In Memoriam...  Stanley Hadden, LC00015... February 9, 2007

DEATH OF AN ORIGINAL MEMBER.  I have received word that Stanley Hadden, LC00015, a founding member of our organization passed away on February 9th. Stanley was a long time editor of The Graybeards, in addition to holding other offices. He will be honored as such. He listed his service as the US Navy when he joined the KWVA, July 25, 1985.

When further details are available we will post them. Our sincere sympathy and prayers go to his family. . . . . God is nigh.

Louis T Dechert

Stanley Edwin Hadden
1918 - 2007

Stanley Edwin Hadden, 88, of Gulf Breeze passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 at a local nursing home.

Stan was a native of El Dorado, AR and resided in Gulf Breeze for the past six years, where he attended St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association. Mr. Hadden served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Stan was instrumental in the design and construction of the Korean Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hadden was a Colonel of Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long's staff, author of numerous publications, and writer and publisher of the The Eagle and The Angel, a weekly web newsletter. Stan was an accomplished artist of over 500 works of art distributed throughout the world, with his trademark dog, Buzzy, and the mysterious "Lady in Brown". Most notable is "The Reading of the Declaration of Independence", hanging at the headquarters of Colt Industries.

Preceding Stan in death was his son, Timothy Delano Hadden, his daughter-in-law, Marlene Troxclair Hadden, wife of Stan II, one sister Omelia, and one brother, Arthur.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth P. Hadden of Gulf Breeze; daughter, Patricia H. Woodburn of Gulf Breeze; son Stanley E. Hadden II of Corrigan, TX; four grandchildren, Lisa A Salom (Jaime), John P. Woodburn (Michelle), Susan G. Kacachos (James) and Kim A. Schwager (Robert); seven great grandchildren, Justin, Katherine, Madalyn, Michael, Jordan, Sydney and Abigail; four sisters, Anna Belle Patton, Bertha Nichols, Jennie Murphy and Laura Ward; and two brothers, Perry Hadden and Billy Hadden.

Memorial services will be at a later date in Harper's Ferry, WV with inurnment in Port Hudson National Cemetery in Louisiana.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 2/13/2007.

(Posted 2/14/07)