|Jerry Don HADEN was born on 16 February 1943 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.216 He was adopted about 1948. He died on 8 June 2005 at the age of 62 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.211 |
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 beteran. 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.