Harry Hayward SaucedaJanuary 3, 1948 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 69)
On January 3, 1948 a baby boy was born to Tellas and Claudia Sauceda in Bay City, Texas whom they named Harry Hayward Sauceda. He was the third of four children born to this union.
Harry spent his growing years in a nurturing family in the North End neighborhood where he grew and developed in the Bethel Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend L. C. Cunningham, Sr. Harry attended twelve years of school at A. G. Hilliard High School, where he graduated in 1966. He then attended Prairie View A & M College in Prairie View, Texas but after a short time he decided to join the United States Army. After serving our country, Harry attended Common Wealth College of Science and became a licensed Embalmer. He was employed with Green’s Mortuary for many years.
Harry found lasting love in a relationship with Judi Alliniece, to whom he was married for 30 years. To this union there were eight beautiful children Ryan, Christian, Misty, Jamie, Nina, Arlena, Marquia, and Christopher.
Well known to the Bay City community for his commitment to his love of landscaping, from which he developed a prosperous business. Harry was also instrumental in trying to help many who found themselves in the grips of addition. For many years he participated in and hosted weekly meetings of Narcotics Anonymous groups. His group sought to provide a safe place for addicted persons to express themselves amongst like-minded persons also focused on recovery. A place where they could find hope that their efforts might be successful. Because of his success, he was a much sought after speaker for other groups away from Bay City. He was known for traveling extensively to such meetings, fostering trust and hope along the way.
Harry leaves to remember his loving nature and smile his beloved wife, children, 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Tellas Sauceda, Jr.; sister, Joyce Sauceda Macon; special coffee-club friends, J. W. Brown, William "Shot" Dale, Desi Littleton, Hilliard Class of 1966, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
Harry passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lois LaVerne.