Denise Hauck passed away from complications of Alzheimer's Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Fern Gardens Memory Care Facility in Medford, OR. surrounded by family. Denise Patricia was born April 17, 1942 to Thyre and Ruth Dodge in Medford, OR.
She attended school in Medford before moving to Ashland, OR. Denise graduated from Ashland High School in 1960 where she met the love of her life, Jerry, and they were married in 1961.
After living in Georgia with Jerry in the military, Denise attended Southern Oregon College and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught at Briscoe and Helman Elementary in Ashland, OR, Riverside Elementary in Klamath Falls, OR, and retired from Bellview Elementary in Ashland in 2000.
Denise was a life-long sports fan and enjoyed reading and playing with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Jeff of Grants Pass, OR, Dee Dee of Kent, WA, Greg of St. Louis, MO, and Andy of Bloomington, IL; 11 grandchildren; and sister, Carol Voris, of Salem, OR
A rosary vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Litwiller-Simonsen in Ashland, OR. A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland, OR. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donation in Denise's name to alz.org.