Josephine B. Haas

July 5, 1914June 14, 2014

She was involved in various activities in San Francisco, such as a docent for the SF Fine Arts Museums, and worked tirelessly for the San Francisco Chapter of Aid To Retarded Citizens. In 1960, she and her husband bought Middlefield Farm in Novato. It was in her mid-fifties, with one horse and one trainer, that she started the enterprise that would become Middlefield Morgans. It was dedicated to breeding, showing, and promoting America’s breed, the Morgan Horse. Thirty years later, she became so successful, that she was known to have the finest string of Morgans on the West Coast. In 1995, she was inducted into the Morgan Horse Hall of Fame in Vermont. She supported a number of charitable causes including several major new facilities at the Novato Community Hospital, Cutaneous Lymphoma Research at Stanford, her grand children’s schools and the Novato Youth Center. Throughout her life she showed remarkable pioneering spirit, the will to overcome and a strong devoted support to her family. She was always a lady and maintained her sense of humor to the very end. She is survived by two of her children Peter (Ginnie), and Margaret “Peggy” Haas; four grandchildren, Jennifer(Christian), Dan, Bradley(Kira),and Nicholas Haas, as well as five great-grandchildren, Maya and Tobin Haas -Dehejia, Lilly Hill and Preston and Alaina Haas. She was predeceased by her son Michael Stern Haas and her daughter-in-law Joanne C Haas.


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Leigh Anne Gray

July 18, 2014

May a star burn bright for the Haas family

Tracey Hamilton

July 14, 2014

I have very fond memories of Jody from my days showing Morgan horses in the 1970's and 1980's. She was a lovely and generous woman. She will be missed. My condolences to the Peter Jr. and Peggy.

July 9, 2014

My deepest sympathies to the Haas family. I'm so sorry for your loss. What an extraordinary lady. May our kind and loving Father in Heaven heal your broken hearts as time passes and may the memories of your loved one be a source of comfort. (Psalm 147:3)

Peaches Sea

June 30, 2014

Jody was a gracious, kind person. John and I had the pleasure of riding with her and Peter when we lived in Indian Valley during the early 70's. We won't forget those care free days. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends

Peaches and John Sea
Graeagle, Ca.

Leslie Scollin Dawley

June 25, 2014

Dear Peggy, Peter & all the Family, I have such wonderful memories of your Mom during our years of growing up. I can remember the day's of watching & admiring all the Morgans & of course her having a grand time. Our Mothers go back a long time & now they are playing again. They will never be far from my heart. The memories will live on forever. With Love thoughts & prayers to u all. I will miss this women Mrs Haas. (I will never forget the day she gave me permission to call her Jody :) )

Dick Weir

June 23, 2014

A rich, full life and a loving family. Pretty much says it all, but still hard to let go. Our condolences,
Dick & Suzanne Weir

Ray Fry

June 23, 2014

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss.
Best Regards,
Ray Fry

Jim Chriss

June 23, 2014

A long and fruitful life to celebrate. What a joy to have had this lady for a century.


June 21, 2014

Mrs. Hass will be missed in her neighborhood of Indian Valley where she also gave so much. Indian Valley Neighborhood Association

Joe & Diane Kostka

June 20, 2014

We never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Haas but have heard so much about her over the years. She was obviously a remarkable lady and will be missed by everyone she touched.