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Louise Daniels Hinton passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 6 at age 87. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Louise was born August 31, 1925 in Easton, Connecticut. She was from the greatest generation of Americans-a child during the depression era who never wasted anything that could be multi-purposed or recycled (long before it was called "going green"). She met her husband of 55 years, Charles, during WWII in New York City, where she was a nurse cadet in training at Mount Sinai and Columbia Hospitals.

Settling in Gainesville in 1953 for Charles to continue his post graduate degree, Louise began a long and successful career at the (University of Florida) Campus Federal Credit Union, then located in the temporary housing of Building E. She was a self-taught manager and accountant. She grew the Credit Union through her innate business acumen and marketing skills, and held dual positions as CEO and board member. She served on the National and State Credit Union Councils to bring new and innovative ideas to the field, and lobbied in Washington, DC when necessary to ensure the legislation that allowed the credit union business model to develop and thrive as a strong option for its membership.

She started her business training while in high school, working at the Pepperidge Farm Bakery in Fairfield, Connecticut before it was the international enterprise it later became.

After retirement, Louise was as busy as ever with her volunteer work at Shands Teaching Hospital, first as a "Pink Lady," then as president of the Auxiliary and board member of the Gift Shop. She enjoyed working in the Gift Shop, using her business skills and love of shopping, as well as her compassion for people, to connect with almost everyone she encountered.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles. She is survived by her four children: son Richard Hinton and wife June of Burbank, California, son Charles "Chic" Hinton, Jr. of Gainesville, daughter Kathryn Louise MarElia of Islamorada, and daughter Sally Hinton Post and husband Clifford L. Post, Jr. of Atlanta. She has six grandchildren: Adam Hinton, Brian Hinton, Ellen Hinton Boyer, Yoohee Hinton Howard, Alexander MarElia, and Mason Elliott MarElia. She has ten great-grandchildren: Grace, Ashley and Matthew Hinton; Asa, Maxwell, and Isaiah Hinton of Jacksonville; Andrew and Ella Boyer of Fleming Island; and Sarah and Jack Howard of West Hills, California. She is also survived by her sister Joan Bates and her husband Bob of Connecticut.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church, 3612 NW 177th Ave. with Pastor Daniel Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 8, 2012, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3612 NW 177th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32609.




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Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2012
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