Crisley Bauer

June 2, 1931 - April 3, 2022
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Crisley Bauer
Resident of Berkeley
b. June 2, 1931 – April 3, 2022
Sunday April 3, 2022,

Crisley Bauer passed safely away at Chaparral House just 2 months short of her 91st birthday to return to her parents and rest peacefully overlooking the East Bay at Sunset View Cemetery.
Orphaned at 3 when the tuberculosis epidemic took the lives of both parents, Edna & Eskild Heidekker, Crisley’s tenacity for love despite adversity marked her long life.
When her first effort to create a family of her own ended sadly, she restarted in Seattle at age 21. Her uncle Kenneth shared a quote from Confessions of an Opium Eater:
“When a veil interposed between the dimsightedness of man & his future calamities, the same veil hides their alleviation & a grief that had not been feared is met by consolations not hoped for.”
Five months later, she met and married Harold Addison Bauer (d.1991) with whom she had two children, Lynda & Jon Kenneth.

A sensible, wellness activist, Crisley was 37 when she began standing on one leg at the kitchen counter. “…I read about balance declining with age & needed to be able to run to catch the bus…”

In the 90’s, she went to Washington to testify before Congress on the impact of the tuberculosis epidemic on her life. This month marks the 16th anniversary of Crisley recovering her full lung capacity 3 weeks after lung surgery by climbing the Berkeley Hills.

A creative collaborator with organizational skills, she was repeatedly asked to lead groups she joined i.e. President of Mary Akins Hall, Mills College.
MEMBERSHIPS: Mills College Alumnae Association and World Futurist Society

OTHER MILESTONES: Sacramento High School Graduate, 1943, Mills College B.A. – American Civilization 1984, Mills College Teaching Credential, Multi-Subject 1985

ADVOCACY: Tutored Brain-Injured Students; Prevention of drug use for children with special needs in classrooms

PRESS: Who’s Who in American Universities 1980 – The Oldest Freshman; San Francisco Examiner For a ‘resumer,’ the last day is the first in a new life by Mildred Hamilton staff writer

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

EMPLOYMENT: Archivist, William L. Pereira & Associates, Interior Designer Magic Pan, Teacher & Administrator Alameda County Schools,
Favorite Role in Life: Great Aunt Kiki

Crisley is pre-deceased by brother & sister-in-laws Harald Heidekker Haydis & Catherine Haydis; Alan Haydis, Roselyn Haydis & Irene Haydis & her nephew Rich Haydis.
Crisley is survived by Lynda Bauer, Jon Kenneth Bauer, Bill Haydis, Crisley & Steve Handley, Dave, Loretta, Emily & Abby Haydis, Nancee, Allison & Sam Fine and Patty Haydis.

With the new life of Spring, Crisley returns home to rest with ancestors. She would be grateful for donations to Chaparral House for their beloved garden.
KJ Page
Chaparral House
1309 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Born: June 2, 1931
June 2, 1931
Grandmother Jessie White MacLaughlin (Nana Mac) with Crisley, Alan & Harald
Grandmother Jessie White MacLaughlin (Nana Mac) with Crisley, Alan & Harald
May 1, 2013
Crisley at Chaparral House
Crisley at Chaparral House
May 1, 2013
Crisley Chaparral House Garden
Crisley Chaparral House Garden
Died: April 3, 2022

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Tinamarie Fronsdal posted on 4/19/22

Crisley we’ve known each other for such a long time. I think we met in 1985 and have remained close ever since. We saw each other go through all the ups and downs of life, school., work, rejection, acceptance, love and friendship; plus, health problems and surgery. You introduced me to Lynda and we became friends, supporting each other all these years. I miss you Crisley. I miss the friend I could talk to and share my life with; sadly, I’ve missed you a long time now. I know you’ve found peace and I’m grateful for that. You will always live on through our memories 💗 love you Crisley