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Ralph Clinton Hauze

January 3, 1921 September 30, 2018
Ralph  Clinton Hauze
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Obituary for Ralph Clinton Hauze

Ralph Clinton Hauze passed over to glory while sleeping peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, September 30, 2018. He was 97 years old and a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Ralph served in the Army during WW2, and was extremely proud of being part of “The Greatest Generation.” He graduated from Muhlenberg College, where he used his gift of playing the piano to make money to put him through school. Ralph always said that his most requested song was “My Blue Heaven.” He knew thousands of songs by heart, and if he didn’t know it, he could learn it. He graduated with a degree in chemistry, and later returned there to teach. He retired from Atlas Chemical Industries after 40 plus years of service. His jobs took his family back and forth from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, but he always had a soft spot in his heart for Chattanooga. Ralph was a founding member of New Hope Presbyterian Church, and later served as an elder and music director. Ralph loved traveling, especially to places with sun and sand, and spending time with family, including his cousins who he thought of as brothers and sisters. Ralph also enjoyed celebrating the holidays, and never just let them pass by without having the family together. In later years, he also had caregivers that turned into great friends, as they loved him like his family.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Clinton Ralph and Winifred Elizabeth Raub Hauze; the love of his life, wife of 67 years, Dorothy Joyce Rogers Hauze; his daughter, Susan Hauze Marshall (Jeff), and his infant son John.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Betsy Hauze Davis (Steve) of Flat Rock, Alabama, his son, Ralph Hauze II of Knoxville, Tennessee, and son-in-law, Jeff Marshall of Bradenton, Florida. He is blessed by grandchildren; Shelly Davis Grant (Chad) of Bryant, Alabama, Chris Davis (Christy) of Flat Rock, Alabama, Brooke Davis Smith (Brian) of Flat Rock, Alabama, Jeff Marshall (Jamey) of San Francisco, California, and Jennifer Marshall Micchio (Mark) of Roseville, California. Ralph is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren that he also adored.

Ralph was a rare jewel, and was loved by everyone he met. In his 97 years of life he faced many heartaches, but still saw this life as a gift always offering a witty remark and a smile. He was a son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, pianist, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN at 1 PM
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In lieu of flowers please make contributions to charities supporting children, animals or veterans.

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike Knoxville, Tennessee 37934 is serving the Hauze family. www.clickfh.com


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Graveside

Wednesday

3

Oct

1:00 PM 10/3/2018 1:00:00 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue Chattanooga 37404 Tennessee
United States

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Chattanooga National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

1200 Bailey Avenue Chattanooga 37404 Tennessee
United States
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