They had two children, Anthony M. and Juan B., who are both in business in Plains and provided four grandchildren to be spoiled by “Nana”. Louise had a credo – Do good and help whoever you can. Montana Woman’s Club, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, St James Parish, NAVDHA, PCNA, Shakespeare in the Parks, Plains Swim Team and Little Bitterroot Services all benefited from her credo. Besides her Pudelpointers and hunting, she loved TOPS, Curves, Jazzercize, traveling to Europe and back home to her roots in Wisconsin where sisters, aunts and nieces and nephews brought many a smile to her face. She took in exchange students from Sweden, Mexico, Poland and Russia and loved baking cookies for the Plains School teachers. A dozen high school boys was not an unusual sight at her supper table. Watching her son, Juan, play football for Western Montana College was never to be missed no matter where.
Louise is survived by her husband, Jacob, two children, daughter-in-law Karrie and four grandchildren, Chayton, Cree, Pepper and Jacob. Her Italian heritage instilled in her heart “Luva yu famaalee” and her sisters Kathy and Angie and her aunts were forever in her thoughts as were the cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Nello and Carmella.
A memorial service will be held at St. James Parish in Plains Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with a dinner to follow at Plains VFW. Arrangements are under the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Plains Woman’s Club for use of “Shakespeare in the Park”.