Louise Eleanor Cameron

Mar 24, 1958 - Oct 23, 2019

Obituary

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.

Guestbook

  • I always felt I am home being despite moving all together in another country,she would call and check on me everyday and suggest me things and made the transition seemless that’s just being her all warm and fuzzy

  • Dan Cameron says:

    Louise and I were married almost 36 years ago. What an amazing journey with my best friend and soul mate. I am the luckiest man in the world for having her as my wife and mother of my children. I will miss her every day for the rest of my life…

  • Sharon Lewis says:

    So many special times shared and treasured forever … Louise is such an incredible lady who will live on in our hearts! She lights the room up. So Heaven is brighter and sweeter with this beautiful soul there. Gone from our sight but alive in our hearts. Looking forward to our grand reunion there one day. It’s good bye for a short while. Enjoy your new body with no more pain my dearest friend! We love you Dan, Jarrod, Georgina and Rochelle! (Sharon, Craig, Chelsea, Sean & Cierra Lewis)

  • Douglas King says:

    From the wonderful winery tours to our “well done” turkey in Santa Rosa and our valued time together last year, and everything in between we will never forget your friendship, courage and brightness. – Jan and Doug King

  • Jarrod Cameron says:
  • Joy Miller says:

    It was a pleasure working with Louise in Fayetteville. She truly had a kind heart and a warm smile. Joy Miller

    • Lee says:

      For all the wonderful times we shared over the last 39 years, starting as roommates and becoming lifelong friends. Louise has left an indelible mark on all of us and will be deeply missed. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal/Love leaves a memory that no one can steal.” — Lee

  • Lynne Bell says:

    My dear friend Louise, this is terribly sad to have to write. So many great memories from High School, Nursing College and so many wonderful holidays as both single girls and as couples with Dan & Gaz. During every great get together the four of us enjoyed our time so much we couldn’t wait to start planning the next one. I am so pleased that Gaz & I visited last year for your 60th and our time in the Florida Keys was so wonderful. I will be forever grateful that Sharon & I came over and held your hand for the last two weeks and in our first few days we were able to reminisce and have some laughs. The last few days were so difficult and my only consolation is that you are now at peace. I will forever be thinking of you and will always cherish our 47 year friendship. All our love, Lynne, Garry, David, Cameron, Julia & Amelia Bell.

  • Sharon Kenny says:

    I will treasure the memories that l carry forward from our first experience on American soil in 1980 to your final days and those moments in between. You have fought a great fight and as a friend from down under it was a privilege to help you in your last couple of weeks with Lynne meeting as Trainee nurses and finishing as nurses United Will miss our regular messenger conversations dear friend Now your struggle is over and you are at peace Love and miss you always Sharon

    • Kerry Hayes says:

      I met Louise in Las Vegas in 1980 at Sunrise Hospital. We had lots of fun times which continued when we roomed together in Newport Beach California with Lee. Louise never changed – she was a beautiful person inside and out. Our lives took us in different directions but we always kept in touch whether we we both living in the US or across the miles from Australia.Dan has been a wonderful husband and was smitten from early on as we witnessed with the delivery of the beautiful roses – we were so impressed we had to capture it on film! Be at peace beautiful Louise – a life well lived but gone too soon, Kerry Hayes, Melbourne.

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