Richard Lee Haws, 51, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his
home in Highland, UT, the result of a 3-year battle with
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Born Nov. 25, 1964 in Murray, UT to Joseph Hugh and Deanna
Lee Haws, Richard was the 4th of 6 children. He married
Patricia (Trish) Jagodic on July 7, 2003 in Riverton, UT,
and they were later sealed in the Mount Timpanogos Temple
on March 28, 2015. Rich was the father of four children.
Though he fought a strong battle with this horrible disease
that slowly deteriorated his body, Rich will be remembered
mostly for being a loving family man. He loved horses, outdoor
adventures, hiking in the canyon, playing card games and
was a master of backgammon. Rich developed a close, intimate
relationship with God and constantly encouraged his family
to let go of petty differences and learn to forgive and
love each other.
Rich is preceded in death by his parents, and is survived
by his wife Trish, children Amber (John) Zoudlik (San Tan
Valley, AZ), Brittney (Ehren) Litzenberger (Gilbert, AZ),
Amber Zimtbaum (Lehi, UT) Connor Haws (Phoenix, AZ) and
Codie Haws. He loved seeing his girls become amazing mothers,
and loved being called Pop by his 4 adoring grandchildren:
his brown-eyed girl Avery (6), Scarlett (3), Nixen (2) and
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May
21, 2016 at the Highland West Stake Center Chapel, 11605
North 6000 West, Highland, Utah. A closed casket reception
will be held at the church from 1:30 to 2:00 pm prior to
services. The public is welcome to view a video tribute
of Rich’s life that will be playing in a separate
room in the church prior to the services. An inurnment will
take place at a later date in the Highland City Cemetery.
Our family is kindly asking that in lieu of flowers consider
making a donation to honor the life of our dad by helping
his legacy live on through helping raise funds for the others
who are suffering from ALS. Please go to www.youcaring.com
and type in Richard Haws under “search for a fundraiser”.
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