In memory of
William Dennis Haden
In memory of
William Dennis Haden
William Dennis Haden Dec. 19, 1944 - May 12, 2021 Architect, Father, Mentor, Friend Dennis Haden, born in Omaha, Neb., was a natural connector, who built relationships throughout his life with a wide diversity of people in his personal life and professional career. Dennis spent his childhood in Iowa, his teens in Everett, Wash., before studying architecture at the University of Washington. After college he served the Peace Corps in Hawaii then returned to Seattle, Wash., where he practiced architecture and started a family. Dennis lived 76 years in his own unique style – reading, educating, designing, building, and loving. His life was cut short by cancer, but we who gather to honor Dennis' life will be sustained by the positive memories of our connections to him. Dennis is survived by sons, William Christian Haden and Andrew Cooper Haden; and his life partner, Sharon Nobbe. Christian, Andrew, and Sharon shared Dennis' end-of-life care during the final months of his life at his home in Portland, Ore. Dennis is also survived by his older sister, Linda Haden Keller; and a niece and nephew; as well as Judith Cooper Haden, his former wife and mother of his sons. Dennis' close friends - Mark Millett, Peter Watson, Gary Hartnett, Eloise Damroche - anchored him over the years and in the last weeks of his life. Not to be forgotten, Ridley, the family dog who held a special place in Dennis' heart and on the loveseat. William Dennis Haden valued all people and cherished the connections made to others through his personal relationships and his design work. He might say, "I like connecting the dots" as he considered people's strengths and talents in combination. He will be remembered for his quick wit, and as an accomplished architect, a valued colleague, a loving father, and devoted life partner. We will miss him. A memorial in his honor will be held at a private home Sunday, June 13, 2021. For condolences contact: wdh.2021.memorial@gmail.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
William Dennis Haden
William Dennis Haden Dec. 19, 1944 - May 12, 2021 Architect, Father, Mentor, Friend Dennis Haden, born in Omaha, Neb., was a natural connector, who built relationships throughout his life with a wide diversity of people in his personal life and professional career. Dennis spent his childhood in Iowa, his teens in Everett, Wash., before studying architecture at the University of Washington. After college he served the Peace Corps in Hawaii then returned to Seattle, Wash., where he practiced architecture and started a family. Dennis lived 76 years in his own unique style – reading, educating, designing, building, and loving. His life was cut short by cancer, but we who gather to honor Dennis' life will be sustained by the positive memories of our connections to him. Dennis is survived by sons, William Christian Haden and Andrew Cooper Haden; and his life partner, Sharon Nobbe. Christian, Andrew, and Sharon shared Dennis' end-of-life care during the final months of his life at his home in Portland, Ore. Dennis is also survived by his older sister, Linda Haden Keller; and a niece and nephew; as well as Judith Cooper Haden, his former wife and mother of his sons. Dennis' close friends - Mark Millett, Peter Watson, Gary Hartnett, Eloise Damroche - anchored him over the years and in the last weeks of his life. Not to be forgotten, Ridley, the family dog who held a special place in Dennis' heart and on the loveseat. William Dennis Haden valued all people and cherished the connections made to others through his personal relationships and his design work. He might say, "I like connecting the dots" as he considered people's strengths and talents in combination. He will be remembered for his quick wit, and as an accomplished architect, a valued colleague, a loving father, and devoted life partner. We will miss him. A memorial in his honor will be held at a private home Sunday, June 13, 2021. For condolences contact: wdh.2021.memorial@gmail.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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