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Louise Travis Battista

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Louise Travis Battista, of Lake Oswego, Oregon passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from respiratory failure after a long effort to recover from multiple lung surgeries and multiple infections Louise was born May, 6, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA and lived in New York, Massachusetts and Oregon. Chris and Louise were married for 45 years and 30 year residents of Stow, Massachusetts before moving to Lake Oswego, Oregon in 2009. Louise was an avid gardener, former president of the National Association of Nephrology and a sister of Chi Omega. She received a BA in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Nursing Education from New York University and worked in Nephrology nursing and education and as a clinical research associate before retiring in 2006. She was an active member in P.E.O Sisterhood, the Newcomers Committees in Massachusetts and Oregon and a member of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Portland, OR. Louise is survived by her husband, Christopher Battista (Oregon), daughter, Lauren Battista Paletti (Jared) (New York), her two sisters, Susan Travis Egnor (Terry) ( Oregon) and Cicely Travis McGowin (California), her nieces and nephews, Roian Egnor Leonardo (Anthony) (Virginia), Stephen Egnor (Washington), Patricia McGowin Decker (Mark)(California), Sandra McGowin Neider (Terry) (California), Alan Battista (Massachusetts) and her grand nieces, Ellie, Izzy, Audrey, Mo and Jane. Her parents, W. Lennig Travis and Dorothy Marie Robertson Travis, predeceased her. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon by Father Anthony Bud Thurston 2201 SW Vermont St Portland, OR 97219 (503) 246-1949. http://www.saintbarnabaspdx.org/index.html In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent to the P.E.O. Sisterhood. (http://www.peointernational.org/) https://www.donations.peointernational.org/ P.E.O. Executive Office Treasurer's Dept, 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines IA 50312 In Memory of Louise Battista, PEO Chapter AI- Massachusetts

Published in The Beacon-Villager from June 25 to July 2, 2013
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