Ty Haugen
Ty Haugen, 28, of Arroyo Grande died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, during an invasion of his home.

A private family celebration of life service will be held.

Ty was born Jan. 15, 1976, and spent his life between Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo, attending school and later being active in the restaurant business.

Growing up, Ty was active in surfing, golf and soccer. He also enjoyed relaxing, watching sports and dining out, which led to his interest in the restaurant business. His most enjoyable times were spent with family and close friends.

Ty will be remembered for his infectious laugh and his loving nature. He was never seen without his two best friends, his dogs, Max and Oliver. He loved passionately and without reservation and his family and friends feel so lucky to have had him with them for this short time. Even at his death, Ty demonstrated his generous and loving spirit by donating organs so many others could enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.

Ty loved and leaves behind his father George K. Haugen; mother Toni Haugen; step-mother Trish Haugen; and grandmothers, Dorothy Correia and Mary Haugen. He never left without giving them a big hug and kiss and saying ?I love you.? Ty was also much loved and survived by his aunts and uncles, John and Susan Haugen, Claude and Leasa Haugen, Suzanne and Garry Evans and Chuck and Lisa Correia; and many cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Woods Humane Society, 4679 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.

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Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Feb. 6, 2004.
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Shocked, stunned; my sincere sympathies and condolences to George and Toni Haugen. That little baby boy, whom I first saw at the Madonna Inn, those decades ago--what a sad ending, what a tragedy. Almost at a loss for words.
Peace be with you.
michael norquest
March 10, 2015
We still think about Ty all the time. I figured it would be nice to let his family know that was the case. Hope you all are doing well. Ty, we miss you bud.
Shaun Harrington
August 22, 2006
Two years ago today was the last time I saw you. Tomorrow will be two years since they took you from me. I miss you so much!!!! My prayers are with your parents and all your friends that loved and continue to love your memory so very much! I hope they all find comfort in knowing that you are in a better place now-easier said than done but it sounds good! One of my best friends told me to rejoyce in you and share what you gave me, guidence and love. I would like to pass that advice on to the others who will be mourning you tomorrow even more than every other day of the year! I love you and miss you.....until we meet again.....
February 2, 2006
Well Ty, now it's been 8 months. I miss you so much but have a tiny bit of comfort finally. I sent you some company-I'm sure you know by now that my dad died last week. I talked to him a lot about you before he died and told him to find you in heaven and stay close so that we can all be together again one day. He left me a note saying "We'll watch over from above" and I know he was referring to you. I notified your dad almost immediately hoping to give him the comfort I found knowing that my dad is with you now. I miss you guys so much but I know at least if I can't be with either of you that the two of you have probably hit it off and are having a great time laughing at my expense! You're probably golfing on the best course imaginable.
~Loving and missing you both more than words can say....
Jennifer Nickelsberg
October 2, 2004
Artist: Diamond Rio
Album: One More Day
Title: One More Day

Last night I had a crazy dream
a wish was granted just for me it could be for anything.
I didn't ask for money
or a mansion in Malibu
I simply wished for one more day with you!

One more day, one more time
one more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
but then again, I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still for one more day with you
one more day...........

First thing I'd do is pray for time to crawl
I'd unplug the telephone and keep the t.v off
I'd hold you every second say a million I love you's
that's what I'd do with one more day with you

One more day, one more time
one more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied
but then again I know what it would do
leave me wishing still for one more day with you

one more day, one more time
one more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied
but then again I know what it would do
leave me wishing still for one more day
leave me wishing still for one more day
leave me wishing still for one more day with you
Jen Nickelsberg
July 26, 2004
"If I Had Only Known"

If I had only known it was the last walk in the rain, I'd keep you
out for hours in the storm. I would hold your hand like a lifeline
to my heart. Underneath the thunder we'd be warm. If I had only
known, it was our last walk in the rain.

If I had only known, I'd never hear your voice again I'd memorize
each thing you ever said. And on those lonely nights, I could think
of them once more, and keep your words alive inside my head. If I
had only known, I'd never hear you voice again.

You were the treasure in my hand. You were the one who always stood
beside me, so unaware I foolishly believed that you would always be
there. But then there came a day when I turned my head and you
slipped away.

If I had only known it was my last night by your side, I'd pray a
miracle to stop the dawn. And when you smiled at me I would look
into your eyes and make sure you know my love for you goes on and
on. If I had only known...

If I had only known, for the love I would have shown. If I had only
June 13, 2004
It's been 4 months now. Why does it still feel like yesterday? I miss you so much Ty, I wish you were here and I can't accept that you are not. As the days go on and with each new experience in my life I miss you more and more. I wish you were here to share it all with me, it's just not the same. I miss you more than my words can express by any means. Even seeing your name on this guest book still seems surreal. I just want to wake up from the nightmare and it's not happening. I need you here with me, I miss you and love you more than you will ever know....

Jennifer Nickelsberg
June 3, 2004

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

March 29, 2004
George -- It's been years since I've seen you and even longer since I saw Ty. I will never forget the strong bond that was so obvious between you and Ty.
As I frequently sat in your office about 10 years ago with my son, Ian Wilson (then 4 years old), both you and Ty were always genuinely glad to see him. Ian always liked to visit you. But the visits were even more special when Ty was there and talked to Ian just like he was one of the guys! It takes a very special teen-ager to care enough to spend the time to put a glow in the eyes of a pre-schooler.
I can't image the magnitude of all your feelings. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And Ty lives on in the memories of all of us whose lives he touched, even briefly.
May you find peace in the knowledge that you parented a truly kind human being, Lynn
Lynn Bossert
March 3, 2004
To the Family and Friends of Ty: Not to overlook the tragedy of our loss but to provide a humorous anecdote in Ty's honor..."

