Dec. 4, 1920 - Oct. 17, 2012
Jack Haney passed away Oct. 17, 2012, at St. Charles Hospital in Bend.
Jack was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Missoula, MT, to Charles Augustus and Grace (Olson) Haney. He was raised in Missoula and Butte, MT, and eventually Enumclaw and Yakima, WA.
His family was large, and Jack started working at age 12, while attending school. With two years of college completed, he joined the US Army Air Corp, serving with distinction, (DFC, Purple heart with clusters) flying dozens of bombing missions out of North Africa. Shot down twice, Jack bailed out of his third B-17 at 20,000 feet over the Ploesti Oil Fields of Romania, where he was captured and interned at a POW camp. Jack was a member of the first American POW's to be freed, and repatriated to the USA, as WWII wound down.
Post war, Jack returned to finish his education at the University of Washington, graduating in international marketing, and marrying the love of his life, Marjory (Gardner) Haney. They enjoyed 65 wonderful years together.
Jack began his business career with Simpson Logging Company, eventually rising to Senior VP of marketing. He retired to Black Butte Ranch in the early 1970s, enjoying many hours on the golf course. He also served many terms on the Sisters School Board.
Jack loved his family, golf, hiking, reading, and arguing politics, but will be most remembered for his smiling face and sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Marjory; son, Rod (Vancouver, WA); daughter, Jill Neal (Black Butte Ranch, OR); grandchildren, John (Sisters, OR), Brian (Venice Beach, CA), Christy Neal (Olympia, WA); and great-grandchildren, Leo, Abe, and William Montermini, (Olympia, WA).
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, and American Ex-Prisoners of War (AXPOW).
A Celebration of Life will be held 4:00 p.m., Nov. 17, at Black Butte Ranch Community Center.
Please sign our online guestbook at www.niswonger-reynolds.com