LOUISE BRORMAN SPINHIRNE
Louise Brorman Spinhirne passed away Thursday, June 20, 2012, at Pecan Tree Nursing Home in Gainesville with her family at her side.
She was born March 15, 1929, in Umbarger to Henry and Anna Brorman.
Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised by her step-mother Caroline Brorman. She grew up on the family farm near Hereford and on Sept. 13, 1950, she married Walter Spinhirne. Walter and Louise lived in Vega, where they established their grocery business and started their family. They later lived in Hereford, Dimmitt, and Dumas before moving four years ago to Lake Kiowa to be closer to family.
Louise was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gainesville. She loved to garden and crochet. After raising her eight children, she began caring for children in her home for many years until she was in her 70's. Caring for children was her greatest enjoyment and she considered all of them “her babies.” Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Harry and Anne; and her grandson, Cameron Willit.
She is survived by her husband Walter; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Babette Spinhirne, Michael and Sharon Spinhirne, Kevin and Lori Spinhirne, and Marvin Spinhirne; daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline and Steve Bezner, Angela and Keith Jones, Gina and Bruce Willit, and Jackie Johnson. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, siblings Joseph Brorman, Sr. Pauline Brorman, Alphonse Brorman, Delores Frerich James Brorman; and many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 10 a.m in Vega at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
A Rosary will be recited on Friday, June 29, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the church.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church building fund, Alzheimer's research or a charity of choice.