Margaret Ann HauglandOctober 25, 1936 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 81)
October 25, 1936 – January 6, 2018
Margaret Ann Hardy-Haugland was born October 25, 1936 in Marietta, Oklahoma. Her parents were Henry Stanley Hardy and Minnie Mae Anderson Hardy. When Margaret was four years old her mother died and from that time Margaret was raised by her aunt, Miss Anna Lee Anderson and her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah E. Anderson, along with a lot of love and support from the members of the Church of Christ in Marietta.
Margaret was baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ in August, 1956. Even before that time Margaret had been actively teaching younger children and singing with a group for special occasions.
Margaret graduated from high school in Marietta and attended Harding College, in Searcy, Arkansas on a scholarship. While attending Harding, Margaret spent her summers working at Blue Haven Christian Camp in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She was one of the first counselors when this camp started. It is now one of the largest Christian youth camps in America. After graduation from college, she chose to go back to New Mexico to pursue a teaching career. It was there in church, on the first day after she arrived, that she met Gary Haugland. After a brief courtship, they were married on May 16, 1959. They were lifelong “Love at First Sight” and best friends for 59 years.
Margaret and Gary have lived in several places – Margaret let her career be wherever Gary was transferred with his jobs. She has taught at North Shore Junior High in the Houston area, then she was the first white teacher at Fannie C. Harris Elementary in Dallas before the days of integration. Next came a job teaching bilingual first grade in inner city Houston. After that she taught at Northland Christian School the second year after it started. Later when Gary’s job sent him to Indianapolis, Margaret first taught in public school there and then at Indianapolis Christian School.
After Gary’s retirement, Margaret and Gary traveled full-time in their R.V. going to every state in America and every province in Canada. They were members of the Sojourners, a Christian organization that helps Christian camps, children’s homes and small churches. Every move and job was an adventure that she loved but, make no mistake, her three children were her top priority. They were the source of her pride. Later in life her grandchildren were equally loved and adored.
Margaret is preceded in death by her father and mother, Henry Stanley Hardy and Minnie Mae Anderson Hardy; her aunt, Miss Anna Lee Anderson; her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah E. Anderson all of Marietta, Oklahoma; and a grandson, Keith Travis Shumate.
Margaret is survived by her husband Gary Haugland, of College Station, Texas; her children, Dr. Mark Haugland and wife Jean of the Woodlands, Texas; daughter Kerri Savage and husband Jay, of Dallas, Texas; daughter Kay Shumate and husband Don, of Coppell, Texas; her grandchildren Kimberly and Jackson Savage and Kallie (Savage) Nossaman and husband Kyle; Macaully and Jake Shumate; her brother in law, Jim Haugland and wife Pauline; brother in law Dene Haugland and wife Polly…..and many extended family and friends.
A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9th at A&M Church of Christ, 2475 Earl Rudder Freeway, College Station, Texas. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 12:00 noon.