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Theresa Rees Gillis Hauge


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Theresa Rees Gillis Hauge Obituary
May 23, 1924 - December 19, 2015 Theresa Rees Gillis Hauge passed away peacefully on December 19, 2015 in Memphis, TN at the age of 91. She was born on May 23, 1924 to R. Lindsay Gillis and Letitia Jordan Rees Gillis and spent her early years in Los Angeles, graduating from Los Angeles High School and attending USC. She met a dashing young Naval officer, Richard E. Hauge, while attending a USO function at the Officer's Club in 1944 and they later married in May 1945. After the war, they lived in the LA area and raised their three children Harrison, Letitia and Frances. Theresa's life centered around raising her children and her passion for gardening, games and travel. She was also active in Silver Spoons, DAR and Republican Women's Club. She received her real estate license after their children were grown and was a successful agent for about ten years. She followed her USC Trojan football team her entire life - usually with great enjoyment, but sometimes with frustration. Card games, gardening and occasional visits to a casino kept her active in her later years. She was a champion bridge player and many family get-togethers usually ended in a very spirited poker game. Her family was her pride and joy and she is survived by her son Harrison (Barbara), daughter Frances Fabian (Jon), grandchildren Heather Shea (Christopher), Robyn Bergmans (Travis), Richard Joseph (RJ) and David Fabian. Four adorable great-grandchildren round out her family - Bryson, Liam, Owen and Poppy. Theresa was preceded in death by Richard, her husband for over 60 years, and their daughter, Letitia.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2016
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