HOUSTON and WHITING Hazel Hall Welch, 93, daughter of the late Emery and Olive (Wheeler) Hall, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Houston. She was born July 30, 1914, in Whiting, and was a teacher for 34 years. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother, she is survived by her son, Robert E. Welch Jr.; daughter, Joan Portman; son-in-law, Ron Portman; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, at Whiting Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Eastern Maine Medical Center Pediatric Dept., 489 State St., Bangor, ME 04401 or Washington Academy Alumni Association, East Machias, ME 04630. Arrangements are under the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias. www.bragdonkelley.com