|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1938|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2010|
Fall River County
South Dakota, USA
Doris Evon Ross Haug, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed from this life on November 10, 2010, near her home in Hot Springs, SD.
Doris and her best friend and husband, Edward (Sandy) Haug, have lived happily outside of Hot Springs in a lovely and peaceful area of the Black Hills since 2000.
Doris was born on March 22, 1938, in Fort Morgan, CO to Elizabeth "Betty" and Glade "Curley" Ross, whom she loved dearly. She had an older brother, James, who died at birth in 1936.
She was always grateful to have a sweet little sister, Nancy Eileen, who was born in 1941. She was also blessed to have her maternal grandmother, Lena Troudt, living in her home most of her life.
Doris always loved school. She attended Lincoln Elementary and then Fort Morgan Junior-Senior High School in Fort Morgan, where she was very active in many organizations and received many honors.
She graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1956 and received Colorado's most prestigious 4 year scholarship, the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.
On August 31, 1957, Doris was married to her childhood sweetheart, Edward Lee "Sandy" Haug, in the First Christian Church in Fort Morgan. They were best friends and were faithful to each other for 53 years of happy marriage.
Doris and Ed were blessed with two very special sons: Kurt Allyn Haug, born in Boulder, CO in 1959 and Vance Eric Haug, born in Long Beach, CA in 1965.
Both of these sons brought them much joy as they were growing up and have continued to do so as wonderful strong men with families of their own. Kurt and his wife, Judy, have eight children: Jordan, Kourtney, Bethany, Emily, Nathan, Bretton, Dustyn, and Kason. Jordan has one son, Kimball.
Vance and his wife, Dana, have three: Heather, Kaitlyn, and Zac. Each grandchild has been unique and special and has been dearly loved by their grandmother. Doris was beloved by all of them and leaves each of them with memories to treasure of Grandma.
Doris was excited and grateful to be the first in her generation of her family to attend college. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1960. While there she was selected to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Delta Kappa. MENSA, and others.
Doris waited until her sons were grown and then attended the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, where she received a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration in 1988. During graduation ceremonies she was presented with the University of Northern Colorado Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence.
Doris was an educator from 1960-2004. She taught at all grade levels, K-12, and was also an elementary art teacher, a reading teacher, an alternative education teacher, and a gifted/talented teacher. After receiving her Masters in Administration,
Doris directed district gifted/talented programs for eleven years. During her career, she also taught at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO at the Laboratory School and in the Education Department at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. During her career.
Doris was a member of many educational organizations and presented at many conferences in many states. She had many awards through the years but valued most the ones given to her by her students, who loved and honored her each year.
Doris changed lives and freely gave love and help to all of them of all ages. The things she taught and the example she was will always be with them.
Doris loved her church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and, along with her husband, was a member since 1963. Wherever they lived, Doris was very active and served in many capacities in Sunday School and in the organizations for the children, young women, and women of the church.
She especially loved her work serving as a Family History Consultant and working in genealogy. Through the years, she gathered thousands of names in their family tree and helped others do the same.
Doris loved our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and spent her life serving Him by loving and serving her family, her friends, and so many others. She will be greatly missed by all.
Loved ones who preceded her in passing were her brother James Ross in 1936, her beloved grandmother Lena Troudt in 1956, and both of her parents, "Curley" and "Betty" Ross in 1975.
For a short time, Doris leaves here on earth her beloved husband; her sons, Kurt and Vance and their families; her sister, Nancy Ross Goin, and husband Lynn, and their family; numerous other family members and dear friends.
Funeral services and a celebration of Doris' life will be held in the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Hot Springs, South Dakota on November 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. A Colorado service will follow on November 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Fort Morgan. This service will be followed by a graveside in Memory Gardens, Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan, CO. Mc Colley's Funeral Home and Heer-Jolliffe Mortuary will be in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please make check out to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the memo portion of the check please write missionary fund. Please send to William Daybrest 12435 Granite Valley Drive Custer, SD 57730.
Doris' family would like to thank all who have loved and cared for our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.
Doris' life can be summed up by three words—Family, Faith, Friends.
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord; I believe that thou art the Christ, the son of God, which should come into the world." John 11:25-27.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs and Heer-Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan, CO. Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61662607