1917 - 2008, Santa Barbara
December 17, 1927 - July 28, 2008
Marge Clausen passed from this life on July 28th from pneumonia after having suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for many years. While her family misses her humor, warmth and quick wit, it is out hope that she is in a better place with those who know the everlasting peace of Jesus, freed fro the pain of this life, yet having all the joys of this life plus joy and peace that infinitely surpass anything know in this life.
Born Marjorie Adele Joseph on December 17th 1927, in Chicago, Ill, to Shimun and Martha Joseph, where she was raised, she attended the Art Institute of Chicago which was part of her lifelong interest in art and visual creativity. She met her husband Marty in 1951 and the two were married on June 28th 1952, a union that lasted until her passing with the two remaining dedicated to one another until the very end. Marge and Marty, with their two children Clu Carradine and Bill Clausen moved to Santa Barbara in 1973, also brining Marge's mother Martha Joseph with them. During this time she was involved in numerous organizations and clubs joining the Newcomers Club and taking up golf spending much time and making friends at the Twin Oaks golf course. On the 53rd anniversary of her marriage, she moved with her husband and children to Buellton, and in 2006 to Solvang.
While the move certainly was a challenge for her initially, she settled in and even though physically compromised still embraced a life cheerfully, showing how the spirit overcomes the material world. Marge is survived by her husband and two children, and extended family. Her older brother Bryan predeceased her in February of 2008. The Family would like to give a special thank you to all the people at the Solvang Lutheran Home Recovery Residence who took care of her during her time there. We would also like to thank Maggie Greeley and Linda Di Laura who gave much more than medical assistance and showed great personal care and friendship to Marge and her family. We would also like to thank all the other people who brought joy to her life, from old friends, to recent ones.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors