Ingeborg “Inge” Ursula Haas Feagin, 85, Orange
Ingeborg “Inge” Ursula Haas Feagin, 85, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 13, 2017, in Orange.
A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange
Born in Berlin, on November 25, 1931, the daughter of Eugene and Erika (Gabbert) Haas, Inge grew up in war-torn Germany at the height of World War II. In 1951, she married United States Army Corporal, Gerald Smith. Following his unexpected death in 1953, Inge traveled with her infant son, Michael, to make a home with her extended family in Woodville, Texas. Once settled in Texas, Inge obtained her cosmetology license and began working as a hairdresser. In the evenings, she studied to become a United States citizen and was granted citizenship in 1959.
Inge met her husband, Donald L. Feagin when they were introduced by mutual friends. They were married on December 14, 1956, and welcomed son Randy one year later in December 1957. In 1961, the family moved to Orange, setting up residence in Roselawn. In 1964, they welcomed daughter Inge to the family.
Inge loved hosting family meals and fun family get-togethers. She greatly loved life and meeting and talking with anyone who crossed her path – she truly had a “gift for gab”. She and her husband were owners of the Orange County Cycle Center where they sold BMW and Suzuki Motorcycles. They later owned the Cocktail Haus. Inge enjoyed spending time with the Brown Bowling League, golfing at Orange Country Club, gardening, and crocheting coat hangers. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband of almost 60 years, Donald L. Feagin.
Inge is survived by her children, Michael Feagin, of Orange, Randy Feagin and wife Martha, of Orange, and Ingeborg Feagin, of Houston; grandchildren, Lindsay Robins and husband David, of Katy and Krista Goetz and husband Austin, of Orange; great-grandchildren, Emerson Robins and Kolton Goetz; brothers, Gerhardt Haas and wife Annemarie, of Berlin, Germany, Helmut Haas and wife Theresia, of Stockhausen, Germany, and Reinhardt Haas, of Trier, Germany.