Blanch Edna Hausam
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