Juanita Haddy Landon
Juanita Haddy Landon passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 6, 2016. Juanita lived an amazing life and it is hard to imagine her not being with us.
Juanita Rose Haddy was born a twin to Vernita Rosella Haddy on September 29, 1924 in Kiester, MN to T.J. (Tom) Haddy and Frances Shaheen Haddy. The youngest of 7 children, she is predeceased by her sisters Lucille Haddy, Elizabeth Haddy, Beatrice Haddy Abraham, Vernita Haddy and her brother Joseph Haddy. Her older brother and sister in law, Drs. Francis and Terry Haddy reside in Rochester, Minnesota.
Juanita and her siblings grew up with her large extended family in Kiester and Walters, Minnesota where her father ran the general stores and was a pillar (and Mayor) of the communities. In 1941 T.J. and Francis moved the twins to Los Angeles where Juanita went to secretarial school and started an illustrious career in broadcast journalism sales that she continued for almost 60 years, retiring officially at the age of 90 years old, after running Gates Radio and TV Reps for almost 40 years.
Juanita’s mother passed away in 1966 and her father passed away in 1986 at the age of 94. Juanita met and married her beloved Richard Albert Landon in 1968 in Los Angeles and they lived there until they moved to Las Vegas in 1988 where she continued running her business, Gates Radio and TV. Juanita and Richard enjoyed their life together living at the Jockey Club and enjoying the gaming and social activities provided by the growing city of Las Vegas. Until almost the end, they were considered local celebrities at both the Jockey Club and The Orleans Casino – their home away from home.
Juanita’s husband of 48 years, Richard Landon passed away at home on December 27, 2015 and was buried at the Veterans’ Cemetery of Southern Nevada in Boulder City. Many of Juanita’s loving nieces and nephews were in attendance along with her devoted care givers, Rosa Moreno and Maria Hernandez both of Las Vegas.
Juanita is survived by her nieces, Sharon and Michelle Haddy – daughters of brother Joe Haddy; her nephews, Tom and Wayne Abraham – sons of Bea Abraham; Bonnie Haddy Elness and Karen Haddy – daughters of twin Vernita Haddy; Steven Haddy – son of Lucille Haddy; and Carol Haddy Froelich and Alice Haddy Helen – daughters of Francis Haddy. All her nieces and nephews brought her great joy in her final years. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Juanita was a second grandmother to Vernita’s only granddaughter, Lara Natalie Slipock of New York City, who will miss her dearly.
Juanita will be interred with Richard Landon at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 1900 Buchanan Blvd in Boulder City, Nevada. There will be no funeral service for her at this time however we are planning a celebration of life for her to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the incredible hospice company – MEDICAL SERVICES OF AMERICA, 2325 RENAISSANCE DR., STE A, LAS VEGAS, NV 89119. They will acknowledge your gift with a thank you letter and a notification to Karen Haddy of your kindness.