Aug. 9, 1927 — Oct. 3, 2013
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With her daughter by her side and after a good fight with breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, Louise left us for Heaven. She was a peaceful, fun-loving woman who was loved dearly by her family. Born in Salt Lake City, Louise and her family moved to California when she was five years old. They settled in El Cerrito.
Louise loved to dance. She was accomplished in ballroom dancing. Her favorites were Tap, Can-Can and Hula. She perfomed at local USOs during World War II and later with several dance troupes and on television. She was still dancing the Hula at luaus until she was 83.
Louise is survived by her daughter, Kathy Downey-Hale of Camino, Calif.; her grandsons, Jim and Jack Knutson and Chad and Sean Downey; her granddaughters, Barbara Sue Baker and Eva Lucas; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lucille Williams; husband, Bill Downey; son, Jack Downey; and daughter, Karen Downey.
A memorial will be held for family and friends. Please donate in Louise’s name to Snowline Hospice.