Louise E. Bigelow

Louise E. Bigelow

January 06, 1917 - March 21, 2016

Louise E. Bigelow

January 06, 1917 - March 21, 2016


Louise Elizabeth Bigelow
January 6, 1917-March 21, 2016

Louise Bigelow, 99, a second generation resident of Laguna Woods, passed away March 21.

She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Fred and Bertha Hunt and lived in Walpole, Massachusetts. She was employed as a clerk with an insurance agency in Boston. She came to California with her mom in 1948 following the death of her father.

Through mutual family friends, she met and married Loring Bigelow in 1949 and together they raised three children in Torrance, California.

She was a homemaker, active as a PTA president at her children’s school and leader of a Camp Fire Girls group. She enjoy doing needlepoint, knitting and making mosaics.

The family moved from Torrance to Laguna Hills in 1965 and have remained in the area since. In retirement years she and Loring enjoyed traveling around the country in their motorhome. They were proud to be part of the UCI 90+ Study for nine years and were featured on the CBS 60 Minutes special on the study.

She is survived by her children Emmie Miller (Doug), Norman Bigelow, grandchildren Erin and Colin Miller and her cousin Vincent Evans (Joan) in England. She is predeceased by her daughter Marcia Grundy and husband Loring Bigelow, to whom she was married for 64 years.

Services were private.

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4 responses to Louise E. Bigelow

  1. Chuck Dacy says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Louise…

    Her wonderful family is a tribute to Louise’s strong character and love throughout her life…

    I hold her family in my heart as they journey through this challenging time…

    With Love and Prayers… Gail

  2. Brad Stetson says:

    Dear Emmie and Norm: Please accept all my sympathies and condolences on Louise’s passing. What a tremendous wife and mother she was, so energetic and so sweet and caring. You must be so very proud of all that she was able to accomplish with her life. May God bless and keep you now and always. Chaplain Brad Stetson

  3. I’ll always fondly remember your mom and my mom (Marcelle Bailey) doing their daily wave to each other outside…from bench to garden…what gals they both were. My sincere condolences.

    Michelle Sowle (Bailey)

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