L. Dale Haws (1926 - 2008)

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L. Dale Haws, 81, died Jan. 4, 2008, at Sunshine Terrace.
He was born Dec. 31, 1926, to Jesse A. and Lena Eaton Haws in Vernal, Utah. He attended elementary school in Vernal and graduated from Uintah High School where he was a football halfback, captain of the basketball team and student body president. He also played the piano, a bass horn and a C melody saxophone.
All the men in his high school class were inducted into the army the day after graduation. He served in Europe during World War II and was called back into the military during the Korean War. Dale served an LDS mission in the North Central States and attended BYU. He transferred to Utah State University, graduating in 1952. After military service in the Korean War he attended Iowa State University, receiving a master's degree. He completed a PhD in medical and veterinary entomology at Cornell University in 1958.
He married Colleen Munns of Garland on Sept. 15, 1950, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. He spent a large portion of his professional career overseas working primarily with food production programs in Afghanistan, India, Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan, the Philippines (International Rice Research Institute) and other Asian countries. He was a faculty member at University of Kentucky, University of Wyoming and University of Tennessee. During their 57-year marriage Dale and Colleen lived at 46 different addresses all over the world, the last being River Heights.
He is survived by his wife; and five children, Kirk D. (Lynn) Haws of Pella, Iowa, LaDawn Haws of Chico, Calif., R. Brent (Connie) Haws of San Diego, Calif., Julie (Shaun) Barker of Providence and Sandra (Kim) Ashworth of Nampa, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse Varl (LoraLee) Haws of Pocatello, Idaho, John K. (Beverly) Haws of Afton, Wyo., and Max L. (Shirley) Haws of Morgan; and a sister-in-law, Gwen H. Haws of Logan. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Carol; and a brother, B. Austin Haws.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home in Logan and Rogers and Taylor in Tremonton. A private family gathering will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 North, Logan, Utah. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. and interment will be in the Garland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.
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Logan, UT 84321
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Published in Logan Herald Journal from Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 2008