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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

1805 Highway 281 North, Marble Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Catherine "Cathy" Carlisle Haas

May 1, 1949February 7, 2020

Catherine Carlisle Haas was born May 1, 1949 on Galveston Island and passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 7, 2020 at her home in Spicewood, Texas. Cathy graduated from LaMarque High School, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, her Masters degree from North Texas State University and her PhD in Consumer Behavior from the University of Texas in Austin. She taught marketing at UT and the University of Kansas. Cathy had a very successful career as Senior Vice-President/Market Research Director from leading advertising agencies in Dallas, Boston, and Atlanta. In 1990, Cathy started Haas Market Metrics, Inc., a national market research firm whose clients included numerous advertising agencies where she did market research for Simmons Bedding, Alcoa Aluminum, and Kimberly Clark, as well as myriad other clients in high-tech companies, retail chains, banks, hospitals, clothing manufacturers and restaurant chains.

Cathy’s other passion was music! She held piano, organ and handbell positions in Methodist churches from Dallas, Amherst (New Hampshire), Las Vegas, Duluth, GA, Fredericksburg, TX and Marble Falls, TX. One of her great joys was accompanying the Genesis Youth Choir at Duluth First United Methodist Church and going with them on choir tour each summer for the past nine years. She also sang in the Chancel Choir. She had served as the President of United Methodist Women in Duluth and was more recently active in the UMW at the First Methodist Church of Marble Falls.

Cathy was a great cook and the consummate hostess. She loved entertaining and had a large fan club for her “Mama Jean’s” Louisiana gumbo, homemade chili, and deviled eggs. She also was brilliant at crosswords, other word puzzles, and Scrabble, which she and her husband played several times a day.

Cathy loved all animals and put out food for the “woodland animals” each night, which included a raccoon, a possum, four feral cats, two foxes, and at least a dozen deer. She was especially devoted to her 14-year-old calico cat, Aunt Scooter, and the four-year-old twins, Travis and Tyler Rose, who snuggled up beside her in bed each and every night.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Ode and Gloria Carlisle, and her sisters, Claire and Carol.

Cathy is survived by her spouse of 38 years, Tom Haas, her brother-in-law, Leslie Haas and spouse Sherry from Salado, TX; her stepson Clay Haas, spouse Leslie and their daughter, Lexi from Overland Park, KS; stepson Derek Haas, spouse Kristi and sons Bruno and Augie from Los Angeles, CA and stepson Austin Haas, spouse Yoko from Portland, OR. She had a blessed relationship with her cousins Bettye and Leon Anhaiser, from Sugarland, TX and Barbara and Paul Loyd from Fredericksburg, TX. Cathy will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews and a host of very special friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 5 – 7 PM at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM at First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls, TX. Graveside service will be Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 1:00 PM at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, TX.

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls, Texas. Online condolences may be made at: www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

Catherine "Cathy" Carlisle Haas

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Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy

February 14, 2020

Our very sincere sympathy. God's blessings on her husband and family.

Heather Wallace

February 13, 2020

Cathy was one of the most fun loving, kind, generous, and talented ladies with whom I have had the pleasure in crossing paths. I feel privileged and blessed to have known and performed with Cathy both in choral and handbell choirs. I have such fond memories of her. Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. The celestial choirs have welcomed a gem and will be all the more richer. Cathy will have them whipped in to shape in no time. Hugs and prayers. Xxxx

Pamela Rodie

February 13, 2020

Dearest Tom,
We are still in shock over Cathy's passing. I'm praying that God will hold you tightly over these next days and weeks and that you will feel His perfect peace, knowing that Cathy is safe in His loving arms. I'm remembering our trip to Biltmore with you, Cathy, Chuck and Jacque and how much fun we had. And the Delbert concerts. We love you Tom.😘
Pam and Rodie

Jane Clayton Troxell

February 13, 2020

Tom,
My prayers and condolences to you and your extended family. My heart literally skipped a few beats earlier this week when I learned of Cathy’s passing. It’s still hard to believe we’ve lost her! We have known each other since first grade in La Marque and I was delighted to see her at our 50th reunion. We had a marathon phone conversation when I first contacted her (she remembered more than I) that was delightful and she was so full of excitement. Cathy was the epitome of Perfection...blonde, beautiful, brilliant...and always excelled at EVERYTHING! Her star was always a bit bigger, brighter and shinier, and yet, she never boasted or bragged...she didn’t need to..she was our Cathy and we all loved and admired her so greatly. My heart is missing a piece with her passing but Heaven welcomed the most Perfect Angel Ever. May God bless her and she Rest In Peace ✝️🙏😇
Jane Clayton Troxell

Alan Crow

February 12, 2020

Tom,
I am so sorry to hear about Cathy. She was a wonderful friend as we grew up together in LaMarque. I look back on so many wonderful things shared as young, growing kids aspiring for so much more in life. I will always remember the fun times at her house when in school. She was the real success that we all knew she would be. I am glad we were able to visit at the last reunion. May God bless you and your family.

Alan Crow
Colorado Springs, CO

Renata Walker

February 12, 2020

Dear Tom,
I am praying that God will put his loving arms around you to care and comfort you as you face the sad, sad task of saying good bye to your beloved Cathy.
We are unable to understand why this is happening, can only trust and believe that it is God's will to call Cathy home to be with him in heaven.
All of us here at Duluth First United Methodist church are with you in thoughts and prayers.
Your friend,
Renata Walker

James Anhaiser

February 12, 2020

Cousin Cathy, (Hook’em HORNS!!) how I love you and always looked forward to visiting with you & Tom!!

Your smile, wonderful laugh, listening ability, warm hugs, sense of humor, cooking ability, business savvy, funny stories and loving spirit were ever present and shared warmly with all your friends and family!

Just listening to the excitement in your voice describing an upcoming church musical program was just as special as listening to the wonderful program itself! The beauty of your talent playing the Organ and bells at church was always a wonderful treat!

I love you!!

Cousin James

Verna Pruett Raines

February 12, 2020

Our hearts are saddened by your loss. Please know thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cathy was a very special person even as a child growing up and at our last visit with you both in October 2017. Take Care...

Meredith Rose

February 12, 2020

I was just heartbroken to hear this sad news and hope you know, Tom, how your many friends at DFUMC are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers. We have such fond memories of UMW meetings at your beautiful home - and Cathy's always gracious entertaining style. She never met a stranger and she always made everyone feel so welcome - and special. May God's peace and grace help you through this difficult time. With much love, Meredith Rose

Terry Zajac

February 12, 2020

Tom,
I was so shocked and sad to hear of Cathy’s passing. We were classmates and friends in middle school and high school. I loved Cathy and have thought of her so many times since high school and also the last time I saw her at our 20th high school reunion. I met you at the reunion as well, and it was obvious how happy Cathy was with you. She was so smart, gifted, and sensitive...I knew she would do well in life. Cathy was pivotal in helping form our “Grannies-a-Go-Go” group—22 high school girls who played ukuleles together! It was one of my all time favorite parts of high school! We often met at her house to practice. I wish I could attend her service, but I live in Colorado and won’t be able to make it. I will certainly be there in spirit, and will send prayers to both you and Cathy.
With sympathy and love,
Terry McDanald

FROM THE FAMILY