Vivian (Vee) Redmon Haakenson

(September 20, 1933 November 17, 2014)


Vivian (Vee) Redmon Haakenson, 81, of Deville, entered eternal rest at her residence in the early morning of Monday, November 17, 2014 after putting up a valiant fight against cancer. 

Mrs. Haakenson was a native of Evergreen, LA. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, with a sense of humor, having a friendly smile and word for everyone she met. She was a member of the LA bowling community since 1960, a certified bowling instructor, coaching junior bowlers for many years. She was a champion bowler winning bowler of the year and sportsmanship awards. She was a member of the AWBA for 40 years, serving as an AWBA delegate at state meeting, as well as on several committees at the local and state levels. She was a member of
Harmony Church in Deville. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bertha Redmon, her brothers Teaka, T.J., Richard and Donnie; her grandson Jarad; her son-in-law Mark Bonine; her brother-in-laws Harold, Kermit, Bob, Eilert, Art, and sister-in-law Esther; along with other family members. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Arnold; her children Vicki Bonine of Colorado Springs, Colorado, son, Ronald Haakenson (Linda) of Blossom, Texas; her daughter, Vanessa Haakenson (Tim) of Woodland Park, Colorado; her brothers, Milby Redmon of Evergreen, LA., Jerry Redmon of Houston, TX; her sisters, Viola Cassard of Bunkie, LA, Myrtle Goldie of San Bernardino, CA; 5 grandchildren, Jason, Doug, Chelsea, Greg and Justin; 10 great grandchildren. Along with life long friends, the King family of Deville. 

Services will be held at Rush Funeral Home at 10 AM, Tuesday,
November 25, 2014 officiated by Bro. Richie Craig. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery , Evergreen, LA. under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville. With a reception following at the Church of the Little Flower in Evergreen. 

Visitation will be held on
Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home from 5 - 9 PM and on Tuesday from 8 - 10AM until time of the service. 

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Pelican Footnote by Ed Dugas: Vivian Marie Redmon was a member of the Evergreen High School graduating class of 1951. She was outstanding in both basketball and softball.