LouAnne Lederer

08/31/1927 — 07/22/2006

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Grady, New Mexico

LouAnne Lederer

LouAnne Lederer, 78, of Kennewick, passed away July 22, 2006 at home in Kennewick. She was born August 31, 1927 in Grady, New Mexico to Lee and Thelma Borden. She was raised on a farm and learned how to work hard and have a strong character.

When she was 18 she left home upon graduating and moved to “the big city” – Denver – to start life on her own. She worked hard all her life and was most proud of raising three loving children.

Louanne obtained Certified Professional Secretary status, was the first Bechtel Hanford employee on the FFTF Project, and was top Administrative Professional for 20 years. She retired as a Technical Procedure Writer/Administrator for Westinghouse.

She was a long-time Baptist recently attending Bethel Church. She accepted the Lord while attending church with her parents. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. LouAnne was a member of the Elks Lodge, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Genealogy Society and Alpha Delta Phi. Achievements and awards include being a sought-after guest lecturer on Lizzy Borden, President of the Phoenix DAR Chapter, Chaplain of Tri-Cities DAR, Treasurer of Alpha-Delta-Phi Tri-Cities, serving with Colonial Dames of Tri-Cities, and an amateur performing artist.

Mrs. Lederer’s hobbies included music, performing arts, golf, bowling, camping, fishing, sewing, reading the Bible, crafting and dancing. She was also a long-time genealogist and Borden family reunion coordinator.

Survivors include daughter Bonnie Van Woerkem and husband Tony of Pagosa Springs, CO; son Alan Bates and wife Leah of Kennewick; daughter Diane Swannack and husband Russell of Kennewick; six grandchildren: Angela, Jeremy, Melody, Brandalyn, Daniel and Adam; three great-grandchildren: Joshua, Katie and Breton. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lederer; brothers Wayne and Gene Borden; sister Betty Borden; and by her parents.

Inurnment will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, Washington.

LouAnne is and was an amazing mother, grandmother, mentor, wife, professional worker and friend. We will miss her dearly.

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  • Mom:

    I will miss you, remember you, and love you always.

    :Diane

    Diane Swannack
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I only meet Mrs. Lederer once, at a Borden reunion, however I wanted to offer my condolences to her family.

    Maya

    a Borden cousin

    Maya
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I was priviledged to know Louanne. And greatly enjoyed her company.

    She added to my life.

    Darrel

    Darrel Borden
    November 4, 2014
    Houston, TX, US
  • I only met you Mother once at a Borden reunion. She was so kind to give me a copy of her speech on Lizzie Borden as well as bunches of Borden genealogy data. I can share your loss very closely because I just lost my Mother on May 26.I’m so sorry for your loss.

    God Bless You!

    J. Charles borden
    November 4, 2014
    Equality, AL, US
  • I consider LouAnne as a dear friend. I wish I had beem privileged to meet her many years ago. She was such a sweet lady.

    We were so blessed to have shared in the Borden Reunions in Alabama that culminated from the efforts of LouAnne, Dave Harris, Carolyn Smith and Harlan Borden. These future reunions will not be the same without LouAnne’s smiling face and generous input.

    I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to meet some of LouAnne’s family at some future Borden Reunion.

    With love,

    Carrie Smith, a Borden cousin

    Carrie Finley Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Piedmont, AL, US
  • Louanne came into this world with nothing and she left with nothing, but she left a lot of memories, and accomplishments. Her greatest accomplishment was accepting Jesus Christ into her life. We love you and will miss you.

    Jeanne/Odis Borden
    November 4, 2014
    Independence, MO, US
  • Our hearts are so full of sorrow. So sorry to hear about the death of LouAnne, she was such a precious person.Our love and sympathy to the family.

    A Borden cousin, Evylene and George Canup

    Evylene and George Canup
    November 4, 2014
    Marietta, GA, US
  • Diane, Bonnie and Alan – thanks for sharing your Mom with us at the Borden Reunions in Alabama. We love her and will miss her dearly.

    Carolyn Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Oxford, AL, US
  • Louanne was a wonderful role model for me even though she may not have know it. I will miss her ever smiling face and positive personality.

    Kimberly Borden Robison
    November 4, 2014
    Sugar, Land, TX, US
  • Mom:

    I will miss you, remember you, and love you always.

    :Diane

    Diane Swannack
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I only meet Mrs. Lederer once, at a Borden reunion, however I wanted to offer my condolences to her family.

    Maya

    a Borden cousin

    Maya
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I was priviledged to know Louanne. And greatly enjoyed her company.

    She added to my life.

    Darrel

    Darrel Borden
    November 4, 2014
    Houston, TX, US
  • I only met you Mother once at a Borden reunion. She was so kind to give me a copy of her speech on Lizzie Borden as well as bunches of Borden genealogy data. I can share your loss very closely because I just lost my Mother on May 26.I’m so sorry for your loss.

    God Bless You!

    J. Charles borden
    November 4, 2014
    Equality, AL, US
  • I consider LouAnne as a dear friend. I wish I had beem privileged to meet her many years ago. She was such a sweet lady.

    We were so blessed to have shared in the Borden Reunions in Alabama that culminated from the efforts of LouAnne, Dave Harris, Carolyn Smith and Harlan Borden. These future reunions will not be the same without LouAnne’s smiling face and generous input.

    I sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to meet some of LouAnne’s family at some future Borden Reunion.

    With love,

    Carrie Smith, a Borden cousin

    Carrie Finley Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Piedmont, AL, US
  • Louanne came into this world with nothing and she left with nothing, but she left a lot of memories, and accomplishments. Her greatest accomplishment was accepting Jesus Christ into her life. We love you and will miss you.

    Jeanne/Odis Borden
    November 4, 2014
    Independence, MO, US
  • Our hearts are so full of sorrow. So sorry to hear about the death of LouAnne, she was such a precious person.Our love and sympathy to the family.

    A Borden cousin, Evylene and George Canup

    Evylene and George Canup
    November 4, 2014
    Marietta, GA, US
  • Diane, Bonnie and Alan – thanks for sharing your Mom with us at the Borden Reunions in Alabama. We love her and will miss her dearly.

    Carolyn Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Oxford, AL, US
  • Louanne was a wonderful role model for me even though she may not have know it. I will miss her ever smiling face and positive personality.

    Kimberly Borden Robison
    November 4, 2014
    Sugar, Land, TX, US
  • My daughter,Allison, and I had the great pleasure of hearing this wonderful lady speak at our Borden Reunion in Anniston, Alabama. It was the highlight of the day! I wish I had a copy of her remarks to pass on to my family and friends. We’ll always appreciate her coming to Anniston and sharing with us Bordens.

    Joyce Cobb Helms
    November 4, 2014
    New, Albany, OH, US
  • I met LouAnne through her daughter, Diane a very good friend. She was a very special and sweet lady that was so very cheerful and open to meet new people and try new things. She loved going to craft shows and fairs, learning to bead and quilt and make new things for her dolls. We will miss her greatly and are praying for the entire family.

    Heather Mottaz
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US