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Obituary for Louise E Hinton

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Louise E Hinton

May 9, 1925 - June 1, 2011

Louise Hinton, a resident of Logan for the past two and a half years, crossed over into the great unknown on June 1, 2011, finally succumbing to the mounting complications of atrial fibrillation. She was 86 years old. Born in Tienen, Belgium on May 9th, 1925, Louise eventually married American G.I. Robert Hinton after 4 years of Nazi occupation. In April of 1946 Louise stepped foot on American soil, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a special transport ship for warbrides. Within 7 years she became a naturalized citizen, never forgetting America’s sacrifice for her birthplace. She lived in her husband’s hometown of Frankfort, Indiana for the early years of their marriage, giving birth there to her two daughters, Diane and Mary. From 1954 thru 2009 Louise lived in Southern California, becoming an electronics assembler for both the space and defense industries. She and her husband, Bob, continued their wartime romance for nearly 57 years. Bob passed on Easter Sunday in 2001, leaving Louise adrift in the world. She would find some solace in travel, having already enjoyed some “dream” vacations with Bob in Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. As a widow, Louise made sojourns to Tahiti, Ireland and finally to her beloved Belgium, which she had returned to once before in the late 60’s with her daughters. In 2009 Louise came to Utah to live out her final years with her daughter, Mary Hinton-Brown, a writer and grandson, Martin Brown, an Anthropology student at USU. Louise’s antecedents in death are her husband, Bob, parents, Alexander and Elisabeth Pollenus, and her sister Maria, whose death by stroke at the age of 70 was entirely unexpected. Louise’s survivors also include her daughter, Diane Wakefield, of Newport Beach, CA, son-in-law, Ralph, two more grandchildren: Daniel Wakefield and Alison Blair, plus grandson-in-law, Ryan Blair. Louise and family would especially like to thank the congregation of St. John’s Episcopal Church for all its support; also the home hospice staff at Access Heathcare; last, but not least, local radio station 1390 AM for providing a soothing soundtrack for Louise’s final days. Louise’s cremated remains will be scattered across the Pacific later this summer.


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Born: May 9, 1925
Died: June 1, 2011

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