Marjorie “Marge” Crews Hausman
Marjorie “Marge” Crews Hausman, 97, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Born April 25, 1924 to Floyd Crews and Jessie Crews in Pueblo, Colorado. Marge was predeceased by her parents; brother, Floyd; sisters, Madge Middelkamp and Mary Boggs; and husband, Clément “Clem” Hausman. She is 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 many other unlisted but warmly appreciated family and friends.
Marge grew up in Pueblo and graduated in 1941 from Centennial High School, sometimes doing odd jobs in the Crews-Beggs department store run by her father. She attended Colorado College and Loretto Heights College, interrupting her studies to get married and raise her fledgling family. Years later, with more than half of her children still at home, she resumed her education at Southern Colorado State College, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1974, and then worked for a time at local mental health facilities. .
Long active in the Catholic community of Pueblo, Marge and Clem greeted the opening of Pope John XXII. Marge never ceased to explore the broader avenues of spirituality. Originally majoring in literature, Marge was not one to miss a play or symphony, and throughout her life remained an avid and voracious reader of literature, psychology, philosophy and spirituality.
She looked after like gardens, both in Pueblo and Beulah, two active and noisy hotbeds, watering and peeling acres of grass. On many occasions (or daily meals) she would add settings for more than her own “thirteen (13) at the table”, opening her door to the extended family and any “children” (offspring or otherwise) that came along. . In the ruckus, an occasional F-bomb (“fudge” or “fooey”) could be heard to escape her lips but, no matter what the hubbub, she arrived after an endless supply of loving kisses for endless ailments. When she thought no one was listening or when she just wanted to refocus, she loved to play the piano.
She liked to play Bridge when she could find mates, being content with Solitaire when she couldn’t. Her unwavering curiosity opened her to many trips and years of participating in book clubs, study groups and meditation circles.
As one of the “silent lights” of her community, Marge’s presence has extended beyond her family and friends. After funding their 11 children for 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 bring education within the reach of students in the region to this day.
Marge has remained a strong and constant presence throughout her life in her family, circle of friends and community. The last twinkles of that silent light now rekindle an ever-glowing embers in our hearts and lives. “
We won’t stop exploring And the end of all our
to explore will be to arrive where we started and to know the
place for the first time. –TS Eliot, “Little Gidding”
Cremation, Stork-Bullock Mortuary (Lakewood). A Celebration of Life and Reception are in preparation for Saturday April 23, 2022.
Online condolences, Tribute Wall at ttps: //www.sbmortuary.com/listings.
Posted on December 21, 2021
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