Ursula Zimmermann Mauser
Ursula Zimmermann Mauser passed away peacefully in Klamath Falls, Ore., Jan. 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 in 1848, Carl Hutter who came to Austin around 1860 and Judge William Blakeslee who moved to Austin in 1907.
Ursula graduated from Austin High School 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 1946.
She was a homemaker, 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, Fla.; and Montreal, Canada. They had four children: Donald Jr. (now deceased), Linda, David and Cathy.
When her husband, Donald passed away in 1980, Ursula moved back to Austin to be near her mother. In 1994, she moved to Jupiter, Fla., to live near her daughter, Cathy, and granddaughter, Danielle. In 2004, she moved to Klamath Falls 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, she 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, grandchildren, Paul, Kelly, and Danielle, and brother, William Zimmermann of St. Louis, Mo.
The family is eternally grateful to Ursula's special friends, including Delores (and her cat), as well as Fred and Joanne Foulon. She was especially appreciative of the staff at Pelican Pointe Assisted Living, High Desert Hospice and her doctor, David Dassoff, for their patience and care.
The family will have a graveside service at the Zimmermann family plot in Austin.
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