James Michael Haas, age 81, passed away on December 13, 2022, at his home. He passed away suddenly after battling respiratory issues over the past few years. Jim was born on November 10th, 1941, in Bisbee, Arizona, to the late Constantine Alfonso Haas and Florence Isabel Ray. He followed in his father's footsteps, completing his apprenticeship and becoming a California certified Journeyman Carpenter on August 1, 1963. He worked as a contractor his entire life. Jim was a lover of the outdoors and often took his family camping, fishing, hunting, and target shooting. He was also an intellectual and was nearly impossible to beat at chess. When he wasn't working, he was politically active and a passionate protester. He wrote articles for independent news publications and authored a book based on his time spent on the Mexican border during the MinuteMan project. Jim appeared in the local paper and was a guest speaker on a radio show. His beliefs were strong, but his work ethic and generosity were even stronger. He wouldn’t hesitate to sacrifice to make sure his loved ones had a good Christmas or birthday.
Jim was preceded in death by his son Michael Douglas Haas and his niece Connie Sue.
He is survived by his long-time girlfriend, Shauna Brown, his brothers Ronnie and Donnie, as well as three of his sons: Jerry, Dustin, and Brandon, his only daughter Sandy, grandchildren Allen, Skylar, and Roman, and one great-grandchild, Bella.
A celebration of life will be held on April 21st, 2023, at 11 AM to honor Jim's life.
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