Louise Florence Spear

12/07/1928 — 09/26/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Chicago, Illinois

Louise Florence Spear

Louise F. Spear, 76, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA.

She was born Dec. 7, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Marldean and Vera Borresen of Wilmette, IL. She lived there for 8 years before moving to Sioux Falls, SD in 1936. Louise graduated from Washington High School in June 1946.

After high school, Louise was employed at Wilson Transfer Co. in Sioux Falls as a clerk before she moved to Rapid City, SD with her mother, stepfather and brothers. In May 1948, she met Ward G. Spear who was attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. They were married November 25, 1948 and enjoyed nearly 57 years of marriage before she passed away.

She and Ward moved to GE-Hanford at Richland, WA in July 1952 following his initial engineering work with GE in Schenectady and Syracuse, NY. They settled in Richland and began raising their family.

Louise was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Rapid City for 55 years. She was an avid reader, and her love of books led to volunteer work at the Richland Public Library for many years during the 1970’s. She belonged to the Heritage Doll Club and served as president for a few years. Louise’s hobby was collecting and researching dolls, Teddy bears, and other collectibles. Louise loved cats, and she and Ward adopted many kittens and cats over the years. They brought much happiness to her life.

Her survivors include husband Ward Spear Richland, son Steven Kent, WA, daughter Meegan West Richland, brothers Jerry Borresen California, Jim Borresen and Mike Sullivan Phoenix, AZ; close cousins Joanne Greenwood and Jack Townsend Sioux Falls, SD. She also leaves behind many close and dear friends. Her mother preceded her in death in 2002 at the age of 94.

No memorial service will be held. Louise’s cremains will be inurned in a private ceremony in the Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, at a later date. Louise and Mom, we love you and miss you. We will meet again.

Our family would also like to thank all the close friends, especially John and Estelle Forsberg, John and Vi Raymond, Norm and Jean Wing, Will and Dorothy Walker, who have provided us with love and support during this most difficult time.

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  • My love and prayers to out to Ward, Steve and Meegan from cousin Kacky. I will be thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

    Love,

    Kacky Noyes Brave

    Kathleen Brave
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US