Ronald Duane Haug
Nov. 17, 1926-Aug. 14, 2012
Ron was born November 17, 1926 in Cando, North Dakota to Christoffer August Haug and Susanna Olson. He passed away August 14, 2012 at a memory care community in Silverdale, WA.
The Haug family moved to the Pacific Northwest during the great depression, and Ron graduated from Seattle’s Lincoln High School class of 1943. He played basketball on the varsity team and spent many happy hours playing softball at Lower Woodland Park.
In the fall of 1943, Ron entered the University of Washington (U.W.) and played varsity basketball his freshmen year. After completing one year at the U.W., Ron entered the Coast Guard and served as a radioman on troop transport ships between San Francisco, CA and the Asian War Zones from 1944 through 1946.
Upon honorable discharge from the service, Ron returned to the U. W. to earn his BS in Zoology. He entered Dental School at the University and in 1953 earned his DDS. He practiced general dentistry for five years and then returned to the U.W. to earn his Orthodontic Degree in 1960.
During his studies at the U.W. Dental School, Ron met Marcia Churchill and they were married June 14, 1952 at the Florence Henry Memorial Chapel in Seattle. They made their first home in Port Angeles,WA, where Ron’s interest in steelhead fishing was first realized. Marcia and Ron celebrated 60 years of marriage this past June. In May of 1960, Ron and Marcia moved to Pleasanton, CA with two daughters Sally and Jane, and one small turtle. Ron practiced orthodontics in Hayward, CA for 35 years retiring in 1995. While living in Pleasanton, Ron belonged to the Alameda County Dental Society, PORG Orthodontic Study Club, and PSCO Dental Society. He was an avid steelhead and shad fisherman, belonging to a fly-tying club, and played both golf and tennis at Castlewood County Club in Pleasanton.
After retirement, Ron and Marcia permanently moved to the family home in Indianola, WA where Ron perfected his landscaping techniques and enjoyed many memorable summertime moments with the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Ray Haug, and one sister, Carol Jarvis.
Ron is survived by: his wife, Marcia; daughters, Sally (Gary) Haug Walker of Livermore, CA and Jane (Mark) Haug Brown of Tucson, AZ, sisters-in-law, Elloise Halverson Haug of Seattle and Ruth E. Churchill of Tiburon, CA, nephews, Steve (Joy) Jarvis of Bothell, WA, Jeff Jarvis of Seattle, WA and Chase (Kate) Jarvis of Seattle, WA, grandchildren, Adrianne (Joey) Haynes D’Amico, Veronica (Jerico) Haynes Castillo, Callan Walker, Zoe Walker, and Aaron Brown and great-grandchildren Caitlynn Castillo and Ruby D’Amico.
A special thank you to all the caregivers at Emeritus of Silverdale; The Haug family greatly appreciates the care and compassion you showed to Ron.
At Ron’s request, there will not be a service. Remembrances in his name can be made to: Indianola Beach Improvement Club PO Box 212 Indianola, WA 98342 or Children’s Hospital Research Foundation (Oakland, CA) at www.chofoundation.org.
Arrangements entrusted to The Stone Chapel Poulsbo Mortuary.
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