MAUSER, Ursula |
Ursula Zimmermann Mauser passed away peacefully in Klamath Falls, Oregon on January 15, 2014. Ursula was born in Austin, Texas May 27, 1927 to George and Elenora Blakeslee Zimmermann. Thus, she was a descendent of several of the early founders of Austin: Edward Zimmermann who came to Austin 1848, Carl Hutter who came to Austin around 1860 and Judge William Blakeslee who moved to Austin in 1907.
Ursula graduated from Austin High in 1943 and entered the University of Texas where she studied sociology, was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and met her late husband Donald Mauser. They were married when Donald completed his Civil Engineering degree in June of 1946.
Ursula was a home maker following her husband during his career with Kaiser Engineering. Over the years, they resided in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area of California; Miami, Florida; and Montreal, Canada. Ursula and Donald had four children: Donald Jr. (now deceased), Linda, David, and Cathy. When her husband Donald passed away in 1980, Ursula moved back to Austin, Texas to be near her mother. In 1994, Ursula moved to Jupiter, Florida to live near her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Danielle. In 2004, Ursula moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon to be near her son David and his family.
Throughout her life, the welfare of Ursula's children was always foremost in her heart and deeds. Her hobbies included reading, painting with acrylics and oils, genealogy, camping, and staying connected with family. Once her children were grown, Ursula became active in volunteer activities at her local church, several hospitals, and hospice.
Ursula is survived by her daughters, Cathy and Linda Meyer, son David, grand children Paul, Kelly, and Danielle, and brother William Zimmermann of St Louis, Missouri. The family is eternally grateful to Ursula's special friends including Delores (and her cat) as well as Fred and Joanne Foulon. Ursula was especially appreciative of the staff at Pelican Point Assisted Living and her doctor, David Dassoff for their patience and care.
The family will have a graveside service at the Zimmermann family plot in Austin, Texas.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2014