Louise Jeannette Eaker
Feb 20, 1932 - Mar 6, 2015
Louise Eaker, age 83, a loving wife, mother and friend, passed away March 6, at home surrounded by family members after her battle with ALS. She fought the disease and never wanted to give up.
Louise was born February 20, 1932 in Garrettsville, OH, the daughter of Allyn and Carmel King. Her family moved to California in 1940, and she made Sacramento her home for the last 60 years. In 1951 Louise became Miss Stockton and went on to become the 1st runner up in the Miss California pageant that same year. Louise raised four daughters, Lynn Anne, Nancy Louise, Terri Leigh and Kimberly Eileen. She met the love of her life in 1970, Allen B. Eaker and they married in 1981. They were married 18 years before he preceded her in death on 12-10-2000.
She worked at American River College for over 30 years, and many of her closest friends are from that long career. She loved her time at “AR” but also enjoyed her friends in retirement. She was an avid bridge player, loved to shop and enjoyed her various culinary lunch adventures with her friends. She loved to travel, her two favorite places, were Molakai, HI and Bodega Bay. She is survived by her daughter Terri (Carl Petersen) of Citrus Heights CA, daughter Kim (Russ Kilkenny )Portland, OR , daughter Nancy (Matt Holly) Wayne, NJ and daughter Lynn (Chris Mounier) Eagle, ID. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sean Ruel, Kelli Ruel, Samantha Miller, Jessica Green, TJ Carmody, Michelle Carmody, Matthew Mounier and Elizabeth Mounier.
OPTIONAL: In lieu of flowers, contributions to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007, may be made in Louise’s name.
A private memorial service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:00pm.
East Lawn Mortuary
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