IMOGENE NEWTON HAUN, 86 of Eastland, TX passed
away Jan. 10, 2016 in Brownwood, TX with burial at
Cross Cut Cemetery in Brown County.
Mrs. Haun was born on March 14, 1929 at the family home
near Cross Cut, TX to Lewis E. & Ina (Chambers) Newton.
She attended elementary school at Cross Cut, & graduated
from Cross Plains High School in 1946 as Valedictorian
of her class. She graduated from Texas Women's University
in Denton, TX in 1950 with a Bachelors of Science degree.
She then went on to finish her graduate work from the
University of Texas in Austin & Texas Women's University
in Denton. She married R.P. "Buddy" Haun in June of 1953
in Coleman. She taught school for 31 years retiring in
1991. She began her teaching career at Coleman High School
in 1950 where she taught Home Economics for 3 years. She
taught Chemistry at Comanche High School from 1953-53,
Biology & Earth Science at Ranger High School in Ranger,
TX from 1954-55, and Chemistry & Biology at Eastland High
School for 9 years as well as Home Economics for 17 years,
where she developed the program and taught Home Economics
Cooperative Education, for a total of 26 years at Eastland.
She was elected "Football Queen" by the Maverick Football
team in 1969. She was also a member of the Site Base
Committee for Eastland High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy on March 19,
1999; as well as a brothers, Ferrell Newton, & J.W. Newton.
She was very active on various committees at First United
Methodist Church in Eastland where she was a long time
Sunday School teacher, Bible School Director, and United
Methodist Women. She was also a long time member of VHTAT,
TSTA, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi, & Retired Teachers
Association of Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Folsom and husband Al; a
son, Brian P. Haun; grandchildren, Gardner Elizabeth Mack
and husband Will, and William Maury Folsom; brother, Dr.
Weldon Newton; sister, Anita Newton Lane; and 2 great-
grandchildren, Duncan and Annie Mack.