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Benjamin Raymond Hauger

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11/1/1939-11/16/2010 Ben Lived his life to the fullest after a successful lung transplant in March of 2009. Driving to and from California to visit family and friends. He bought a boat so that he could take his granddaughter Carsyn fishing for the first time. He spent months looking for the "perfect" pink fishing pole. He and Dianne spent four weeks a year at their condo in Depoe Bay, Oregon. He went to Florida in April for the first time, and then went on a 21-day cruise through the Panama Canal with his wife Dianne, daughter Karen and son-in-law Rick. In Costa Rica Karen took him through the canopy on a zip line. In addition, In August he and Dianne went on a two-week cruise to Alaska. After the transplant, Ben used his lungs to the fullest. He would talk and tell stories to anyone who would listen, making friends everywhere he went. We are all so grateful to our donor's family for giving Ben the precious gift of life. Ben left this world just one week after a cancer diagnosis with his best friend Jim Guedmin, Cousin Terry (Hayes) Baker, wife Dianne, his daughters and three of his grandchildren by his side. He is preceded in death by his biological mother; Betty (Hayes) Hauger who passed away in 1969 He is survived by his parents; Ray and Regina (Jean) Hauger of Eureka, CA, daughters Charlene (Hauger) Hayes of Silverdale, Karen (Hauger) Smalley of Poulsbo, grandchildren; Benjamin Hauger - Gossler, Tyler Parnell, Cierra Parnell, Christopher Hauger-Gossler, Carsyn Copeland, Ca'Brya Elmer, great-granddaughter; Lexi Ra' Gossler, sister-in-law; Barbara Leask and her husband Robert of Oroville CA, cousins; Barney Hauger, Terry (Hayes) Baker, Dale Hauger, Joe Hauger, Tawny (Hauger) Mitchell, Diane Bonomini, George Hayes, Becky (Hayes) Pritchard, Helen (Hayes) Sherrick, Aunts; Annette Hauger and Betty Morton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to one of the following; Hospice of Kitsap County, PO Box 3416 Silverdale, WA 98383 or UW Medical Center Lung Transplant Attn: Suzy Duff, 1959 NE Pacific St Box 356175 Seattle, WA 98195. A memorial service will be held Tuesday November 23rd at 2 PM at The First Presbyterian Church in Eureka, CA. An online memorial can be viewed at www.lewischapel.com Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Nov. 21, 2010
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