- 81 years old
- Date of birth: May 16, 1930
- Place of birth:
Carrington, North Dakota, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 6, 2012
- Place of passing:
Yakima, Washington, United States
|The memory of Mary Ann will be with us forever|
"We still have our daily talk. Miss you!"
"Missed and remembered by your friends and family"
"HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY, M. I MISS YOU, AND THINK OF YOU OFTEN ESPECIALLY WHEN I GO FISHING."
"A Happy Birthday to you Mary."
"To a wonderful person, teacher and coach! She was one of my favorite teachers as well as my tennis coach. I can still remember her getting so nervous during my matches at District. There was a trail of sunflower seeds where ever she went. It blew me away when she came to my mom's funeral. She will be missed."
"I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Haba at Kirkwood Elementary. She cared for her students deeply as well as for me and my own family."
"I will remember the many laughs and experiences we shared - while growing up, our trips, fishing and lying on the boulders in the early morning sun and talking and the many hours we talked on the phone. You were a good sister as well as a good friend. Rosebud, I will really miss you."
"I always thought of Mary as a Tomboy. Connecting her to driving Grandpa Haba's Jeep on their farm and doing chores. Rest in Peace Mary with Grandpa and Grandma Haba and all your siblings. You will be missed. (Toni Waliser Smith)"
"The service for Miss Haba was really beautiful. I did not have time to stay and visit with many people. She was my PE teacher all thru high school and coached both the Drill Team and Tumbling Team, which I was a member of. I was really touched when she came to my mother's memorial last January. Gail Davis Williams--class of '64"
"Just came from the service for Miss Haba...very nice and lots of old faces from all the Toppenish High School years. She touched the lives of so many for so long. As my cheerleading coach, she ruled with an iron fist. Years later, I too coached cheerleading for 11 years hopefully with the same iron fist. After today's service, Jeanie, Hope,Paula&me went to see Elsie,91 and amazing!"
"I am Barbara Strom writing on behalf of My Brother Jim and Sister Anne
We were very sorry to hear of Marianne's passing. She and Elsie were always wonderful to us and evern more important were such good friends to our Mom and Dad in their later years. There was never a better teacher and advocate to the kids of Top High."
"As much an older sister as an aunt, Mary Ann's going to college and becoming a teacher opened the way to a life I had not known was possible for me. I remain deeply grateful to her also for coming with Elsie, by bus, to visit when I was a graduate student in Ithaca. Such a sweet gift to connect my life on the farm in the West with my life in the university in the East. A blesssing."
"Mary Ann was my favorite teacher; She was a huge influence on me, so needless to say, I went to Central to major in Phys. Ed. She took the time to drive to Ellensburg on numeous occasions and always brought me a big basket of goodies; I was touched by her devotion to me. It meant a great deal to me when she attended my Mom and Dad's memorial services over the past 10 years..."
"One day in auto mechanics Miss Haba came to me and said that she had a problem with her car. The Auto Mechanics teacher could not fix it. I told her I could so she let me take the car and test drive it. I came back and told her is was a bad tire. She took it to Les Schwab and sure enough it was the tire. She never let anyone else drive or look at her car again but me till I graduated!"
"Miss Haba was my high school gym teacher. She always tried to get you to be the best that you could be even for those of us who were less coordinated. She was tough (so we thought) but fair to everyone. I believe she followed the lives of many of her students throughout the years. The last time I saw her was at my Mother's funeral, Jewell Sliger, which touched me deeply."
"How special I felt having an aunt who was young enough to be a big sister and included me in activities. As a child I went on crazy jeep rides to town with her and Len. I watched her iron clothes with her hair tied in a bandana and sing "Mona Lisa" to the radio. Going to Grandma's was exciting and fun because she would be there and ready to include me in her life...warm memories remain"
"One of my fondest memories is Aunt Mary taking me fishing on the Wenatchee River. The clear mountain air, the sound of the water rushing around the giant boulders and water so clear you could see the fish 20 feed down. I honestly do not remember if I caught a fish or not and, it was not important. What was important was that my Aunt took time to take me fishing and I will never forget her."
"Over the 53 years of knowing Mary, all of our times spent together will forever remain in my heart. Most of those times were never complete until intentionally or not I would get her laughing until the tears flowed=mission complete on my part:) From one Fish Whisperer to another, save a spot for me & rest in peace, dear friend. I will forever miss you & our antics."
"Aunt Mary was one of my favorite Aunts. She was tough, but always fair. So many memories of spending time with her in Toppenish - picking peaches, driving distances to get the cheapest fruit, vegetables or gas; our family trip to Poland/Europe; and listening to her and my Dad laugh so hard as they would recall the stories of how they grew up. I will miss her dearly. Be Good."
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