Posted: Fri 8:42 AM, Mar 08, 2013
Funeral Home: Strickland Funeral Home
January 31, 1923 - March 3, 2013
Mildred L. Hausinger, 90, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 3, 2013, under the comforting care of Hospice Brazos Valley with her beloved sister, Kathy, at her side. She was born in Orange, Texas, to Howard and Ruth (Davies) Hausinger on January 31, 1923.
She grew up in Orange, trying many sports (excelling in tennis), voted the Best All Around Person by her class and being very active in the Bengal Guards. After graduation she attended Sam Houston State Teachers College so that she could become a teacher. And teach she did, for 35 years!
Most of those years were spent in Spring Branch, coaching high school tennis where she guided her students to state titles seven times. She always wanted to plan and move forward, so in 1957 she received her Masters in Education from the University of Houston.
After college she met Margy and from that point on they shared 64 memorable years together filled with family, friends, nature, travel and just plain having fun. They retired to Somerville to enjoy life and the outdoors even more – but more importantly to make even more friends to fill their lives.
Throughout all of her life, she shared the special love of her sister, Kathy. No matter how far apart they were, they were always together. In Mildred's final years, Kathy devoted herself to being there for whatever she needed. Mildred was blessed to have Kathy speak up for her and save her many times. It was appropriate that they shared Mildred's final moments, side-by-side, as they had been in a very long and full life.
Friends were many and she kept up with many of them from her youth in Orange and teaching in Houston. She continued to make many more thoroughout her retirement in Somerville and the Brazos Valley. As she moved to St. Joseph Manor Assisted Living in Bryan to be near her beloved Margy, she continued to make friends up until her passing. That love and devotion to friends came back to her in many ways but expecially in the form of two caregivers, Mike and Tom, who helped take care of all three of their "ladies'.
She instructed that there be no services (and you always followed Mildred's instructions). Instead, memorials can be made in her honor to Hospice Brazos Valley which provided her great comfort and dignity in her final weeks.
She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Edward Hausinger, mother, Ruth Mildred (Davies) Hausinger, aunt and uncle, Nell and Eddie Underhill, cousin, Dr. D. A. Jung and nephew, Howard Edmondson.
She is survived by her special friend and companion, Marguerite (Margy) Austin, sister, Kathleen (Kathy) Edmondson, special friends, Mike Jackson and Tom
Spellman, all of Bryan, Texas and cousins Rees Underhill of Conroe, Texas and Maryon Nelson of Mount Dora, Florida.
The family wishes to thank the people who took care of Mildred and Margy in St. Joseph Manor Assisted Living and Hospice Brazos Valley. There are too many to mention but each are thanked from the bottom of our hearts.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. We invite you to visit our website and sign the online register book and leave a note for the family of Mildred L. Hausinger at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com