Lois Elizabeth Brown Hauser was born July 17, 1918 in Winston-Salem, NC. She was the daughter of Gladys Mae Brown and Butler Nesby. She married Charlie Brady Hauser and they were blessed with two daughters, Fay Elizabeth Hauser-Price of Van Nuys, CA and Lois Patricia “Peaches” Hauser Golding of Bristol, England.
She attended the Winston-Salem City Schools and graduated from Winston-Salem Teachers College with a B.S. Degree in 1940. She earned a Master’s Degree from NC A & T State University in 1961 with additional study at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA.
Her career included 31 years of teaching in the Henry Training Elementary Schools in Martinsville, VA, the Ninth Avenue Elementary School in Hendersonville, NC, the Highland Elementary School in Spartanburg, SC, the Fairfax Elementary School in Fairfax, SC, and the Cook, Kimberly Park, Brown, and Rural Hall Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. School System.
Her church involvement included secretary of Sunday School Class #5, Sarah Missionary Circle and a Charter Member of the Hand bell Choir as a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church in Winston Salem. She was also a member of the Pfafftown Chapter of the National Women of Achievement, and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. As a member of Rho Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, she served as co-Chair of the Blue Revue Committee for many years as well as being a graphic artist and member of the scrapbook committee. Her hospitality talents were shared with the Winston-Salem chapter of the Moles where she was a secretary and member of the Courtesy Committee. She was a member of the Winston-Salem Needle Point Guild, and the Winston Salem State University Alumni Association. She was also a Life Member of the NAACP and the Sir Walter Cabinet, which consists of wives of members of the NC General Assembly and other State Officials.
Other activities include membership in the K Court Community Club, the Flower Niche Garden Club, the D.N.’s Pinochle Club, drawing, painting, doll making activities, and volunteering at the Dixie Classic Fair’s Flower Show as a recorder for the Historical Park Division of the Fair.
Her home has been open to visitors, friends and friends of her daughters, in a home away from home manner. Some of her guests included two Wake Forest students, one from South Korea, and one from Bamenda, Cameroon; two students at the NC School of the Arts; exchange Students from Bucaramanga, Columbia South America; and two ladies from Pimpese Congo Kinshasa, Africa. She helped provide funds for her husband’s school age siblings, one of whom lived with the family and graduated from High School in Hendersonville, NC.
Many local couples and friends of her children have camped and boated with the family at the beach, in Canada, and at local and out-of-state campgrounds.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Dr. C.B. Hauser, on November 11, 2007. On February 20, 2013, she died at Silas Creek Manor in Winston-Salem.
Wake: Friday, March 1, 6:00-8:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Wake: Saturday, March 2, 12:30-1:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Funeral: Saturday, March 2, 1:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Condolences can be made at www.GrahamFuneralHome.net