Hauna Ruth Moore McChristian & Howard Cates McChristian
Both residents of Denham Springs, passed away less than 24 hours apart. Hauna Ruth Moore McChristian on Sunday February 14, 2021 at Harvest Manor Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Denham Springs at the age of 80 and Howard Cates McChristian on Monday February 15, 2021 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge at the age of 82. Their love story began in 1958 at a diner in Big Spring, TX. Howard had a red Harley Davidson parked out front & Hauna came in asking for a ride. They went for that ride and on May 30th, 1958 they were married! From the beginning and through their final days, their love and commitment to each other was evident and inspiring to all that met them. Hauna & Howard wanted a large family and as a result, they had five children who loved and adored them. Jimmy Howard, Jerry Jeff, Jason Lloyd, Justin Cates & Johauna Leann were raised in a Godly home full of love, honesty & willingness to help others, all taught by the actions of Hauna & Howard. In December 1975 the family moved to Louisiana and established their home in Denham Springs in 1976. Hauna loved being a wife, mother & grandmother and was a homemaker her entire life. In addition to her love for family, her contagious personality led her to being a top sales manager for Tupperware and then to become the successful business owner of Hauna’s Professional Answering Service where she became the leader in the answering service industry. She had many amazing talents, such as sewing, cake decorating and car upholstery, that she often did for family and friends out of pure love and willingness to help others. Howard loved being a husband, father & grandfather and was an Instrument Technician by trade. He did side jobs such as concrete finishing & cotton farming to help provide for his family. He also drove a concrete truck for McMahon Concrete in Big Spring, TX. He worked as an Instrument Technician for Sid Richardson Carbon in Big Spring, TX and Addis, LA for over 30 years. His many talents and vast knowledge of building/repairing things were often called upon by family and friends, where he always came to the rescue in that willingness to help others theme. Hauna & Howard also both became hot shot drivers for Venture Transport in Gonzales, LA where they enjoyed traveling and seeing the country together until retirement. In their early years, Hauna & Howard had a passion for drag racing and they shared that passion with her brothers. Howard owned several NHRA records that stood for years. They also had a passion for street rods and were co-founders of the Ramblin Oldies of Denham Springs pre-49 Car Club. They enjoyed street rods from their early days in Big Spring as members of the Early Cars of Big Spring and continued that passion through their final days. A joint celebration of life will be held Sunday February 21 at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a service to begin at 2:00 p.m. The service will be conducted by their beloved nephew Johnny McChristian. The funeral home is asking that masks be worn by all in attendance. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Park in Denham Springs. Hauna & Howard are survived by sons, Jimmy Howard McChristian and fiancé’ Marian Eades, Jerry Jeff McChristian, Jason Lloyd and wife Monic McChristian and Justin Cates and wife Suzanne McChristian; daughter, Johauna Leann and husband Donald Lege’; grandchildren, Katrina and husband Ryan Jenny, Kelli Miller, Kevin and wife Britany McChristian, Cherie and husband Jay Burks, Ben McChristian, Jarmen McChristian & Sydney Comeaux, Kayren McChristian and fiancé’ Garan Lentz, Josh and wife Ashleigh Edwards, Brandi Edwards & Jordan Snyder, Brady and wife Brooke McChristian, Blake and wife Nicki McChristian, Jeff and wife Brooke Lege’, Shauna Lege’ & Eric Dorman and Catherine Lege’; great-grandchildren, Dawson and Dalton Albin, Brianna Miller, Caydence, Cayleigh, and Caroline McChristian, Tori Carradine, Peyton Burks, Liam McChristian, Ella Parrozzo, Rosalee Lentz, Hadleigh and Cooper Edwards, Mitch, Hosea and Landon Sonnier and numerous nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Roland Howard Lege’. Hauna is also survived by brother, Autry and wife Martha Moore; sister Judy Moore; sister-n-law Joyce Moore. Preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd & Ruby Pugh Moore; brothers, Alvin and wife Marilyn Moore; Bill Moore; sister, Ada Moore. Howard is also survived by brother, John and wife Joyce McChristian; sister-n-law Betty Honea. Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin & Lela Cates McChristian; brother, Bennie McChristian; sisters, Lucy and husband Frank Dorsey; Lela Mae and husband Murrel Cooper. Pallbearers will be grandsons Kevin, Ben, Jarmen, Brady & Blake McChristian, Jeff Lege’ & Josh Edwards. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ryan Jenny, Dawson and Dalton Albin, Garan Lentz, Jordan Snyder & Eric Dorman.
