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Louise Glud Maher, Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Mentor, Friend,
Educator, Journalist, Technologist, Visionary, Humanitarian, Community Volunteer, Devout Catholic.

Louise was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania - Bucks County. At an early age, her father Lou Glud, mother Helen Glud and brother Robert Glud moved to Panama, Republic of Panama. Louise undertook leadership positions at her families Sporting Goods business and cherished her role as her brother's "big sister". Louise graduated with honors from Balboa High School, Balboa Canal Zone, and was fluent in Spanish.

At the early age of 16, Louise departed Panama and attended Penn State University and graduated 1955 Journalism with honors (Pi Beta Phi, Theta Sigma Phi, Cwens). Upon graduation, Louise returned to Panama with her love of journalism and became a reporter for the local newspaper.

Louise was affectionately known as "LuLu" by her fellow reporters and editor as she covered the Panama news scene as a beat reporter. Choosing not to accept a position on the East Coast with the NY Times, Louise moved to warm Southern California where she enjoyed her love of the theater arts and worked with the advertising and PR executive team creating the launch campaigns for a new car company-Toyota Automobiles, for the United States market.

Louise then worked with HYCON, the manufacturer of high altitude cameras and sensors for the USAF and Department of Defense high altitude reconnaissance aircraft programs. Louise married and had three sons, and cherished raising her three "little bears".

Louise relocated to Sacramento and then Citrus Heights California, she became an educator, earned a Master of Arts in Education (Educational Administration) from California State University, Sacramento. Louise served as mentor teacher, and English Department Chair and Publications adviser Marysville High School, Marysville, CA; program director and kindergarten/primary teacher Del Paso Heights School District,
Sacramento, CA.

Upon retirement, Louise served as the City of Citrus Heights History and Arts Commissioner, Governor's Mansion State Historic Park docent, California State Railroad Museum docent, Eagle Theater docent, communications chair for the California Retired Teachers Association, Volunteer mentor with the Community of Caring Mentor Program of the San Juan Unified School District, Friends of the Library Volunteer.

Louise was passionate for her family, being a grandmother, teaching and learning, freedom of the press, preserving the past and the arts; gardening; reading; volunteering; everything San Francisco Giants baseball.

Louise Maher has brought warmth, comfort, understanding, friendship and love to us all and she lives in our hearts. God Bless you Louise Maher and thank you for everything you have done for us.

Viewing and Mass: Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Holy Family Catholic Church, 7817 Old Auburn Rd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Rev. Father Enrique Alvarez officiating. 1st Reception: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Holy Family Catholic Church Hall. Interment: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Calvary Cemetery, 7101 Verner Ave., Citrus Heights, CA 95841. 2nd Reception: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Holy Family Catholic Church Hall.
Published in Appeal Democrat on Dec. 14, 2017
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