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Louise Sanders Johnston Statzell


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Louise Sanders Johnston Statzell Obituary
Louise Sanders Johnston Statzell, 88, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at AVOW Hospice in Naples, Florida. She was born on November 25, 1928, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Doc and Wesley Rose Sanders and was raised in Texas and California before arriving in Blackfoot, Idaho as an 8th grade student at the Blackfoot Junior High School.
Following graduation from Blackfoot High School, Louise was trained and educated at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, Idaho. She was one of the first women to register in the field of X-ray Technology and was the first female, registered X-ray technician at the Bannock Memorial Hospital in Pocatello, Idaho. Louise worked in the medical field in various capacities for over thirty years, including at the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1950, Louise married Robert J. Johnston at the Methodist Church in Blackfoot. One child, Judith (JJ) was born to this union in 1952. They were married for 52 years and during their time together made their home in Idaho, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and Florida. He proceeded her in death in 2002. In 2004, she married Robert Statzell of Naples, Florida. 
Louise was a very compassionate person with a love of people and animals. She expressed her creativity through her work, volunteer activities and hobbies including cooking, golf, hosting parties and events and gardening. An accomplished gardener, she won floral awards while living in Harlingen, Texas. During her time in Idaho, Louise was runner-up in the Mrs. Idaho Pageant. As an event planner and efficiency expert, Louise provided counsel to many professional businesses throughout the years.
Louise was proceeded in death by her parents; a brother, J.D. Sanders and husband, Robert J. Johnston. 
Louise is survived by her husband, Robert Statzell, Naples, Florida; daughter Judith Johnston (JJ) Weston of Georgetown, TX, her beloved dog, Foxy who was always by her side; and loving friends and extended family members.
An outdoor memorial service will be held Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11 a.m., behind Christus Victor Lutheran Church, in its Victory Park; 15600 North Tamiami Trail, Naples, Florida. All pets welcome!
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the following: The Naples Shelter for Abused Women & Children; The Humane Society of Harlingen, Texas; The Bingham County Humane Society; or any small community humane society where resources are scarce. Additionally, the donation of a living plant, acceptable to Christus Victor Lutheran Church, for planting on the church grounds or in its Victory Park is welcome.
Published in The Morning News on Apr. 4, 2017
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