She worked as a secretary at Crouse Hinds and a secretary at the Skaneateles and Marcellus United Methodist Churches. At the end of WW II, she married Chellis Chave, Jr. and raised seven children.
She was a member of the Boyle Center Writers Group and was the author of several published novels. She and her late husband enjoyed a rural life and bred Toy Fox Terriers as well as miniature horses. They were honorary members of the Central New York Pony and Mule Driving Association and the Cayuga Cut-ups dance group. They were former members of the Skaneateles Methodist Church.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband in 2008, sons John in 1986, Chris in 1956, and brothers Brock, David and Bruce.
She is survived by daughter Mary Lou Keenan of Edgewater, FL, sons Daniel of Williston, VT, Richard of Jamesville, NY, George of Arlington, TX and Gregory of Cortland, NY. Also, a sister, Harriet Cross of Webster, NY, 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. No services. Louise will be buried in Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles. Contributions in her name can be made to the Skaneateles or Marcellus United Methodist Churches Building Funds.
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