Jo Ann Christian Hassell

Profile Updated: August 14, 2017
Residing In: Ooltewah (a suburb of Chattanooga), TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Mike Hassell
Occupation: Retired
Children: Christian Hassell, PhD, born 1962; Melissa Hassell Kohlhof, born 1963. Christian (Chris) is FBI Assistant More…Director, Director of all FBI National and International Laboratories; Melissa is an English Literature and English Honors teacher in Iowa and graduated Magna Cum Laude and nominated 3 times for Teacher of the Year for Iowa and Illinois Region. Both have degrees from University of Texas. UPDATE BELOW
Updating this to say that our son, Chris Hassell, left the FBI in May 2014 and is now at the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Mike Hassell and I started dating when we were in the band at Barwise Junior High. He was in 9th and I was in 8th. We dated all through high school (and dated other people too), but after his Senior year we got married. We were truly high school sweethearts. We were married for about 19 years and then divorced. Later we each married others. Now after being divorced for 30 years we are back together and getting married this year. It is truly a fairytale with a happy ending. In addition to our two children mentioned above, we have 3 granddaughters, TWO great-grandsons. We are both retired and loving every minute of it!!
We made it legal and got married on Nov. 28, 2014 after being divorced for 34 years!

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Oct 23, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Have a great birthday! My mother will be 95 on the 24th & our middle granddaughter will be 31 on the 26th. All you October babies are special!

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Feb 25, 2016 at 11:33 AM

I met Kay in band at Barwise.  We were majorettes and her mother made our uniforms out of green velveeten so we would have something to wear (besides jeans and white shirt)  since it was going to take awhile for the new uniforms to be delivered.  She was always so kind and she got that from her sweet parents.  They raised chinchillas in cages in their back yard and when I would go to her house I was allowed to feed them.  She was a great person, but we lost contact after graduation.  Wishing you light and peace.

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Jan 10, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Jim was a good friend of mine and we carpooled to Barwise and high school a lot.  He and his sister, Laura, always legally had the last name of Fryatt.  When his mother married "Chief" Deerinwater, he brought two boys to the marriage.  They were about six years younger and friends with my brother, Ron Christian.  We all lived in the same neighborhood.  Jim and Laura went by the name of Deerinwater, but Chief never adopted them and their names were never legally changed.  Jim started going by his real name of Fryatt after high school.  He lived in Dallas prior to his death.  He was a wonderful person and died way too early.  He had a lot of talent to contribute to this world.

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Makin' bread in my dotage.
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Very impressive!

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Jo Ann Christian (Hassell) (Martin) and Mike Hassell June 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland
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