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Louise V. Gammon

April 4, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Louise V. Gammon, 83, died in the company of her family on Thursday, March 28, 2013, while in hospice care at the Boone County Hospital. She was residing in her daughter's home at the time of her death.

A graveside service of interment will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at eleven o'clock am at Story Memorial Gardens, 3215 S. Duff Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010.

Louise Victoria Moore was born March 17, 1930, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa, along with a twin brother, to Ralph Brown and Franzeska (Frances) Voltmer Moore. She was one of eleven children.

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Louise V. Gammon

After graduation from Montour High School in 1947, she worked for Gamble-Skogmo in Marshalltown and attended CIBC. She was soon offered a promotion to the office in Chicago, but because she was only 17 her mother declined permission. She then moved to Ames to work as a senior ticket agent for Greyhound Bus Lines. It was there she met the true love of her life and married Paul A. Gammon on July 14, 1960 in Omaha, Nebraska. She gained a stepson in Carey and together they had daughter Cindy.

Louise took great pride in her home and family and dedicated herself to that life. She was a creative person in many ways, sewing and crocheting being just two. She enjoyed her flower garden and doing yardwork, and was seen attending to the lawn until the last two years of her life. She was kind to animals and loved children. While she was a private person, she enjoyed conversing with her neighbors and often made her famous caramel corn for them and the firefighters stationed down the street.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Steve) Capellen, of Boone; step-son Carey (LaVonne) Gammon of Ames; their sons Chad (Lisa) Gammon and daughters, Kaitlyn and Laurel, Cedar Rapids; Kirk (Kim) Gammon and children, Hailey, Grant and Cole, Eden Prairie, MN; four sisters, Mary Wernecke, Fountain Hills, AZ, Cora Thorburn and Gloria Simco, Mesa, AZ; Karen (Blair) Hawn, Glendale, AZ; and many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, Edith and Nancy, and four brothers, Ralph, John, Lewis and Walter.

 
 

 

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