Sara Haggard

Obituary of Sara Haggard

Sara Elizabeth Haggard ADRIAN – Sara Elizabeth Haggard, age 85, of Adrian, died Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Lenawee Medical Facility, surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee and the loving staff of Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born December 17, 1926, in Huntsville, AL, to Claude M. Sr. and Roxie (Bryan) Brandon. She attended West Huntsville High School and took courses through correspondence schools. She married Neldon G. Haggard, Sr. in March 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga, Michigan. He preceded her in death. Sara worked at the Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville and worked at several factories around Adrian and Wauseon, Ohio. Since 1987, she was a Foster Grandparent at Drager Middle School in the classroom of Cindy Urash and tutored summer reading for 13 years. She won several awards during that time. Sara was a loving mother and grandmother. Sara has two sons, Richard (Sally) Cryder of Orange, CA and Robert A. (Maria) Cryder of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters, Tamara J. (Michael) Hunt and Leslie A. (Mark Decapo) Lambka of Adrian; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two step-sons; two step-daughters; special nephews, Charlie and Bob Rhoden and Dick Cook; and special friends, Audrey Boyer and Annie Betz. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, John (Butch) Cryder and Barry S. Cryder, a brother, Claude M. Brandon, Jr.; three sisters, Mildred Schroder, Imogene Byrom and Mary L. Rhoden; an infant son, Neldon Haggard, Jr.; and a former husband, Paul Cryder, Jr. Funeral services for Sara will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Reverend Calvin Walden officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Private graveside services will be held. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-4:45 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leslie A. Lambka to assist with funeral expenses. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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