Our beloved mother, Louise Patrick Springer, 90, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, September 5, 2008, with her children by her side. She resided at 54 North 200 East in Springville, Utah at the time of her death.
She was born on March 6, 1918 in Springville, Utah, to John Hulet and Lura Ann White Patrick, She married L. Frank Springer on May 15, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of seven children. Louise graduated from Springville High School where she made many special friends whose friendships lasted a lifetime. She attended BYU for two years before serving an LDS mission to California. She then attended LDS Business College for a short time prior to her marriage. Our mother loved life. She was a member of the Springville Playhouse and participated in a number of community plays. She and her husband belonged to a study group of friends which met monthly for 44 years. She was proud of her pioneer heritage and was the lesson leader for her camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved keeping in touch with her family and many wonderful fiends through cards and letters. She loved flowers, especially roses, and was a loyal BYU fan to the end. Louise was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She enjoyed serving in every organization and especially as Relief Society president at age 68 and as Relief Society Spiritual Living teacher for 14 years. Teaching the gospel all her life was one of her greatest joys. She was a kind and gentle angel on earth with a patient and loving nature. We are so blessed to have her for our Mother and Grandmother.
Louise is survived by six children: Laurel Cottam, Springville; David (Nancy) Springer, Provo; Russell (Elizabeth) Springer, Orem; Marian (Mark) Smith, Sandy; Brent (Siuman) Springer, Taylorsville; and Kristine (Date) Heath, Orem; 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Wallace Patrick, Marian (Irv, deceased) Wiseman, Elma (Wayne, deceased) Evans, Erma (Evan, deceased) Whitesides, Morris (Terry) Patrick, and Ann (Bry) Nelson. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; an infant son, Mark Patrick Springer; a brother and his wife, John and Ada Mae Patrick; and an infant sister, Helen Patrick.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Springville Center Street Chapel, 355 East Center Street. A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville and on Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the Church.
Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on 9/7/2008.
Lowell Franklin Springer
1912–2004 (m. 1941)
Sponsored by Ancestry