mount Vernon and Coy Van Parchman of Mount Pleasant; a step-daughter, Lois Coulson-Davis of Houston; two step-grandsons, two step-nephews, and numerous other relatives of the second, third, and fourth generations.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Church United Methodist of the Woodlands, 6363 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands, Tex., 77381.