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Hazel Carter Hattem

Trusted Marin Realtor

Hazel R. Carter Hattem passed away early in the morning on August 7th, 2023, one week after celebrating her 85th birthday. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over two years before. Mrs. Carter was the widow of the late Benson Hattem, who died in 2008. Mr. Hattem married Hazel Carter, daughter of Henry Hepworth and Edith Bryers on January 2, 1998, in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Civic Center in San Rafael. She was born Hazel Rosemary Hepworth on July 31, 1938, in Aldershot, Hampshire, England.


She was educated at the University of London and the Royal Academy of Dance. After dancing throughout Europe with the International Ballet Company, she was hired as a dancer and choreographer by BBC TV. Her highlight was being in the Royal Command Performance in 1960. She was a flight attendant for Pan American Airways, including trips to Vietnam under fire during the war.


After raising three children, she founded the Marin Academy for Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation and later became a successful Realtor, specializing in properties located in Southern Marin for over 30 years, and retired after selling the Moffitt Mansion in Belvedere. She also worked on the beautification of Blackie’s Pasture and co-founded the flower basket project in downtown Tiburon.


Hazel is survived by three sons, Scott, Adam and Ross and granddaughter Samantha Carter. Step-children include Sara and Glenn Hattem.


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