Beverlee Rae Calkins McCausland, born May 7, 1930 died of cancer at her home August 23, 2000. Bebs was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Jo McCausland. She is survived by her husband, John (Jack) McCausland of Albuquerque; a daughter, Lois Ann Rominger and her husband, David, of Deming, NM; two grandsons, PFC Burton L. Rominger, USMC, stationed at San Diego, CA and Pvt. David Jon Rominger stationed at Ft. Jackson, SC; two uncles, Dr. Harry M. Dixon and his wife, Marj of Laguna Woods, CA and Ralph Dixon and his wife, Edna of Albuquerque; and cousin, Dr. Thomas R. Podleski of Ithaca, NY. Bebs was born and lived many years in Bloomington, IL, where she still has relatives and many friends. She graduated from UNM in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She taught at Highland High School and left teaching to be a full-time mother and devoted wife. Throughout her life she was active in various groups, such as the American Association of University Women, various garden clubs, genealogy, and the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed especially meeting with various artists and appreciating their work. Her family wishes to express appreciation to Presbyterian Hospice nursing staff for their efforts on Beverlee's behalf. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Humane Assoc. of New Mexico, Noon Day Ministry, or a charity of your choice. Cremation will be followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2000 at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
Published on: Fri September 15, 2000