Friday, October 15, 2004

Obituary: Crescence Elizabeth "Cres" (Daniels) Caulum - Class of 1934

MADISON - Crescence Elizabeth "Cres" Caulum, age 87, died peacefully in the presence of her family at Alterra Clare Bridge Assisted Living Center of Middleton, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004. She was born in Madison on Jan. 11, 1917, to Elsie and Ray Daniels. Cres graduated from Madison's Central High School in 1935. She married Wayne R. Caulum, the love of her life, on July 29, 1939. They raised four children, Steven, David, Jane and Robert. Cres was a peaceful and loving presence in her family. She was loved by all who knew her for her quiet, gentle manner. Her grandchildren loved to visit her as Cres always took the time to play with or read to them. Cres worked during the 1960s in the business office at Edgewood College, an experience she found very rewarding. Cres is survived by her loving children, David Caulum and Robert (Judy Snell) Caulum of Madison, and Jane E. (Kean) Swank of Los Altos, Calif.; devoted daughter-in-law, Susan P. Caulum; and caring friend, Sharon Patrick of Madison; brother, John J. (Nancy) Daniels of Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Cres was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Alice; her husband; and her son, Steven. A memorial Mass will be held on at noon on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CHURCH, 4001 S. Owen Drive, Madison. Friends may greet the family from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711; or to South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 517 N. Segoe Road, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53705. Cres' family thanks the wonderful people of Alterra Clare Bridge and HospiceCare for their loving care and support. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 15, 2004

Note: Crescence Daniels Caulum's class year is based on information in the 1934 Orange and Black yearbook, which features her senior photo in the June graduates section. She is also listed in the Class of 1934's 35th reunion booklet. Perhaps the date in the obituary is a typographical error.

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