|Jerry Don HADEN was born on 16 February 1943 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.222 He was adopted about 1948. He died on 8 June 2005 at the age of 62 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.217 |
Jerry Don was adopted by his stepdad. Name before adoption was Jerry Don Duncan.
TULSA, Okla. -- Jerry Don Haden, 62, of Tulsa died June 8, 2005, at Tulsa. He was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Clovis, N.M., to Robert and Jean Haden. He retired from American Airlines in February 2000. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patty; one son, Brian, both of the home; his mother of Springdale.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa.
Burial will be in Floral Haven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association
The Morning News, Springdale, AR, Online Archives.
Obituary - Tulsa World (6/9/05, A12)
HADEN - Jerry Don, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2005 in Tulsa, OK. Born February 16, 1943, in Clovis, NM to Robert and Jean Haden.
Retired from American Airlines in Employee Relations in February, 2000. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by his father. Survived by his wife, Patty son, Brian, both of the home; mother, Jean Haden of Springdale, AR.
Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2005 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel with interment at Floral Haven Cemetery. Family suggests contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Moore's Southlawn Chapel.
Jerry Don has a military stone, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, Tulsa co, OK. He was a Sgt. in the Air Force.
What we never knew about Jerry Don is that he was active in Civil War enactments and apparently had a great interest in Civil War History. The following was printed in The Civil War News, September 2005, p.40
Jerry Haden of Tulsa CWRT Dies.
Tulsa, Okla. Jerry D. Haden, an ardent Civil War buff and living historian who was a co-founder of the Tulsa Civil War Round Table, died June 8 at age 62.
The constitution and bylaws Haden wrote for the round table, which was founded in December 1980, are still in use. He served in all of the leadership positions and was the only charter member still active in the organization. He was constantly reminded by the membership that he was indeed Tulsa's oldest living Confederate veteran. In 2001, the Round Table presented both Haden and Ed Bearss with the organization's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was staff sergeant of the Trans-Mississippi Rifles. As a reenactor, Haden participated in several battle reenactments and was a background artist in "The Blue and The Grary" and "North & South I & II". He enjoyed telling stories about meeting Johnny Cash and Kirstie Allie during filming of "North & South."
He often found the time to take his Civil War hobby into local schools, wearing his uniform as well as bringing along several items that were carried by Civil War soldiers.
Haden was born on Feb. 16, 1943, in Clovis, N.M. and grew up in Springdale, Ark. He retired from American Airlines in February 2000 after a 30-plus-year career in employee relations. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Patty, and son, Brian.
The Trans-Mississippi Rifles and the 1st Arkansas Light Artillery honored Haden with special salutes at events following his death. The Tulsa Civil War Round Table took up a special collection that was sent to the Civil War Preservation Trust in his memory.
There was a full page tribute in "The Voice" of the Camp Chase Gazette, Vol. 32, No. 10, Sep, 2005, p.45, written by Steve Warren, titled 'Tulsa Civil War Round Table Mourns the Death of Jerry D. Haden, Groups' Co-Founder'. Much of the above article is repeated but there were some additional tidbits.
The Tulsa Civil War Round Table is mourning the passing of Jerry D. Haden, an ardent Civil War buff and living historian who crossed over the river to rest under the shade of the trees on June 8, 2005.
...Haden was the only charter member of the Tulsa CWRT still active in the organization. He served in all leadership positions in the Tulsa CWRT over the last 25 years. Jerry was also constantly reminded by the membership that he was indeed Tulsa's oldest living Confederate veteran.
...Haden remembered the Round Table's first meeting place was at the old Furr's Cafeteria then located at Tulsa's Utica Square Mall. ...group even received the honor of being locked inside the building one night, when the restaurant's manager forgot about his guests on the second floor.
...The TMR (Trans-Mississippi Rifles) performed a special salute to Staff Sergeant Haden on July 16, 2005, at the annual commemoration of the Battle of Honey Springs at the Honey Springs Battlefield Park located south of the city of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
...As a living historian, Jerry appeared as a background artist in several Civil War television series and films, including "The Blue and the Gray" and "North & South I & II" ...He remembered the late country singer Johnny Cash, who played John Brown in "North & South" as just a regular guy who shook hands and talked with all the reenactors on the set. Jerry also recalled a young Patrick Swayze, who was at the beginning of his entertainment career. Swaynze, Haden remembered, was rather standoffish and received the nickname "Pretty Boy" by the reenactors, because he was always surrounded by make-up artists and hairstylists. In contrast, Jerry befriended a young actress, who was playing her first lead roll ...he and a couple of other reenactors had dinner with Kirstie Allie after filming was completed one day.
...special collection was sent to the Civil War Preservation Trust in memory of a southern gentleman, who will be greatly missed.