Obituary: Ladwig, Louise
April 12, 1928 ~ August 7, 2012
Louise Alta “Louie” Ladwig passed away peacefully on August 7, 2012. She was born, with her twin sister, Lola, to Ralph and Iva (Billington) DeVore in Lind, WA on April 12, 1928. She reveled in the wide open spaces of the family farm north of Davenport with Lola, and brothers Kenneth, Lloyd, and Delmar. Louise was an enthusiastic horsewoman and taught her Paint to bow, count, and chew gum. Her favorite pictures included her with her horse. Louise was also a talented musician, playing the violin, as well as the clarinet. She and Lola played in a dance band in their teen years, and she would play violin duets with her father for many years. Louise married in 1945 following the war, and raised four children: John Landt, Anchorage, AK; Ned Landt, Reardan, WA; Frank Landt, Winnemucca, NV; Cindy (Landt) Cool, Reardan, WA. She was always on the sidelines cheering them on - YA-A-H-OOO!
As the kids grew up, Louise took her enthusiasm to the bowling lanes. She participated on several teams, and in many tournaments, having fun and bringing home numerous trophies. Although she worked several jobs, sometimes simultaneously, her favorite was with the Sheriff’s Department in Davenport. After retiring, Louie, as she became known to her friends, moved to the banana belt of Clarkston, WA to be closer to Lola, and pursue her golf passion, throughout the season. She shot a hole-n-one on the 9th hole of Quail Ridge and her yahoo is probably still echoing there. Louie is survived by her sister Lola; children - John, Ned, Frank, Cindy; grandchildren - Tonia, Matthew, Nathan, Jodi, Staci, Scott, Marci, Desiree, Nicole, Brandon, James, Jon, Isaac, Ning, Lily; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. She will be missed by all. In honoring her wishes no services will be held. Please sign our online guestbook for the family at www.stratefuneralhome.com. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.