I have known Ty for quite sometime and this story goes back to when we were in grade school. Ty was in 6th grade at the time - I am younger than Ty. We ended up doing the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing and I thought to myself WOW am I ready for this an older boy(Boy at the time). Im a girlfriend! I have a boyfriend! We used to hang out around the school or the park after school- and then the day came....... Ty wanted to kiss!!!!! I was so young I told him NO!!!! I am not kissing you!!! Well needless to say he broke up with me the next day......For those of you who really knew Ty--- that was a true Ty Move. I thought my story may put a smile on some of your faces or at least give you a chuckle. Be grateful for the wonderful memories that you have they will last for ever! May God Be With You All During This Tough Time.
Katrina Chambers
February 23, 2004
I met Ty a few years back when I moved to the 5 cities to go to school. He had a special persona about him and made him someone that you always enjoyed being around.
I didn't get the chance to get to know him as well as others, however what I did know of him he was a wonderful person that attracted anyone. The fondest memory I hold of him is his loving care for his cat and making sure that Hojo always had a nice shirt to lay on....
I know that you are in a better place now, please watch over all of us and at another time in the future we will meet again.
Best Regards,
Tiffany Ortega
February 21, 2004
My wife and I knew Ty to be a caring and loving member of his family. While we can’t even begin to imagine how they must feel, we want them to know that we share in their sorrow.

We have always known Ty was a special person. We often remarked on how motivated he was… and how his honesty and strong communication skills made him stand out from the crowd. His interest and efforts in the restaurant and clothing industries had always impressed us. The community has suffered a terrible loss.

As our friend, we shared gardening ideas, a strong love for dogs, and a true appreciation for good times and good people. Relaxing by the pond, playing with Max and Oliver, occasionally knocking a few balls across the green, block parties with friends on holidays, and discussing the possibilities and opportunities that came our way… this is the man we knew as Ty Haugen and we will miss him very much.

Peace be with you Ty. Strength and understanding for all who loved you.

-Shaun & Michele Harrington
Shaun Harrington
February 17, 2004
To George and Family,

My heart goes out to you. Although I never met Ty, through my aquaintance and friendship with George, I also feel the pain in my heart. May God bless you all.

Bud Kelley
Bud Kelley
February 16, 2004
Ty, I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting you a couple years ago as we moved in across the street. I know you and Blake were friends for 14 years. You saw Blake and I moving furniture in and came running across the street to help. You were a true gentleman from the day we met, helping with heavy things so I wouldn't have to. Then you got Max and Oliver, the cutest shih-tzu brothers ever. I was so glad that my beagle, Lucy, got to go over and play with them in our yards often. They loved their play dates. You were always a good friend and neighbor to Blake and myself. You will be missed beyond words.
To Ty's close family and friends, I am so saddened by your loss. Ty left this world all too soon and none of us will ever understand the reasons. We can only try to accept God's plan. I hope you will find comfort and peace in all the prayers being sent your way...
Traci Hambly
February 11, 2004
George and Family,
May God comfort you now and in the days ahead. Words cannot match your pain, but wanted to let you know I care and am thinking of you.
Gabriele at Chicago Title
February 10, 2004
First and foremost, i just want to too say sorry to friends and family. Ty was a great guy even though i didn't know him well..... I only talked to him a couple times and i could still see what a great guy he was. I live right down the street on spruce and cedar and i always see him drive by...he always waved just to say hi. I just wanted to take up some of this time and pay my respects. again i am very sorry.
Ashley Foster
February 9, 2004
When you hugged me as I left your house just a week ago today and told me how you looked so forward to us keeping better in touch, I never thought it would have to be a one sided conversation via an on line guest book. I was so happy to see you that day and feel so blessed that I was given that opportunity. Although I have known you almost 10 years now I regret not spending more time with you recently. It is extremely unfortunate how we get so caught up in our daily lives and take for granted that tomorrow will always come and that we will always have more time to do and say the things that are really important. For some strange reason I was blessed when you came to me in my dreams last saturday night, prompting a phone call. I will never forget the time we spent together that next Sunday, catching up on everything, just hanging out like old times. I teased you and you took it like a champ with that classic laugh of yours. I was really touched when I left and had barely made it the two blocks to my house before you were calling me back to reiterate that we really need to hang out more often and "rekindle our old friendship" and you told me how great it was to see me again and all these kind, genuinely sincere things that warmed me to the core and will now stay there in my heart forever. I will never forget all the good times we had and all the crazy experiences you brought into my world. You were truely one of a kind and I will continue to love and miss you with all my heart until the day we meet again....

And to George and Toni, I could say so much to you, but most importantly I just want to thank you for bringing such a wonderful man into this world. He loved the two of you more than I have ever observed in any other parent child relationship. Please know I am here for you both if you EVER need anything, do not hesitate to call me.

Jennifer Nickelsberg
February 8, 2004
Dear Toni, I'm so very sorry for this terrible loss. I know how very much Ty loved you. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Amy Calloway
February 7, 2004
Toni: I not sure if you remember me but I was the Receptionist at Loomix. I am deeply sadden to hear of your loss. I remember Ty coming into Loomix to see you after school. He was a great individual. God Bless you and your family during this time of loss.

Mary Cabreros
February 6, 2004
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