Local Mother, gardener, and Citizen of Hillsboro, Carol Jean Haag has passed on to heaven after nearly 60 years of farm life on the East Tualatin Plains where she lived with her husband, Raymond Haag, and her children. Her impacts on our community as a Mother were significant; the children have all gone on to be successful in life and represent our fine City and greater Community in very positive ways. She was a consummate gardener and loved flowers of all kinds. Her Country Gardens business which she ran from the big red barn on the property was a favorite of many locals over the years. Her green thumb was almost as deep as her love of her family.
Having known Carol over the last few years I know that her love of Raymond and her kids and grandkids were the only things she was focused on. She truly did worry and love on all of them as much as any mother ever could. In a 2018 interview, I was able to capture her spirit. The twinkle in her eye told the story of a life well-lived as she spoke of her life as a young woman, falling in love with Raymond, and more. You can follow this link and scroll down to listen if you like.
Carol was a person of great substance and character and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We tip our caps or in her case, our sun hats and trowels, to a beautiful person and life well lived.
A Drive through memorial is this Sunday from 1-3 PM at the family’s home at 4825 NE Starr Blvd., Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. Everyone is welcome to drive around the loop driveway which surrounds the historic home and wave to Raymond and the family who will be present. Flowers are welcome. Here is a message from the family as posted on Facebook.
This is a drive-thru only memorial event to remember Carol Jean Haag, who passed away October 27, 2020, age 84.
Her husband Raymond Haag continues to live at the home they shared together since the 1960s.
There is a driveway that wraps around the home, follow signs, and stay in your vehicle to follow guidelines put in place at this time.
Feel free to flash your lights, honk your horns, and if you would like to leave flowers they will be placed at Carol’s gravesite.
Remembering Carol Jean Haag
Carol Jean Haag, age 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at her home in Hillsboro, OR with her husband of 65 years by her side. She was born July 22, 1936, in Fresno, CA, to Viola and Lester Edminster.
Carol loved to swim and partook in numerous extracurricular activities. She met the love of her life while swimming at a pool after hours on a blind date, he later took her out on an official date making her favorite meal spaghetti and garlic bread. She married her Raymond Haag on November 5, 1955. Together they moved to Hillsboro in 1962 and raised their five children and animals on their three-acre farm; formerly the Meierjurgen Farm. The home was originally built in the 1880s by Hillsboro banking icon and businessmen John W Shute and his wife Elizabeth Constable.
In 1984, Carol and Ray opened their own gift and floral shop called Country Gardens. Carol worked tirelessly in her gardens to make them immaculate to entertain wedding ceremonies and painters. She loved sewing and made exquisite quilts. You would often find her in the kitchen working on her puzzles.
Carol was a devoted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and enjoyed holiday gatherings where she would bake her famous lemon bars and homemade ice cream.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Haag; son Mark Haag and daughter-in-law Erin; son Chris Haag and daughter-in-law Cindy; daughter Lisa Goldbeck and son-in-law Randy; daughter Laura Myers; son Grant Haag and daughter-in-law Holly, nieces and nephews, seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Viola Edminster, and by her brother Lester Jr. Edminster.