Theodore “Ted” Haines Haas


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Ted Haas

Theodore “Ted” Haines Haas (78) was born on May 19th, 1946, in Lincoln, NE, to L.T. “Lou” and Patricia (Oxley) Haas. He died on May 21st, 2024, following a sudden terminal diagnosis of brain cancer.

When Ted was two, the family moved to Yakima for work opportunities. In his youth, Ted was involved in Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Award and serving as a leader at Camp Fife. He graduated from A.C. Davis High School in 1964 and then attended YVC. In the late ‘60s, Ted honorably served in the Army, including a stint in Vietnam.

In 1972, Ted married Priscilla Hazard, a longtime family friend, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima. They split their time between Ellensburg, where Cilla attended CWU, and Yakima, where Ted worked as a technician at the family dental laboratory. In 1979, Ted and Cilla bought Haas Dental Laboratory from Lou and ran it until their retirement in 2015. Ted was known for his high-quality work. He mentored numerous employees, encouraging their growth and enabling them to start businesses of their own.

The couple’s son, Ivan Haas, was born in 1976. Ted often volunteered in Ivan’s activities, including Boy Scouts, Melody Lane Singers, and various sports teams. The family enjoyed many trips together, including to Long Beach, Goldendale, Seattle, on cruises, and campouts. Ted became an avid golfer, playing regularly for 30 years and joining the Elks Club in Selah. He and Cilla have been U.W. football season ticket holders since 1995, making the trip over the Cascades for every home game and tailgate party in that span.

Ted was the best human and example imaginable. He always thought of others and agonized over choosing the right words and ways to support friends in their times of need. Ted liked to pause and notice a beautiful morning, the sun on his back, and the first sip of a cold Coke. He disliked raking fallen pods from the locust tree at his home.

His survivors include wife Priscilla of Yakima, son Ivan (Andrea), grandchildren Violet and Grady of Woodinville, sister Patti Wallace, niece Lisa (Greg Huefner) Wallace, all of Yakima, brother-in-law Sam (Ronnie) Hazard of Goldendale, and sister-in-law Melissa (Gary) Danberg of Bellevue. Ted was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Dan Wallace.

Following Ted’s wishes, a funeral service will not be held.

Memorial gifts can be designated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center for the Alvord Brain Tumor Center Fund and/or End of Life Washington. Both organizations played a vital role in offering assistance to Ted during his final days and were so very kind.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center for the Alvord Brain Tumor Center Fund
Memorials can be made online at

or mailed to:

Fred Hutch

1100 Fairview Ave N, Mail Stop J5-200

Seattle, WA 98109

Please include the name Theodore Haas when sending in the donation.


End of Life Washington

Memorials can be made online at or mailed to:

End of Life Washington

9311 SE 36th St., Suite 110

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Please include the name Theodore Haas when sending in the donation.

3 Responses to “Theodore “Ted” Haines Haas”

  • Bettie Cochran says:

    Sending you my heartfelt sympathy. Ted was a very special guy. Kind and caring, gentle and brilliant. Ted and Cilla made a wonderful life together, raised a great son and lived an ethical life together.

    I am so sorry for this sudden loss. Sending my love to Cilla and family.

  • Lea Spigler says:

    Cilla, my heart goes out to you for the loss of Ted. I know what you are going through. Please, if you need to talk or just cry, I am here for you. Right now I am away from home. So call if you can. I’ll be home around June 24. Love you

  • Ernie Goodhue says:

    So sad to hear about Ted. He was are best man 58 years ago Great man

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