Eleanor J. Haugh, age 93, passed away on April 7, 2019 in Mesa, AZ at Bella Vista Senior Living. She was born on December 20, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas to Andrew Martin Shirk and Genevieve Abigail (Matney) Shirk. On March 30, 1946 she married the love of her life, James L. Haugh. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before Jim unexpectedly passed away on July 14, 2015. Together they had two sons and one daughter. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a devout Christian, spending many quiet moments praying for the safety and health of her family. She attended the First Southern Baptist Church of Yreka, CA and Hessel Union Church in Sebastopol, CA. She enjoyed taking care of her family, cooked wonderful meals, planted vegetable gardens and grew beautiful flowers. Her favorite plant was the Daphne bush and she wrote the poem below.
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Oh, The Daphne
Fragrant jewel of the winter,
She sets the stage for Mother Nature’s dazzling springtime show,
A preview of earth’s resurrected beauties,
As her crimson buds unfold to white, lemon scented blossoms.
She awakens our senses to the promised rites
Of springtime’s miracle of rebirth and renewal – Eleanor J Haugh
She is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Haugh. She is survived by her three children, Michael Haugh of Kingman, AZ, Danny (Janet) Haugh of Santa Rosa, CA, and Denise (Steven) Azevedo of Gilbert, AZ; nine grandsons, two great-granddaughters and her sister, Susanne F. Williams of Allen, TX.
No services are planned for Eleanor. Condolences can be made online at Falconer’s Funeral Home.