Angela Gause, age 63, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born in Hampton Virginia, she was the daughter of Clayton Gause, and Virginia Tanner.
Angela had a wonderful life full of love, fun, laughter, family, and travel. She was a beautiful, kind, and thoughtful woman who was completely devoted to her family. And most importantly, an amazing mother to her two children.
She was a talented and dedicated occupational therapist that excelled in her field for many years. She always loved to travel, and always prioritized exploring beautiful places all over the world.
Angela was a loving mother, wife, and sister. She loved traveling with her children and getting the family together for every possible occasion- birthdays, holidays, boating, cookouts, and game nights. She enjoyed her home, gardening, and nature. She was a devoted mother, she radiated love, and was the absolute heart of her family.
In addition to her husband, Robert Andersen, she is survived by her daughter, Gabriella Andersen; her son, Alexander Andersen; and her sisters, Pamela Gause, and Donna McMahon.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 03, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gause residence at, 410 Wayside Lane in Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792 with Rev. Karen Easter-Bayne officiating.
I cannot sing enough praises about my dearest neighbor and friend Angela. I know that her passing will leave a huge hole in the hearts of everyone who knew her. We lived side by side for many years and I watched Gabriella & Alexander, the heart of her soul, grow into beautiful individuals of whom were the apple of her eye and her pride and joy. As a neighbor and friend I could never ask for more. During some of the darkest times of my life, she was there, a beacon in the darkness, guiding me when I could not see through tears, and helping me up when I could not stand alone. Although our lives were busy, we would find time for a cup of tea or just sit and talk awhile. My last memory with her was sitting at my kitchen table while we went through the pictures of Gabriella’s wedding. I will surely miss her smile.
Until we meet again my sweet friend……….
“And just at the moment when someone
at my side says, “There, she is gone!”
There are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout;
“Here she comes!”
And that is dying.”
by Victor Hugo’s “I Am Standing Upon the Seashore”
My condolences to Angela’s family. I too was a classmate in the OT Department at The University of Puget Sound. I have many fond memories of Angela including one special Christmas we spent together in Tacoma. I remember her as being caring and kind to everyone she met. Her smile and warmth will never be forgotten. Sending love to her family.
Another friend from grad school shared with me the information of Angela’s passing. I remember her as a bright, vibrant and caring person. I have often regretted losing touch with her. I am so sorry for your loss.
Every now and then I google a former classmate to see what may be up and was surprised to see that Angela had passed away. I remember Angela from the University of Puget Sound as one of the smartest tacks in the box and a pleasure to be around. She always brought life into the room. I’m so sorry for your loss.
I am sending my most sincere condolences to Angela’s dearest friends and family. I had the privilege of working with Angela for seven years, and am so sorry to hear this news. She had a warm heart, which was reflected in her work as a therapist and personally, when she would light up when speaking about her children and family. She will be dearly missed.
I was just thinking of Angela the other day, hoping for a minute to call and catch up. We had been friends since junior high school (in fact I always considered her my BEST friend!) Even though our lives took different directions after high school we managed to keep in touch over the years. I’m so glad to have had long phone conversations with her these past few years! Angela was the best of friends, always curious and compassionate about others, yet able to laugh at her own seemingly insurmountable struggles. With Angela, it was so easy to pick up where we left off. I will miss my beautiful, sparkly friend. I am so sorry for all in her world. I very big hole has been left.
May we all fill it with the love and compassion that she lavished on us ❤️
Angela and I attended Meadowbrook Jr. High School together. She played the flute in Band. She was quite the lovely person. Always caring for others. I admit that I looked for her after high school and I thought she had moved to Seattle. She simply disappeared until a Google search brought her to me here. Others also looked for her but she was hid from our searches. She was a dear friend and a love interest of mine that never came to fruition. Reading all of these nice words about her lead me to believe that she had a beautiful life and now she is at home. Heaven is her reward. God bless you all for caring so much for her.
Our mothers and fathers were best friends in life which has inextricably connected the 3 of to the 3 of you. From Buckroe Beach to Disney, childhood games to teenage crushes, we camped at Rock Springs and braved the cold water as we tubed down the river. We listed to music, made art and just hung out. Angela was a very special person, friend and sister who was always inquisitive when she spoke with you, a fabulous hostess and simply just a fun person to be around. we will miss you deeply dear friend. A life well lived for sure.
Love you always,
Beth, Chris & Mark
This memorial perfectly describes Angela and her bright life. We worked together for many years. Angela was an outstanding, compassionate OT, and she taught me so much. She was a good, supportive friend, but most of all, Angela loved her children beyond measure, and bragged about them every chance she had an opportunity to do so.
Last month we ran into each other at the grocery store and we spent the next hour talking non-stop and catching up on each others lives. Then, she followed me to my house, where we gabbed for another 45 minutes. We made plans to meet the following week for lunch, alas, it was not meant to be.
Our world is a better place because of Angela. She made a big splash of love and the ripples of her life will continue on for eternity, blessing us all.
I’ll see you on the flip side my friend