Louise DeHart Lindsay



Spectator Staff 56, Student Council

 52-53,53-54; Class Officer 54,55;

 Librarian 53,54,55,56; Prom Committee 54


1938 - 1977


(Remembered by Don Lindsay)


After graduation Louise attended Templeman School of Cosmetology in Kansas City, and earned her certification and license to practice cosmetology, following which she worked in a local salon in Liberty for several years. 

She became engaged to Don Lindsay in November, 1957, and they were married on June 27, 1959.

 Following Donís graduation from Finlay Engineering College in 1960, they moved to Belleville, Illinois, where Don obtained an engineering position with the Illinois Division of Highways. 

On October 17, 1962, while living in Belleville, Louise gave birth to their first son, Randall Wayne. 

Don went on active duty with the U. S. Navy in April 1963, and Louise and Randy returned to Liberty for a short time and then joined Don in Long Beach, California.  In October when his ship deployed to the Far East, they returned to Liberty.  When Don returned to the states they lived in the San Francisco area for several months, and then San Diego briefly before Don was released from active duty. 

After Donís release from the Navy in April 1965, Don got a position with a Kansas City company, and they returned to Liberty and bought their first home.  Over the next year both got involved in the planning and preparation for the Class of í56 tenth reunion; but, alas, it was not meant to be.  On June 25, 1966, the day of the reunion, Louise gave birth to their second son, Jeffrey Alan.  Considering the circumstances, she didnít regret missing the reunion. 

They remained in Liberty until Don received a promotion to his companyís New York sales office, and in late 1968, they relocated to northern New Jersey.  While living in New Jersey both Louise and Don became very active in a local Baptist church and developed a great many close friendships through the church. 

In the spring of 1976, Don accepted a position with another company in the Baltimore, Maryland, area and they moved to Ellicott City, Maryland.   

In early December, Louise suffered a grand mal seizure, and subsequently several lesser seizures.  After several months of tests and examinations trying to find a cause, she was diagnosed as having a brain tumor.  She underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, but did not regain consciousness following the surgery, and passed away on March 31, 1977.


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