Nathan Scott Haman (1974 - 2008)

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Nathan left this world on Tuesday leaving behind his struggles and pain and the people who loved and cherished him. He had an amazing sense of humor and always lived his life on the edge, pushing the envelope on everything he attempted. He loved the mountains and fishing and that is where he found his peace.

Nathan was born December 19, 1974, in Billings, and was the first child and grandchild in the family. He was celebrated by everyone. He was a stubborn and daring child, never afraid to try anything. He was in the first graduating class of Big Sky Elementary and was one of the students chosen to help break the ground of the building. He attended Riverside Middle School where he played football loving the action of the line and every single tackle he made. He lettered in football where he graduated from West High School in 1993. He chose mechanics as a profession and was well respected for his natural ability with cars.

He married his soul mate Leza Starns and moved to Belgrade in 1997 where they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Aspen, in 2002. Nathan was a wonderful father, balancing strictness with a softer side of funny fish faces, hugs and tickling. He was at his best when he was with his girls. Nathan and Leza moved to Alaska in 2003 following a dream which never came to pass. They divorced and Nathan stayed in Alaska. A new love, Courtney Harrel, and a new baby girl, Trinity Lynn, came into his life in December 2006. Nathan's smile and loving nature will forever surround us in the arms of his daughters.

He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Kelim, and stepfather, Ron of Huntley; his father, Gregg Haman and stepmother, Laura, of Tacoma, Wash.; his sister, Sarah Jackson, and husband, Jeremy, of Kalispell; his brother, Andy Haman, of Billings, half-brother, Preston; two step-brothers, Joseph and Bryant, of Washington; his aunt and uncle, Glenda and Frank Holbrook, of Billings; his cousin, Phillip and Marlo Holbrook, and their children of Billings; his cousins, Ryan and Rick Kelim of Billings; his uncle, Duane Light, of Ashland, Ore.; his ex-wife, Leza Starns of Portland, Ore.; and her parents, Tim and Vivian, and brother, Zane Starns, of Billings; daughter, Aspen, of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Trinity Lynn, of Anchorage, Alaska and our dear family friend, Marilee Senn, of Thompson Falls, who held Nathan as a child and stopped his tears and held him in her heart for his whole life; and many other friends and relatives that touched his life.

A celebration of Nathan will be held Saturday in the meadow of Pompey's Pillar National Monument at 1 p.m. To honor his memory, just hold your people close and let them know they are loved. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the family for a trust for his two daughters, Aspen and Trinity.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 28, 2008
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