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    Obituary of Sister Mary Martin Haidusek (née Margaret Mary Haidusek) San Antonio Express-News Online 3 Apr 2004 Haidusek 04/03/2004 Sister Mary Martin
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      Obituary of Sister Mary Martin Haidusek (n�e Margaret Mary Haidusek)
      San Antonio Express-News Online
      3 Apr 2004

      Haidusek

      04/03/2004


      Sister Mary Martin Haidusek, 87, a Sister of Divine Providence, passed away
      on Friday, April 2, 2004 in McCullough Hall at Our Lady of the Lake Convent
      Center after briefly battling cancer. Baptized Margaret Mary, Sister Mary
      Martin was born in West, TX on August 6, 1916 to Louis and Mary Cocek
      Haidusek. She entered the Congregation of Divine Providence in 1931 and made
      her first profession of vows on June 22, 1937. Sister spent 51 years of her
      professional life in education, teaching all levels from kindergarten
      through graduate school. Her career in education took her to San Fernando,
      CA; Tulsa, Norman and Ponca City, OK; Lafayette and Shreveport, LA and El
      Paso, Houston, Yoakum and San Antonio, TX. She served as a principal for 13
      years and later as counselor and librarian at Our Lady of the Lake
      University, San Antonio, where she also taught graduate education classes
      and conducted workshops for teachers and administrators. Talented in music,
      she taught and composed it and worked as vocalist and organist. Through a
      National Science Foundation Grant at the University of Oklahoma in Norman,
      she organized and supervised a graduate-level TV course in teaching the "new
      math." She also received a Higher Education Media Institute Grant through
      the University of Texas at Austin for administrating and using instructional
      media. Sister eventually entered another career in semi-retirement as a
      volunteer chaplain and counselor for 18 years at University Hospital in San
      Antonio. Praises and tributes to Sister Mary Martin on the part of former
      students and clients are the best testimony to her dedication and
      effectiveness as an educator, chaplain and counselor. Sister Mary Martin was
      preceded in death by her siblings, Irene Haidusek Scott, Sister Irene Marie
      Haidusek, CDP, Alois D. Haidusek and infant brother, Joseph Haidusek. She is
      survived by her sisters, Malvina Haidusek Howard of West, TX and Molly Jane
      Haidusek Reed of El Paso; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Deep
      gratitude is expressed to her doctors, Steve Kalter, Kim Heller and Gerhard
      Meyer; to her family, friends, benefactors and students; and to the staff of
      McCullough Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
      the charity of one's choice. Services are Wake, Sunday April 4, 2004 at 4:00
      P.M. and Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, April 5, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. All
      Services will be in Annunciation Chapel at Our Lady of the Lake Convent
      Center. Zizik-Kearns Riebe-Saunders Funeral Home.

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