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Louise Sams, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2014 at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. with her son and daughter by her side. Louise was born November 4, 1931 in Charleston, West Virginia to Warden and Daisy Hanson. She grew up in Charleston, West Virginia and graduated from Dupont High School in 1949. She married in 1950 and the family moved to Wichita, Kansas then Florida and eventually they settled in Southern California where she worked at Northrop Corporation in Hawthorne, Calif. for thirty years. She began as a secretary and retired in 1990 as a Manager. One of the highlights of her career at was being selected as the first female supervisor in the facilities engineering department. After her retirement she moved to Rancho Mirage, Calif. She loved the desert but her heart remained at the beach where she loved to walk along the shore, listen to the waves and catch the sunset. She was very active in politics, an avid reader and loved to travel. Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Warden and Daisy Hanson; sisters, Juanita Teague and Etta Jane Knapp; brothers, Edward and James Hanson and son-in-law, Nick Pinell. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Hanson; son Michael (Elaine) Sams, daughter Cynthia Pinell; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Per the request of Louise there will be no Memorial services. Her ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean during a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to your public library.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 16, 2014
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