Cornelia Delphine Haga, longtime resident of Pawnee, Oklahoma, passed away at her home in Pawnee, Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the age of 90 years old.
Cornelia was born May 5, 1925 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the daughter of Ben W. Maytubby who was of Chickasaw descent and Mary (Lonechief) Maytubby of Pawnee descent. Cornelia moved with her family to eastern Oklahoma where she began her education. She later graduated from Westville High School in Westville, Oklahoma. Cornelia's first job was in Arizona where she worked at the Grand Canyon. She later moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and gained employment at the Fred Harvey House. Cornelia then moved to Pawnee, Oklahoma. During her time in Pawnee Cornelia met Joseph Edward Hammer. The two were later united in marriage on January 8, 1953 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The two established their home in Blackburn, Oklahoma. Cornelia helped Joe operate the Mint Bar and Sports Club where she and Joe worked side by side for many years until he sold the operation. Following the death of Joe in 1974, Cornelia moved to Pawnee to her current home. Cornelia later began working as a caretaker for the Department of Human Services. During this time she met Carl Haga. The couple was later united in marriage on April 27, 1999. The two made their home in Pawnee where she has continued to reside.
Cornelia enjoyed life to the fullest. She was never afraid of work and loved helping others. Cornelia enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. She also enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas. Cornelia was a wonderful cook and gardener. Growing flowers was also a favorite thing for her to do.
Survivors are her sister Marie Fields of Glenpool, Oklahoma, niece Lillian Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma, niece Janice Collins of Long Island, New York, nephew David Maytubby of Pawnee, Oklahoma, nephew Ben Maytubby, III of Murphysboro, Tennessee, niece Sena Maytubby of Phoenix, Arizona, niece Janet Cox of Chandler, Arizona, niece Laura Maytubby of Show Low, Arizona, niece Mary Louise Maytubby of Phoenix, Arizona, nephew Stan Fields of Collinsville, Oklahoma, niece Mary Jo Titrick of Catoosa, Oklahoma, nephew Ira Fields, Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, niece Ava Fields of San Bernardino, California, niece Michelle Lake of Sapulpa, Oklahoma as well as numerous other great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends. Cornelia was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands Joe E. Hammer and Carl Haga, two brothers Ben Jr., Charles and two sisters Roberta and Sena.
Services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Poteet Funeral Home Chapel with Butch Eves officiating. Wake services will be held on Friday 7:00 pm also at the Poteet Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services.