Cathy Ochiltree Hause

Profile Updated: October 12, 2009
Cathy Ochiltree
I Reside: Nashville, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: John C. Hause
My Children: Dr. Jenny Hause Crowell PhD (1977) married to Jude Crowell ..3 kids Matthew age 7, Catherine Mae age More…3, and Lila Jean age 8 mos.
Daniel McGuire Hause (1981) married to Erica Kirshbaum Hause expecting a son in 4 weeks!!
Occupation(s): School Librarian after 20+ years of teaching
Yes! Attending Reunion
Elementary School:

Westbrook Elementary

Jr. High School:

Western Jr. High

Marital Status:


My Email address:

My Parents:

Jeanne & Dave Ochiltree currently living in Charleston, S.C.


BA in Elem/ Early Childhood Educ from Furman University, Greenville, S.C.

Masters in Library Science Trevecca University, Nashville, TN

Professional Achievement(s):

Getting my Masters while working full time...that wasn't easy for me.

Teacher of the Year Eakin Elementary

Three words to describe myself in 1969?

Painfully, painfully shy

My Favorite Teacher(s):

Mr. Virden a fabulous Engish teacher who helped me realize my love of learning and literature. And who absolutely said it was okay to read more than one book at once.

Ms. Heckart who opened my eyes to the many injustices in the world.

What was my BEST moment at Whitman:

Experimental Education Week, The Wilson Picket Concert, and going to the State Championship in basketball....go Vikings!

What I loved most about Whitman:

My friends

What was my WORST moment at Whitman:

Not finding the courage to ask someone to prom which in retrospect wasn't important AT ALL!

What I hated most about Whitman:

Wearing dresses everday

Family members who attended Whitman:

Lynn Ochiltree Heaton, Ann Ochiltree Griffin, and Diane Ochiltree Crosmer

My Interests:

Spending time w/ my hubby, my family and grandchildren, volunteering, and reading

My Weakness:

chocolate and wine

My Favorite Music:

Anything but country....And I live in Nashville go figure?

My Favorite Food:

Anything fresh and local

My Favorite Restaurants:

We love to support local spots...if you ever visit I have a list of suggestions.

My Favorite "My Time":

Right now

My Favorite Hero(s):

Al Gore

My Favorite Book(s):

It's a tie between Charlotte's Web and Tale of Despereaux....non fiction would be a tie between Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by B. Kingsolver and a Hope in the Unseen by Suskind....hey I'm a librarian there are more if you're interested.

My Favorite Movie(s):

Anything w/ Meg Ryan....I'm a sucker for happy endings. also, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

My Favorite Musicals:

I guess Phantom of the Opera and Wicked which I finally saw this year.

My Favorite Sports Teams:

Titans....and that's saying something this year.

My Favorite Smell:

Lila Jean's neck...she is our delicious baby grandaughter

My Health:

Good thank goodness!

My Bucket List:

Seeing Hawaii, Paris....especially the Louvre and dancing at my grandchildren's weddings.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Al Gore, Kate DiCamillo, and I watched Martina McBride buy a six pack of Amstel Light at our local Krogers and didn't even know it.

How do I relax?

Sitting on my screened in porch w/ my hubby.

What is your Biggest turn-on?

Watching my grandaughters do ANYTHING!

What is your Biggest turn-off?

Fox News

Language(s) I speak:

Francais en peu...merci beaucoups Madmoiselle Loftness

My Pets:

Frances Marie a pup rescued by my then future son-in-law...knew then he'd be a "keeper" :-)

I am a Veteran:


I was a Hippie:


Favorite Quotation/s:

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss from The Lorax

Last book read/Book now reading:

Girls in Trucks....I'm in a southern book club afterall.

About My Husband:

A wonderful partner, father, and grandfather who is absolutely my best friend on this planet He has the patience to put up w/ my back seat driving, loves my cooking, and has a terrific sense of humor which has helped our marriage survive 36 years!