Doris J. Haas
1934 - 2021
Horan & McConaty - South Denver
1091 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO
Haas, Doris J.
June 20, 1934 - Oct. 4, 2021

Doris J. Haas, known by all as, Dodie, died Oct. 4, 2021. She is survived by her husband, John M. Haas, and children, Mimi, Pam (Steve), John C. (Amy) and Christopher (Cory) and five grandchildren whom she adored: Brooke, Keely, Sebastian, Macie and Max.
Dodie was born June 20, 1934, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Dora Burke and Jack Kreutzer. She was raised in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago, was educated in Benedictine Schools and graduated from Marquette University in 1956. In her youth, she enjoyed figure skating with her sister Nancy in the winter and, in the summer, fishing with her father at their Canadian cabin. She was an elementary school teach before marrying John on June 21, 1958.
Dodie spent the following 20 years as an Army Officer's wife moving around the country, raising four children (each born in a different State), making many friends and volunteering for an array of organizations. After John's retirement from the military, she began another phase of life in Denver upon John joining a private Cardiology medical practice. Dodie enjoyed socializing with her friends, swimming laps at Sundance Hills pool, playing Bridge with girlfriends, spending time at their mountain retreat in Dillon, getting away to regular reunions with her college girlfriends, organizing family vacations, and partaking in fun activities and adventures with her children before her physical disabilities limited her. She was a lover of chocolates with the infamous practice of sticking her finger in the bottom of each See's Candy to ensure it would be one she liked.
In retirement, she and John loved spending half the year at their lovely golf community home in Tucson in the company of their dog, Rascal. There she kept busy with her many friends, hydrobics under the desert sun, and neighborhood activities. She relished visits from her children and grandchildren.
She will be remembered by her family and friends as a genuinely kind, caring, nurturing woman who was always sincerely interested in the lives of those she met along the way. Dodie had more good friends than her children can count.
Dodie suffered significantly from chronic pain for most of her adult life but focused on caring for family and the joys life presented. To the end, her memory remained sharp notwithstanding her failing body. With her strong faith in God she found strength and solace. With the start of each day she gave thanks for God's blessings.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 2200 South Harrison Street (on Colorado Blvd), Denver. A reception will be held at Most Precious Blood following the service to celebrate her life and to share memories of Dodie.
Throughout her life, Dodie possessed a kind and giving heart, sharing her good fortunes with many families and organizations both small and large. Thus, in lieu of flowers, she and her family would be touched by a donation to one that she supported: Native American Indian schools,; or the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago,
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Published by Denver Post from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2021.
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Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
3959 E. Illiff Avenue, Denver, CO
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Dear Haas Family, We are so sad & sorry to hear of Dodie´s passing. She was a wonderful person & such a good friend. We would like to think she is with Gary & the angels now in heaven. She will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to your entire family. Much love & prayers. Doris & family
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