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.