Norella Marie (Nellie) Fox Haun

A Celebration of Life was held for Norella (Nellie) Fox Haun, who passed away peacefully, June 11, 2006 at the Exeter home of her son and daughter-in-law, after a valiant fight with cancer.

Nellie was born on November 5, 1930, in Wauneta, Nebraska, the second daughter of Russell Manley and Beryl Greely Fox.

As a child, she followed her parents from Nebraska to Colorado, California and Idaho, due to her father's profession. She settled in Weiser, Idaho with her mother and two sisters, where she attended school, graduating in 1948.

While enjoying the freedoms of her teen-age years, she caught the eye of a handsome young rogue and ran until she caught him. She married her best friend, Robert (Bob) Haun on October 24, 1948. Their union produced three &#8220perfect” children; Marsha, Robert Jr. (Bobby), and Thomas (Tommy).

Nellie's life was full of adventure and frequent change. Bob's success in his career took them from Idaho to Oregon, Washington, California and Indiana. She set her roots in their Exeter, home after Bob was prematurely called to a new profession in 1986.

During her life, Nellie pursued a diverse number of challenges. Her attempts at a career ranged from Avon Lady to onion sorter, to executive secretary to clothing consultant. She also volunteered her time at the Exeter Mural Gallery and the Pink Ladies Thrift Shop. Although she was successful in all of her various roles, her achievements as a wife, mother and grandmother were, uppermost, her finest feats. She was exemplary in all aspects of her life.

Testing the wings of singlehood, she traveled to Washington, D.C. with her sister, Santa Fe, New Mexico and took a Mediterranean cruise with close friends, amongst other venues. However, of all the places that she explored, it was always home and family that gave her the most pleasure. Inwardly, it was her last journey for which she looked forward the most. She now travels the final road that will lead her back to where her true happiness in life began….her husband, Bob. Joyous Reunion Mom and Dad! If there is music in Heaven, save the last dance for us!

Nellie was a study in dignity and had a class and style exclusive only to her. Although she was not formally educated, her knowledge of life and her wisdom were innate. She was instinctive, creative, just in her judgements, and huge of heart. All are synonymous of how she lead her life.

To her children, she was the rock upon which our life's stories will be engraved. It is our wish that all who knew and loved her will take a moment each day to return to someone else a part of what Nellie gave to you. Share a smile, a hug and a bit of yourself in her honor.

Nellie was proceeded in death by her life-time love, Bob, her infant granddaughter, Amy; her father and step-father, her sister, Charolette and numerous other loved ones.

Nellie's legacy includes her daughter and son-in-law Marsha and John Woods of Ontario, Oregon; sons and daughters-in-laws, Bob and Betsy Haun of Exeter, and Tom and Lori Haun of Visalia; four grand-daughters, Amanda (Dan) Christy of Boise, Idaho, Melissa Haun of Exeter, Ashley and Courtney Haun of Visalia. She was blessed with one great-grandson, Conner Christy, who will carry on the best traditions of both of his great-grandparents, as well as their humor and lust for life.

Other survivors include her mother, Beryle Ferdon of Weiser, Idaho; her sister, Merceda Servatius also of Weiser, special in-laws, nieces and nephews. Adopted family members include Ray and Beryl Adamson, Bob and Ruth Adamson, Rowena Whirt, Mary Jo Whirt, Lois Sumruld and Vicky Maier, all of Exeter, Doty and Bill Nolan of Wisconsin, Delbert and Carolyn Petty and Leroy and Dorothy Green all of Weiser, Idaho, as well as so many other who were instrumental in her life.

Memorials in her name may be made to:

The American Cancer Society, 211 N. Encina, Visalia, CA 93291 or The Exeter Community Service Guild &#8220Pink Ladies”, P.O. Box 635, Exeter, CA 93221

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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