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In Memory of Aunt Louise

Yesterday morning, just a few weeks after her 90th birthday, my great-aunt Louise Stabler Dilda passed away. My stepfather described her perfectly: “A good lady with a heart as big as Montana skies. A great matriarch.”

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Aunt Louise with her siblings. She’s in the center, in glamorous black. My Grandpa Joe — father of my stepdad Lew and my Aunt Fran —  is in the back on the right. Date and photographer unknown.

My aunt Fran shared these wonderful photos (with captions) of Aunt Louise’s 90th birthday party, just a few short weeks ago.

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Farewell, Aunt Louise. You are missed by all who knew you. May the angels lead you safely home.

16 comments on “In Memory of Aunt Louise

  1. Theresa
    November 5, 2014

    I remember her as so generously opening her home to Nikki, Fran n Ron on their multiple MD Anderson hospital trips to Houston. Always a gracious hostess! May she rest in peace. Thanks for posting, I had no idea, Panch.

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    • Pancho
      November 5, 2014

      She was such a generous soul, and sharp as a tack to the very end. Service is Tuesday morning in Houston. Hugs to you all, Therese.

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  2. Fran Meyer
    November 5, 2014

    Oh, Panch, I am so behind in my reading of your blog, hope to catch up soon, but I just saw this minutes ago. It is beautiful…thank you so much. It made me cry. I miss her terribly. You honored her beautifully. Love you, Fran

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    • Pancho
      November 6, 2014

      Love you too, Fran. Thank you for being so good about pictures. I got Lew to help me identify the other kids in the older photo, so I’ll update that caption soon. Hugs to you all — you’re on my mind.

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      • This is Libby Maclay in Montana. I am looking for sue and Lewis stabler. I lost track of them in 1988. If this is the correct family
        January 12, 2015

        I am looking for sue and Lewis Stabler. I list track of them around 1988. If this the correct place please have them contact me. Thx

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      • Pancho
        January 12, 2015

        Hi Libby! You are in the right place. Shoot me an email at peopleofpancho@gmail.com with your contact info and I’ll be happy to put you in touch with them.

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  3. bernfeldfamily
    November 6, 2014

    Sorry for your loss Pancho. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family.

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  4. Amy
    November 6, 2014

    I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person. My condolences to you and your family. Lovely photos.

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    • Pancho
      November 6, 2014

      My Aunt Fran is the best about taking photos and captioning them. Thanks for stopping by, Amy.

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  5. Joe Hanneman
    November 6, 2014

    My condolences on your loss. Sounds like she was a very sweet lady!

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    • Pancho
      November 6, 2014

      Yes, she was. Thanks for stopping by, Joe.

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  6. Mom
    November 6, 2014

    Aw, what a fabulous woman to be related to! And I love the picture, so symmetrical! There has to be an engineer in the crowd 🙂

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    • Pancho
      November 7, 2014

      Not that I know of, but you’re right — they sure do look sharp. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Jana Last
    November 6, 2014

    It sounds like your Aunt Louise was a lovely lady. So sorry for your loss.

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