ROBERT DONALD "Don" HADEN120, son of WILLIAM CHARLES HADEN and LOIS GENEVA PIPPIN, was born on 9 February 1939 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.120 He died of lung cancer on 20 March 2004 at the age of 65 in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama.
Don Haden was born in a room his parents were renting in Ladonia, the winter of 1938-39. The house belonged to Miss Jess Stevens and was located at 206 Church Street. The Hadens were starting the produce business in Springdale, but it was seasonal and they had returned to Texas for the winter. There was little money. Lois knew the baby was coming and sent William to get her uncle, Dr. Sam Fry. He got to the car only to find it had no gas - his younger brother Robert had borrowed it for a date and returned it empty. So William had to hot-foot it to Dr. Fry's and they had to walk back - not too fast I'm sure given Dr. Fry's age. By the time they returned, Miss Jess had already delivered the baby boy. Dr. Fry signed the birth certificate as "Baby Boy Haden".
Don died quietly and peacefully at 5:40 AM on a Saturday morning. A beautiful Spring day. He was both born and died in his home.
Robert D. “Don” Haden, age 65, a resident of Wetumpka died at home on Saturday, March 20, 2004 after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 26, at First United Methodist Church of Wetumpka with a time of visitation with the family to follow in the Family Life Center.
KAREN KAY ADAMSON [Adopted name McKIM] and ROBERT DONALD "Don" HADEN had the following children:
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