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Marjorie "Marge" Crews Hausman

April 25, 1924 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 97)

Obituary

Marjorie "Marge" Crews Hausman

Marjorie "Marge" Crews Hausman, 97, passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2021, surrounded by family.

Born to Floyd Crews and Jessie Crews on April 25, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo. Marge was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Floyd; sisters, Madge Middelkamp and Mary Boggs; and husband, Clement "Clem" Hausman. Survived by her 11 children (and spouses), Mary "Stormy" (Bruce) McDonald, Janie (Steve) Trinklein, Mike (Jan) Hausman, Bobbie (Carl) Wills, Patti (Tracy) Spencer, Beth (Lynn) Cady, Jim Hausman, Katie (Dennis) Spear, Tom (Amy) Hausman, Julie Marshall and Marie (Bob) Lansford; as well as 32 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and numerous unlisted, though warmly appreciated, other family and friends.

Marge grew up in Pueblo and graduated in 1941 from Centennial High School, occasionally odd-jobbing in the Crews-Beggs department store headed by her father. She attended Colorado College and Loretto Heights College, interrupting her studies to marry and launch her burgeoning family. Years later, with more than half her children still at home, she resumed her studies at Southern Colorado State College, received a bachelors degree in 1974 and worked for a time thereafter at local mental health institutions.

Long active in Pueblo's Catholic community, both Marge and Clem welcomed the openness of Pope John XXIII. Marge never ceased from exploration in the broader avenues of spirituality. Originally a Literature major, Marge was not one to miss a play or symphony and remained a lifelong avid and voracious reader of literature, psychology, philosophy and spirituality.

She tended like gardens, both in Pueblo and in Beulah, two active, boisterous households, watering and de-dandelioning acres of grass. On many an occasion (or everyday meal) she would add settings for more than her own"treize (13) à table", opening her door to extended family and whatever "kids" (offspring or other) showed up. In the ruckus, an occasional f-bomb ("fudge" or "fooey") might be heard to escape her lips but, whatever the hubbub, it came second to a bottomless store of caring kisses for endless booboos. When she thought nobody might be listening or when she just wanted to re-center herself, she loved to play piano.

She liked playing Bridge when she could find partners, contenting herself with Solitaire when she could not. Her enduring curiosity opened her to extensive travels and years-long participations in book clubs, study groups and meditation circles.

As one of her community's "quiet lights," Marge's presence extended beyond her family and friends, After funding their own 11 children through school, Marge and her husband Clem decided to help other young people get a college education. Their foundations have funded scholarships for many students at CSU-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College since the early 1990s and continue to this day to put education within reach of students in the region.

Marge remained her entire life a solid, steady presence in her family, circle of friends, and community. The final flickerings of this quiet light now rekindle an ember ever glowing in our hearts and lives. "

"We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” --T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding" 

Cremation, Stork-Bullock Mortuary (Lakewood). A Celebration of Life and reception is in process of planning for Saturday, April 23, 2022.


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