Eugene 'Gene' Haws

February 14, 1935-October 30, 2017

Eugene 'Gene' Haws passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 in Visalia at the age of 82. Gene was born to Loy and Ruby Haws in Coweta, Oklahoma on February 14, 1935. When he was two years old he and his family moved from Oklahoma to Tulare, CA where he attended elementary school and then later relocated to Riverdale, CA attending high school there. In 1952, Gene joined the U.S. Navy's CB's where he spent the majority of his service in Subic Bay, Philippines constructing the military airstrip. He was happily married to Shirley 'Gilbert' Haws for 63 years.

Gene was loving, hardworking family man. He loved woodworking and building anything he could, western movies, crossword puzzles and watching football & baseball at every opportunity. But most of all Gene loved spending time with family.

Gene is survived by his wife Shirley 'Gilbert' Haws and his three children Mark Steven Haws and wife Lynda and late Granddaughter Teresa of Boise, ID, daughter Susan E. Haws who preceded him on December 30, 2011 and Gina Michelle (Haws) Wright husband David and granddaughter Jennah of Visalia. He leaves 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and niece Carol Machado of Hanford and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Hanford Cemetery, 105500 South 10th Ave on Monday November 20, 2017 at 11 AM with military honors. A celebration of life will immediately follow at Hanford Del Arroyo Estates clubhouse, 860 E. Grangeville Blvd.