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Edgar S. "Gus" Causbie

March 28, 1930 — March 28, 2020



Edgar Shelby "Gus" Causbie of Ash Flat, Arkansas died on March 28, 2020 in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born to Edgar Augustus "Gus" Causbie and Opal Flora Sitz Causbie on March 28, 1930 in Hardy, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, mother of his children and first wife Ann Caravella, wife of 35 years Sarah Elizabeth (Beth) Cole and brothers James Curtis Causbie and Gordon Eugene Causbie.

He is survived by son Michael Edgar Causbie and wife Cynthia Helen Chick Causbie of Methuen, MA, and grandson Captain Hanson Shelby Causbie and wife Debbie Yen Causbie of Ft. Carson, CO; daughter Dr. Leila Ann Causbie and husband Thomas Vernon Ozio of Morgan City, LA, granddaughter Dr. Anna Marie Ozio and husband Tyler Haverkamp of Thibodaux, LA, granddaughter Marjorie Beth Ozio and husband Daniel Sanchez Rivera of Midland, TX; son Scott Marshall Causbie and wife Jean Hueffed Causbie of Edmonds, WA, granddaughters Katherine Anne Causbie of Redmond, WA, LT Jacqueline Marie Causbie, United States Army Medical Corps and Julia Christine Causbie of Edmonds, WA; James Cole Royal and wife Vickie Collins Royal, granddaughter Nichole Elizabeth Royal of Brookhaven, MS. He is also survived by his sister Mary Rosalie Causbie Revis and husband Paul Neil Revis of Conway, AR.

He married Ann Caravella in June, 1955, and after her death Harriet Krakow in 1971 and Sarah E. Cole in July, 1985.

E. S. "Gus" Causbie was a graduate of Albany, OR High School in 1948, and the United States Naval Academy in 1955. His career was spent in the U. S. Naval service in the Supply Corps at numerous locations around the world as well as on the USS BOXER circa 1964-1965 during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy in 1979 and moved to Arkansas shortly after.

He built his home in Sharp County, AR in 1981 and lived there contentedly until his death in 2020 on his 90th birthday. He and Beth spent many years enjoying retirement traveling, visiting friends, children and grandchildren, and their mutual companionship.

During his long and enjoyable retirement, Beth and Gus traveled around the U.S. as pilot of his own plane and then via converted bus, collected old trucks, particularly fire engines and military vehicles.   The family reunion parades they staged with all their vehicles are lasting memories. Gus used his financial resources to help those in need after a tornado struck nearby, with Beth urging him to get into the storm shelter, but he being too curious to watch the tornado, which just missed the house. He kept his sharp wit and sound mind throughout his life and was able to direct his final glide at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville, AR.

His children Scott, Leila and Tom were with him when he took his last breath, and Michael and Cindy as well as grandchildren had been with him shortly before. He wouldn't have asked for more.

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