Blanch Edna Hausam

Tulsa World - - Our Lives -

Blanch Edna Hausam, won­der­ful wife, mother, grand­mother and great­grand­mother, passed away on Novem­ber 11, 2017.

She was born in Carnegie, Ok­la­homa on April 15, 1917 to An­tone and Anas­ta­sia Swanda. She was the only sur­vivor of eight chil­dren, hav­ing cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day, this last April.

Blanche moved to Tulsa, af­ter mar­ry­ing Okla Bryan Hausam on Oc­to­ber 2nd, 1935. They shared 59 years to­gether, un­til his death in 1994. They had two daugh­ters, Suzanne Diane and Rochelle Swanda.

Blanch was a won­der­ful cook. She loved gar­den­ing, and was the first pres­i­dent of the Southridge Es­tates Gar­den Club. She was a vo­ra­cious reader of mys­ter­ies, bi­ogra­phies and po­etry; she en­joyed play­ing bridge and at­tend­ing lec­tures at the Univer­sity of Tulsa. Blanche was a real beauty, but the beauty was re­flected also in her soul. She could be con­tem­pla­tive but spir­ited.

Sur­vivors in­clude her daugh­ters, Suzanne Beesley O'Brien of Tulsa, OK and Rochelle Thorn­ton and hus­band, Ken­neth of Tulsa, OK; her adored three grand­chil­dren; four great-grand­chil­dren; five great-great grand­chil­dren; three step grand­chil­dren; and six great­great step grand­chil­dren. “We will miss you, Nanny, this hol­i­day and al­ways.” Con­tri­bu­tions in lov­ing mem­ory of Blanch Hausam, are wel­come at St. Jude's Chil­dren's Hospi­tal and Meals on Wheels.

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice will be Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, 2017, 1PM at Har­vard Av­enue Chris­tian Church Chapel, 5502 S Har­vard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135. Ar­range­ments are en­trusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Fu­neral Ser­vice and Cre­ma­tion Care Cen­ters. Fam­ily and friends may send mem­o­ries and con­do­lences to the fam­ily, on­line at


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