Madeline Dresser Haden

Madeline Dresser Haden

Madeline Dresser Haden

Aprli 16, 1925 - January 21, 2018

Madeline Dresser Haden was born April 16, 1925, in Burbank, California, the only child of Irving and Florence Dresser. She grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by family and graduated from Dorsey High School.


Madeline met her husband, John Haden, at a dance at the Hollywood Palladium. The couple married July 18, 1943. They had three children, Richard (Candace), William (Melanie), and Nancy (Robert Allen). They raised their family in Long Beach and Garden Grove, Calif., where Madeline was a frequent room mother for her children’s classes, Cub Scout Den mother, active PTA member, and president of her sons’ college fraternity Mother’s Club. She was active in Sigma Phi Gamma and the Garden Grove Junior Women’s Club.


After John retired, the couple moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, where Madeline was a longtime Three Rivers Hospital volunteer and PEO member. John died in 2006, just prior to the couple’s 63rd wedding anniversary.

Madeline is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the PEO Scholarship Fund.

A celebration of life will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors.

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