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Mary Jane Haggart

Mary Jane Haggart
Mary Jane Haggart
- April 25, 2018

Jane was born April 17, 1949, in Rapid City, SD, to James and Mary (White) Haggart. Jane grew up in Bison, SD, attending Bison School then South Dakota State University, graduating in 1971 with a degree in Home Economics. Jane taught in Colorado for a few years then went on to work for Frontier Airlines as a stewardess. After the airline closed, she had numerous temporary jobs in Colorado and California.

While in high school, Jane enjoyed being a cheerleader, playing piano, and spending time with good friends. Jane participated in many beauty pageants and had the opportunity to represent South Dakota State University in the Miss South Dakota pageant where she was 1st runner up.

Jane started her love for traveling when she was young. Her mom, brother, Terry, uncle, Bryce White, and cousins, Betty and Judy, took the train from Hettinger, ND, to visit White relatives in Michigan. In 1958, Jim, Mary, and kids drove to California to visit relatives, and in 1962, they went to the world's fair in Seattle, Washington. As an adult, Jane loved to travel the world and she especially liked visiting the ocean. While traveling, Jane became a connoisseur of food and wine. In her travels, Jane collected brass items and purple things, her favorite color.

Mary Jane Haggart, 69, of Rapid City, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD.

Jane is survived by her brother, Terry (Mary) Haggart, Bison; nephew, Travis (Gaby) Haggart, Boulder, CO; nieces, Ches (Coery) Hegge, Spearfish, SD, Marne (Nick) Dooley, Pierre, SD, and Tia Haggart, Denver, CO; and 5 great-nieces and nephews, Emily Fero, Bergen Haggart, Abbey Hegge, Ian Hegge, and Piper Dooley; step-mother, Esther Haggart, Spearfish; step-brothers and step-sisters, Rodger (Mary Lou) Wells, Cheryl (Bob) Shinabarger, Lonnie (Cheryl) Wells, and Julie Wells; and numerous step-nieces and nephews.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Mary C. (White) Haggart; and her step-brother, Randy Wells.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at the Spearfish Congregational Church fellowship Hall. Come and share your memories.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.



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