Genevieve Janine Haugh

Genevieve Janine Haugh, 86, of Houston, Texas passed away March 14, 2024, after 10 months of Hospice care battling Decompensated Heart Failure Ascitis. Genevieve was born January 3, 1938, to Emile Deviterne and Margarete (Galant) Deviterne in Pau, France. During WWII she lived her younger years in Algiers with her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

While in her twenties, she worked in a record store in Paris, France. She and her sisters frequented the beach in Cannes, France where she would also meet a young Lt. James Haugh serving there in the US Navy. She married James Michael Haugh on July 2, 1962, and moved to Kenitra, Morocco, where James had been stationed until February 1963.  They returned to the United States where they would become a family raising two children.  She enjoyed playing tennis, cooking, catering, teaching French, making & selling her own handmade crafts, and being a perfume representative which she enjoyed immensely.  She traveled around the world to wherever her husband’s job with IBM would take them; places like Springfield, Virginia, Basel, Switzerland, Westlake Village, California, and then finally Houston, Texas.

She was very fortunate to have settled in Houston, Texas because during that time her health would be unforgivingly challenged.  She survived breast cancer twice, had open heart surgery to repair her heart valves, suffered from arrhythmia, sleep apnea, and remarkably enough outlived the energy of 4 pacemakers.  But, during all that time she was always bubbly, happy go lucky and had over-flowing energy and enthusiasm for whatever she focused her creative talents on.

Genevieve Haugh is survived by her husband, James Michael Haugh; her children, Christopher Michael Haugh (Lucinda Berlew), and Marie Christine Halloway (Danny Halloway); a brother, Michel Deviterne (Chantal), and a sister-in-law Colette Deviterne; and too many nieces and nephews to list. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles; and sisters Janine and Francoise.

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