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|Haas, Orchid (Nelson)||BA 1942|
D.O.D 08/26/2013 - Orchid Haas, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was born April 18, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to loving parents Edith and Ralph Nelson.
Orchid graduated from Phillips University with a B.A. Degree in 1942.
She married Emmett Glen Haas May 28, 1942 and they shared 66 years together. Through the years, Orchid was an active member of any church her husband was pastor of in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. She loved to sing and participated in all the church choirs and Lincoln Seniors Chorus for 17 years. Orchid was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Lincoln.
Orchid was also a social worker for the county, helping unwed mothers in the 1970-1980's. She loved to read, sew, and work word puzzles.
Orchid had two sons, Col. David Haas and Emmett Wayne Haas; and a daughter, Rebecca Watson. She died August 26, 2013.