Louise Eleanor Cameron
Mar 24, 1958 - Oct 23, 2019
On October 23rd, 2019, Louise Eleanor Cameron, 61, of Elk Grove, CA, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Louise was born in Kyabram, Australia to Colin and Joan Fletcher on March 24th 1958, and grew up on a dairy farm in upstate Victoria. The family eventually moved to Melbourne, where Louise attended high school and then nursing school. After she became a registered nurse, Louise embarked on a working holiday in Southern California, where she met and fell in love with her husband of 35 years, Dan Cameron. The two became engaged during a vacation to the US Virgin Islands, and later moved to Melbourne, Australia to get married, enjoy Australian life, and be near Louise’s family. After Dan decided to go back to college, the couple then returned to the United States and settled in Santa Rosa, California, where their two children were eventually born. After Dan finished his education, the family was able to enjoy living in different locations over the years, including Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, as well as South Dakota, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. Louise was also dedicated to higher education, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. Nursing was her passion, and she touched the lives of many patients during her career, which spanned a wide variety of positions, including Intensive Care Unit Nurse, Recovery Room Nurse, Public School Nurse, Hospital Nurse Residency Coordinator, and Diabetes Educator.
In addition to helping to heal the lives of others, Louise also loved to travel and visit other countries. She enjoyed experiencing the rich culture and history of different places, and was able to visit many different countries, including Bali, India, England, France, Spain, and Italy, among others. Her other passions included baking, shopping, and enjoying nature. One of her favorite activities was walking on the beach with her husband. Even at home, she could often be found enjoying the simple pleasure of sitting in the sun under the back veranda.
Louise was a loving, devoted mother, and a joyful, engaging wife. She is survived by her husband Daniel and two children, Jarrod and Rochelle, as well as by her sister, Melanie Akhurst, and brother, Rohan Fletcher. Louise will be remembered for her caring and warm nature, and for always providing compassion to those who needed it. Louise was known for always being genuine and upbeat and having the gift of being able to connect with and charm everyone she met. In both her personal and professional life, Louise improved the lives of those around her. She truly enriched the lives of family and friends alike and gave of herself as a nurse to her many patients.
A Memorial Service celebrating Louise’s life will be held November 1st, 2019, at 3pm. The service will take place at Light of the Valley Lutheran Church, 9270 Bruceville Rd. Elk Grove, CA, at 3 pm. Flowers are welcome, as are donations made in Louise’s memory to Mercy Foundation, 3400 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.