Shelby “Jean” Hauser
December 31, 1939 – April 22, 2016
Shelby “Jean” Hauser, born December 31, 1939 in Bramwell, West Virginia, returned to our Heavenly Father on April 22, 2016. Jean graduated from Norview High School, Norfolk, VA in 1958 and was employed by the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company for several years thereafter. Jean married Gus in 1958 and they remained devoted to each other for the next 58 years. Jean shepherded the family to a variety of locations worldwide, following her husband’s many overseas assignments. She never met a stranger and her smile could light up a room.
Jean is survived by her husband, Gus, her daughters Sandy Cain (husband David) of St. Louis, MO, and Maria Daly of Charlotte, NC; son Mike Hauser (wife Susan) of Virginia Beach, VA; her sisters Juanita Schaefer (husband Bill), Shirley Jahn, and Nancy Ridenour (husband Bill); and her brother Howard “Sparky” Sparks (wife Renie); in addition to many beloved nieces and nephews. Jean was also blessed with eight grandchildren: Robert, Rebecca, Ben, and Madeleine Cain; Meaghan and Corbin Daly; Catherine and Caroline Hauser. Jean was predeceased by her mother and father, Catherine and Martin Berube, mother and father-in-law Isabell and Gustav Hauser, Sr., her brother-in-law, Karl Jahn and many other special friends.
Jean and Gus joined Hope Lutheran Church in 1991 after retiring and returning home from Fairfax, VA. Jean enjoyed being a member of Hope. She and Gus were members of the Leisure Lutherans. Jean also served as a Deaconess and was a member of the LWML. Jean knew that Jesus Christ was her Lord and Savior. We celebrate that she stands before Him now with all those that have gone before her.
A memorial service celebrating Jean’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church, 5350 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, 23464. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Lutheran Church School (address above.)Send Flowers
You will be missed, the memories and love I have for you – in my heart and soul – will live eternally.
Gus, I was totally shaken when I learned of Jean’s passing. I extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family. While it is a great loss here in this world, I have no doubt that she is a shining jewel in Heaven.
My deepest sympathy to the Hauser family. I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Hauser when we lived in Greece. She was such a gentle and sweet person. My parents loved her very much. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.