Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


Carolyn A. Haire

October 14, 1937March 13, 2020

Carolyn A. Haire, 82, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born October 14, 1937, in Evansville, IN, to the late Fred and Irma Huff.

Carolyn was married to the love of her life of 54 years, Richard “Bud.” Beloved Anni became her companion after Bud’s passing. She loved her family and was an amazing cook. Carolyn also loved to shop. She was retired from Windsor Plastics.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Mike) Durchholz of Newburgh and Tracy Haire of Henderson, KY; son, Rick (Debbie) Haire of Evansville; grandchildren, Dustin (Winter) Durchholz, Brandon (Erin) Durchholz, Ryan (Jenny Tutt) Haire, Chris (Sydney) Haire and Shasta (Lance) Speaks; great grandchildren, Carrie Crowley, Declan and Finley Speaks, Kennedy Haire, and Sloan Haire.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Alan Ramsey, with entombment at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.


  • Dawn Durchholz (Mike), Daughter
  • Tracy Haire, Daughter
  • Rick Haire (Debbie), Son
  • Dustin Durchholz (Winter), Grandchild
  • Brandon Durchholz (Erin), Grandchild
  • Ryan Haire (Jenny Tutt), Grandchild
  • Chris Haire (Sydney), Grandchild
  • Shasta Speaks (Lance), Grandchild
  • Carrie Crowley, Great Grandchild
  • Declan Speaks, Great Grandchild
  • Finley Speaks, Great Grandchild
  • Kennedy Haire, Great Grandchild
  • Sloan Haire, Great Granchild


  • Vistation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020


Carolyn A. Haire

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Larry Goodin

March 18, 2020

Rick ! I’m very sorry to hear of your moms passing ! Always seemed to be a kind gentle woman who raised great kids ! Don’t know how she ever put up with you growing up as I was along for quite a bit of the rick haire early years ! Lol ! I wish you and Debbie the best in this sad time for your whole family ! Sincerely larry and niki goodin !

Debbie Haire

March 16, 2020

Lucky me to have had Carolyn as my mother in law for 37 years. Her son, Rick loved her with his entire being. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law and wonderful grandmother to our two sons and also a great grandmother to our two beautiful granddaughters. She loved them all and we all loved her! ❤️ She was such a sweet and kind Christian woman. We miss you already mom. We are at peace to know you are no longer suffering and you are in the arms of Jesus. You lived your entire life to make it to heaven and you now have been rewarded. We will see you again and a great reunion that will be. Watch Over us! We love you always! Rick and Deb.

Ronnie Craddock

March 16, 2020

Carolyn was the most nice person that you will ever meet. And without a doubt a Christian. It showed in her actions and her life. I will miss my sister in CHRIST. This is not good by this I will see you again in heaven with our father Jesus Christ.