Doris Avery (Swift) Haug - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doris Avery (Swift) Haug

Doris Avery (Swift) Haug, age 96, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023. She was constantly surrounded by her loving children, just the way she always wanted it!

Born in Marshallton, DE, in 1926, she was a daughter of the late Norman Wilbur and Mary Emma (Chambers) Swift. Doris graduated from Conrad High School and was proud to be the first in her family to do so.

Food and cooking were a passion of Doris’. She worked very hard at being the greatest mother of all! Doris had three, different grueling jobs in Delaware factories and finally retired from Strawbridge and Clothier Department Store. She was so fortunate to be able to travel and enjoyed it immensely. Doris was a member of Weston Senior Center and for years loved being a volunteer to read to pre-school children.

Doris was married to a wonderful man, John F. Haug, Sr., who passed away far too soon in 1994.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Lillian, Sarah, Norma, Dorothy, William, Robert, and Paula. She is survived by her children, Stephanie, Debbie, John, Jr. (JoAnn, who was thought of as a fourth daughter), and Wendy (Jimmy); grandchildren to whom she was known as “Greatmom,” Lisa (Rob), Danielle, Chris, Jacqueline, and Sydney (Eric); great-grands, Caroline (Luke), Robert, Lane, Brittany (Andrew), Noah, Luke, Lucian, Coral, Alyssa, and Scarlett Avery; her first great-great-grandchild, Roman, and soon to be second great-great-grandson; and many adoring nieces and nephews who will miss their Aunt Doris.

Doris will be deeply missed by all who knew her, including her friends and neighbors.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516,  or online by clicking here.


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21 Condolences for Doris Avery (Swift) Haug

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to all family and close friends. RIP

  • Much love and most of all peace over the entire family during this very difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. Sounds as if she had a wonderful life loving her family..prayers for your family.

  • I’m so sorry for your. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • My deepest condolences and prayers to Wendy,and the entire family. Mrs Doris was a lovely , sweet person. Although I hadn’t seen her in years,I followed all the family pictures and events on Facebook. She was certainly loved,adored and respected.Rest in peace.❤❤🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • My condolences to the Haug family, may she rest in peace.

  • I think your mom was a very good friend of my mother, Ellen Marie Smith. I have a photo of your mom
    She was my mothers maid of honor when she married my dad. If you would like to see. So sorry for your loss. RIP

  • John, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May God bless and comfort you and your family at this time of great loss.

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Haug family. I cannot remember a moment when I was a child that I wasn’t at Mom-Mom’s back door when at my Grandparents house. Even my daughter Allison did the same thing when she visited. I will always cherish those memories. Love to you all!!

  • John and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother. Remember that good fruit comes from good trees.
    Clan Cunningham

  • John & family,
    Keeping your mom and family in my thoughts and prayers.
    John lodge

  • John & Family,

    We live on memories to carry us through each day. Certain as it relates to your mom, her strength will be with you. Keeping you in our prayers,

    Terry Koston

  • John and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the passing of your mother.
    Kevin McDerbu

  • John, my deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother.

  • Prayers and love to all who had the honor of knowing Aunt Doris. Such a sweet lady. I have such wonderful childhood memories of Aunt Doris and our family reunions at Banning Park. Peace be with you.

    With love,

    ~ Dorothy Jane

  • We are saddened for the loss of Ms. Doris, your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May the good memories you shared with her comfort you during this time.

    – The Bluehawk Family

  • Thinking of you and your family of your great loss, your mom! RIP Doris

  • Jerry and I were deeply sad to hear that his Aunt Doris, who he adored, has passed away.

  • My condolences to John & your family. Prayers 🙏

  • John, I am sorry to hear of your mothers’ death. Wanted to let you know you are in my prayers. Steve DiVirgilio

  • John and Joanne,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother. May God watch over you and give you peace and beautiful memories of times gone by to cherish forever.
    Carlene and Family