February 22, 2021 at 2:55 am
They were a wonderful example and a blessing to anyone who got the opportunity to spend time with them. You will be well remembered Aunt Hauna and Uncle Howard. And I cherish the thought of the two of you sitting around a table again with my Hannie and Pa.
February 20, 2021 at 5:14 pm
My parents were next door neighbors to Hauna and Howard for 32 years. They moved to Denham Springs in February 1977. Shortly after moving there my parents Jimmie and Verna Mae met the McChristians and were very pleased to have such good neighbors. Their situation was very similar to the lives of Hauna and Howard. My parents died 3 days apart in 2008, my mother at Harvest Manor on February 29 (where Hauna passed) and my father at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge on March 3rd. Mr Howard also died at a hospital in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge General). The McChristians being the good neighbors they were hosted our family after the double funeral services for my parents to a wonder spread of food at their home. They were neighbors in life, and now are neighbors in the afterlife, all four of them now residing in Evergreen Memorial Park. They can once again visit next door and have coffee together. The Keel family sends out their condolences.
February 20, 2021 at 6:46 pm
Gary, thank you so much for your comments. Yes, mom and pop LOVED Mr. Jimmie and Mrs. Verna and they absolutely loved being neighbors for all of those years and guess what….when we were talking to pop about where they wanted to be in Evergreen he said “well, we were next door to Jimmie and Verna for all of those years, I’d like to be next door at Evergreen”. We checked it out and we couldn’t get next to them, so they will be laid to rest directly across the street from them. When I told pop that we got directly across the street, he said “perfect”.
February 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm
They are even neighbors in the cemetery. We purposely got them near your mom & dad. (They are right across the street)
April Moore Freeman
February 20, 2021 at 3:34 pm
Like a recording in My head, I hear her greeting me with “Come see your Aunt Hauna”. I will keep replaying it until the day she greets me in Heaven with these words. And there beside her will be My Uncle Howard – her silent, side kick who delivers My Denham Springs antique store find all the way to League City – I think along with the purse I forgot.
My heart hurts double – I will miss them both and miss the opportunity to hug their babies during this celebration of life.
Lots of love,
April Moore Freeman
Amy (Johnson) Barnes
February 20, 2021 at 6:47 am
Hauna & Howard were so precious to our family, I am thankful for what time I got to spend with them. I will miss them both but know we’ll all be together again soon.
We love you all.
February 19, 2021 at 1:15 am
I have so many gr8 memories that include Uncle Howard and Aunt Hauna – and my 5 McChristian cousins. We couldn’t have had a more blessed family than what we have. I will miss them so much – miss their loving arms and kisses that they gave out so easily. I am praying for you – Jim, Jeff, Jason, Justin, & JoHauna and your families – and I love y’all so much. Can’t wait to hug on each of you this summer.
Judy Moore Moore
February 18, 2021 at 2:08 pm
My beloved sister was my world growing up we were always together . she did’nt like it when i tore up her paper dolls but i was the baby and very much spoiled . later in life there was’nt a special time that i dd’nt get flowers and candy at work my co-workers would say we no it’s from Hauna & Howard ,I said yes they are, then she got sick and did’nt no to do these things but the love never stopped between us . my heart is sad and broken but they are still together i was 11 years old when her and Howard married so the love for him is deep ,then had all our babies to love . left Texas but not us no more pain just happiness in Heaven . you both will be missed .
February 18, 2021 at 1:23 am
Sending our thoughts prayers and hugs from the Horton family here in Big Spring
February 18, 2021 at 12:30 am
What a beautiful love story!!
Praying for this family! Jesus please bring your peace and comfort to each one.
God bless you all!!
Candi Cooper Ybarbo
February 18, 2021 at 12:08 am
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you guys and praying for comfort for you’re hearts and over your family.
February 17, 2021 at 9:21 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family
February 17, 2021 at 8:59 pm
What a great couple who raised some fine young men and one woman. I Remember when y’all arrived from Big Spring and when Big Jim enrolled at DSHS. Got to know the family early on and had a ton of respect for them throughout the years. I also Taught and coached a grandson (Brady) at DSHS.
Y’all’s parents were special people and will be dearly missed. Continued prayers for peace sent up 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Lance and Tracy Moore
February 17, 2021 at 8:10 pm
What a legacy they left behind of love and family. We regret we will not be able to attend this celebration of life but we love y’all and are with you in spirit.
Lance Moore and Family
February 17, 2021 at 6:56 pm
Rusty and I are so sorry for the passing of your much loved parents. Prayers for you and family.