|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1913|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 2009|
Aunt Louise was born on a hot Saturday morning at 11:15 a.m. and was the first of five children born to Annie Gertrude (Rohner) and Thomas Milton Anderen.She was blessed on 03 Aug 1913 by Mendis Diego Cooper. When she was three months old grandpa left on a 2 year mission to the state of Washington for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, so grandma and her lived with my great grandparents, Elizabeth (Crowther) and James Peter Andersen.
After grandpa returned home from his mission they moved back in the house they lived in before. This is where the children spent all their growing up years. They didn't have much but they were happy years for them. As children they had a little red wagon, some kind of a doll and their brother had a tricycle. Sears Roebuck catalogue was their entertainment. Aunt Louise and her two sisters, Reva and Viola cut out people for their dolls, clothes to dress them and furniture to play with.
There was a ditch that ran along the whole side of grandpa's property and under the road to a head gate where it was a big deep hole. This is where she was baptized when she was 8 years of age by Milton S. Earl on October 2, 1921 and then was confirmed the same day by Mendis Diego Cooper. There wasn't a church building back then. They went to church, movies and whatever else in the school.
In growing up years they had no electricity so no ice to keep food cold so grandpa made a cupboard outside in the shade using 4 boards and putting burlap around them to make a square, with a tub on top with holes in the bottom so the water could drip and keep the burlap wet. They washed their clothes outside in a black tub of water heated over a fire. They had to punch the clothes then scrub them on the scrub board. Every thing had to be ironed by heating irons on the wood burning stove which is how they cooked and heated the house.
The cupboards in the kitchen were boxes with a curtain hung in front to cover the boxes, pans, dishes, etc. They didn't have a bathroom in those days. Every one had to use the outhouse and Sears Roebuck Catalogue was their toilet paper. They heated all the bath water on the stove for their Saturday night bath, all bathed in the same water in a wash tub.
Grandpa had several cows and horses so the transportation was by wagon or buggy. Grandpa did buy a car after they became available and affordable. He only had two fingers (when he was tending sheep a gun backfired and he lost all but the two fingers on his right hand)Grandma didn't trust his driving with only two fingers on one hand so she would walk down town while he drove beside her on the road.She would usually beat him down there. Grandma and grandpa sold milk to a lot of the families in Overton. The boys would come early to get the milk. This is how she met Uncle Virl.
I could go on and on about Aunt Louise but have her whole life story in my genealogy book. She is the one that got me started in genealogy. She made each of her four daughters a book of remembrance of genealogy, her 17 grandchildren and then two of her nieces and one nephew as we were always the ones that would call her, keep her posted on things etc.
Aunt Louise and Uncle Virl had four girls Verla Kay (now married to Gary Bachlor)Her first husband Allen Lewis passed away at a very young age, Regina Mae (Vaughn) Pulsipher), Meredith (Ivan) Cooper and Beverlee (Gene) Marshall. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. They also had a son that passed away shortly after he was born Michael Virl.
Aunt Louise you will be missed greatly. I know you had a very good life while on this earth and now are reunited in Heaven with Uncle Virl, Michael,two grandsons Tommy and Adam, Grandma & Grandpa, your two sisters Reva Kujda and Viola McCleery and baby brother Thomas Orville. You are suffering no more. We will always love and remember you.
Thomas Milton Andersen (1885 - 1971)
Annie Gertrude Rohner Andersen (1894 - 1980)
Edwin Virl Hickman (1914 - 1988)
Michael Virl Hickman (1945 - 1945)*
Louise Andersen Hickman (1913 - 2009)
Reva Andersen Kujda (1916 - 1986)*
Viola Andersen McCleery (1918 - 1992)*
Milton Deloy Andersen (1923 - 2016)*
Thomas Orvil Andersen (1929 - 1929)*
Saint Thomas Cemetery
Created by: gabbybug
Record added: Aug 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15522536
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Added: Jul. 23, 2015
Have a great birthday in Heaven with the Lord, your family and now, Gabby....Happy Birthday Louise|
Added: Jul. 12, 2011
An early Mothers Day Blessing to you Aunt Louise. We love you and miss you. You were so good about keeping me up on the family out there and now no one does.|
Added: May. 4, 2011
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