(August 5, 1916 - November 27, 2010)
Nellie Haberman was the classic daughter of the west; born in Dawson, North Dakota in 1916, the daughter of John and Katherine Muller, she lived an exemplary and productive country life in the Powell, Wyoming area as the soul-mate and best friend of her late husband, Richard Haberman (1916-2009) for whom she was his enduring companion for almost 70 years.
Upon her husband's death on September 11, 2009, Nellie took her leave from him, but continued to remain the fountain head to her beloved four children, Sharon Kammeyer of Cody, Wyoming, Ronald Haberman of Casper, Wyoming, Joyce Butler and Gail Kennedy Bartoe, both of the Vail, Colorado area. Grandmother to five and Great Grandmother to five, Nellie left her imprint upon them all — that of strength of character, compassion, and fond memories of her high standards for living. Not only was she the care-lgiver, but she bore equally the burdens of her husband in cultivating a successful farming operation, the development of the West Drive-in Theatre in Cody, and the establishment of the renown Haberman Land-leveler Implement Company, the products of which still leave a lasting memorial to her in the green fields of Wyoming and Montana.
On November 27, 2010, Nellie, the last of 11 siblings took her leave of this life, and gave us those enduring memories of a remarkably caring and generous woman; she had that fragile and feminine touch, yet the steel to weather all hardships that the world wrought upon her or her children; and because of that strength of character, her children continue to prosper and thrive; for that they are and will be eternally grateful for the heritage. For all who knew Nellie, these penned words do not account for the love and respect that she engendered; her passage left an empty space in the lives of us all, but filled with everlasting memories that perhaps give us a better world in which to carry-on.
Services to be held at a later date.
(This obituary ran as a paid ad in the Powell Tribune)