Louise Miller Hinshaw – Obituary

By  | July 25, 2017 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Louise Miller Hinshaw, 89, of Huntsville, AL, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday. She served in several significant roles early in her life. After college, Louise returned to her home in Ashe County, NC. She served as the administrative assistant to the Ashe County Superintendent of Education. She was the receptionist and office manager for her brother John when he returned to Ashe County and began his medical practice. She then became the administrative assistant to the Ashe County extension agent (who would later become the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture). She then served as the administrative assistant to the CEO of a large equipment company in Oregon, before returning to NC to marry and begin a family.

Louise demonstrated a wonderful commitment to her family and friends. She served them with love, excellence, loyalty, and a smile.  She was forever hopeful and thankful, always finding the good in every person and every situation.  By her example, she taught her children the virtue of hard work.

Survivors include her children, Johnny Hinshaw (Karen) and Carol Westra (Doug); and six grandchildren: Matthew Hinshaw (Emily), John Hinshaw (fiancée Ashley North), Lydia Overman (Marshall), David Hinshaw (Dominique), Joseph Westra, and Benjamin Westra; great-grandchild, Olivia Hinshaw, and one more (Baby Overman) due in September. Special thanks to Team Louise (Janice, Carylon, Diane, Jan, Sarah, Kayreen, Martha, Bobbie, Marina, Debbie, Sarah) for their loving care of Louise during the last five years.

Visitation will be at 10:00 am on August 1 in the chapel of First Baptist Church in Huntsville. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with the Rev. Mark Seanor officiating.

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