Louise Temple Pike
1925 - 2020
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Louise Temple Pike, 95, of Great Falls, VA, a retiree of the International Monetary Fund, died on 11/22/2020 of natural causes. A Washington area resident since 1949, she was born and lived in Brattleboro, VT, graduating from Brattleboro High School in 1942. She was employed by the Brattleboro Trust Co., from 1942 until 1949 with an interruption for service in the Navy WAVES in 1945-46. In 1949 she moved to Washington, DC where she worked for the Hamilton National Bank, which later became the National Bank of Washington, until 1963 when she joined the International Monetary Fund, retiring from this institution in 1990. During the Korean War she was again on active duty with the Office of Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon in 1952-54; she retired from the Naval Reserve as a Chief Telecommunications Censorship Technician after 23 years of service.

Miss Pike was a graduate of the American Institute of Banking, held offices in both its Washington chapter and the national organization, and was a former president of the Bank Women's Club of Washington. She was a member of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church for over 60 years where she sang in the choir. She also sang briefly with the Cathedral Choral Society (Washington National Cathedral). She was a life member of the Naval Institute, WAVES National, the Mayflower Society, the Governor Bradford Compact, and the Brattleboro Historical Society. She was a plank owner of the Navy Memorial, WIMSA, and the WWII Memorial as well as a member of the American Legion Post #5, the Navy Women's Association, the Fleet Reserve Association, the Smithsonian Associates, the AARP, and the Kennedy Center. During her career with the IMF, she traveled extensively throughout the world and continued to travel during her retirement years, visiting about 76 countries.

Miss Pike is survived by her three nephews: William T. Pike (Lory) of Seattle, WA; Jeffrey O. Pike (Nelly) of Great Falls, VA; and, Alan B. Pike of Ossining, NY; two great-nephews, three great-nieces; and, one great-great-niece. Louise was predeceased by her brother Laurence B. Pike in 1999 and Stephen L. Pike in 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association., the New York Presbyterian Church, the Salvation Army, or a charity of one's choice.

As per wishes of Louise Temple Pike, there are no planned funeral services.

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Published in The Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 27, 2020.
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December 23, 2020
Louise was a sweet-hearted, classy and smart lady. She enjoyed sharing tales of her travels around the world. We will remember those stories for ever. She will be sorely missed for her kindness and humor. May you be traveling along with the angels, Louise.
Marquez Family
December 23, 2020
Louise was a sweet-hearted, classy and smart lady. She enjoyed sharing the many tales of her travels around the world. We will keep those stories in our hearts and minds forever. She will be sorely missed for her kindness and humor. May you be traveling along with the angels, Louise.
Marquez Family
November 30, 2020
Louise was a proud member of the BHS Class of 1942 and a very dear friend to my mother Marguerite Douglas. Since Mom's passing, we have corresponded often and I learned how they met when they were 5 years old and kept that friendship going strong. The class was a very close group and got together every Alumni Day and marched in most of the parades. Loved seeing her over the years. She had a wonderful life and filled me in on her travels around the world. I send her nephews and families my sincerest condolences. She was a sweetheart! I will miss her beautiful cards and letters. Thank you for being my mother's best friend!
Elizabeth Douglas Fitts
November 28, 2020
Another venerable member of the BHS Class of '42. Louise sent photos and notes to my dad, Dwight Miller Jr, around their annual reunions. They were a close-knit group who lived in an era of great sacrifice and marched in the Alumni Parades and dined together EVERY year. I never met Louise but have encountered envelopes with her return address and heard her name many times from my late parents. Condolences to her extended family.
Sue Miller
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