Obituary for Kaylie Rae Haun
Kaylie Rae Haun, age 19, of Torrington, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at The Eastern Wyoming College Gymnasium in Torrington with Fr. Stephen Deaver as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mitchell City Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Jones Mortuary in Mitchell. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Mitchell. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in care of the family to be designated at a later date.
Kaylie was born January 17, 1995 in Torrington to Matt and Cody (Murphy) Haun. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Mitchell.
Kaylie attended Kelly Martin’s preschool in Mitchell and kindergarten at St. Agnes Academy in Scottsbluff. She then attended the Mitchell Public Schools 1st through 10th grade, transferring to Torrington High School in the fall of 2011. Kaylie graduated as an honor student at Torrington High in May 2013. She was presently attending Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington on a rodeo scholarship and planned to transfer to the University of Wyoming at Laramie next year. Kaylie was active in FFA, FBLA, 4-H, Honor Roll, NHS, and Student Council while in high school. She was selected as a Jr. Prom attendant, class officer and Homecoming Queen. Kaylie also participated in volleyball, cross country, basketball, track and the Nebraska High School Rodeo.
Kaylie won numerous awards in the Jr. high and high school rodeos. She qualified two years for the Jr. High National finals in Gallup, New Mexico and three years for the National High School Rodeo in Gillette and Rock Springs, WY. Kaylie qualified in barrels, poles, breakaway and goat tying. Her rewards included a roomful of belt buckles, all-around awards and several saddles. She was the NHS Barrel Racing Director for three years and was the Nebraska Cinch Team Captain.
Kaylie’s greatest joys were her horses, rodeo and having fun with her two sisters, brother, cousins and friends. She loved little kids and was always playing and entertaining the younger ones, particularly her little cousins. Kaylie was a very kind and caring person, always with a big smile and “hello.” She didn’t know a stranger. Kaylie volunteered for various programs including the back-pack program and donating blood.
Kaylie worked at the Torrington Weed and Pest during the summer and was presently working as the board operator, production assistant. Most recently she managed the website at KGOS/KERM radio station in Torrington.
Her family and friends will all miss her terribly. They entrust her into God’s hands and pray for her everyday.
Survivors include her parents, Matt and Cody Haun of Torrington; sisters, Murphy and Madison Haun of Torrington; brother, Pake Haun of Torrington; grandparents, George and Janna Haun of Torrington and Gene and Carol Murphy of Mitchell; aunts, uncles, and cousins, Kristin and Mike Hiemerman, Jace and Tatum of Scottsbluff, Katie Hobbs, Adeline, Avery and Ace of Mitchell, Cassie and T.J. Haeffelin, Liberty, Ty, Hattie, and Coy of Torrington, Trisha and Toby Kimzey, Kallen and Tyler and families of Pine Bluffs, WY, Scott and Angie Haun, Katie of Kimball and Brandon of Guernsey; and numerous extended family and friends.
Preceding Kaylie in death were her paternal great grandparents, Ray and LaRea Haun and Lyle and Ruby Johnson; and maternal great grandparents, Emil “Junior” and Edith Murphy and Loren and Adeline Scott.