Earl Arthur Haugen

Earl Arthur Haugen, of Fort Mohave Arizona, died surrounded by his family on Aug. 26, 2022.

Earl was born on March 1, 1947, in San Luis Obispo. Growing up in the Sacramento area, he attended San Juan High School for 3 years. Earl graduated from Lowell High School in Whittier, California in 1965. During his high school years he refined his love for sports, lettering in football, basketball and baseball.

Earl was drafted by the Army in 1966 and served in the White House during the Vietnam War. He worked under Presidents Johnson and Nixon. Earl, always an entertainer, enjoyed talking about playing cards with Lady Bird Johnson and the experiences he had on the Johnson’s ranch.

After an honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. While in attendance, he played on the men’s basketball team. Earl received his bachelor’s degree in 1973.

Earl worked for Covina Valley Unified School District as a teacher, coach and dean beginning in 1974. In 1983 Earl earned his Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Earl then moved to Downey Unified School District as an administrator where he was employed until his retirement in 2005. He was the Principal at Warren High School for the majority of his career. Earl also served as the president of Southern Section CIF from 2006-2008.

After retirement, Earl and Jackie moved to Arizona, where they were actively involved with the Williams Lions Club. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family. Earl was an avid reader and enjoyed all sports. His biggest joy was spending time with his family. The legacy he has built will continue for many generations.

Earl is survived by his wife Jackie; daughter Carrie; son David; daughter Sarah; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Karen, Craig, Marianne, and Leslie along with many additional loving family members.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Jean Haugen and his nephew Phillip Boyd.