At 85 years of age, Louise Marie (Navone) Eide passed peacefully Saturday, July 15, 2017 at home with her devoted family at her side. Louise was born and raised at her Seattle home on Queen Anne Hill on September 13, 1931. Louise attended and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1949. She married Donald Eide on December 9, 1950. They were high school sweethearts, married for 59 years before Don passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2009. They shared many adventures with the friends and family as they put Don through the UW Law School before building his career and their own family.
Louise loved to spend her days gardening, hiking, camping, baking, watching or listening to sports, and enjoying the lake with her family. She became well known for her apple pies from her home grown apples! A close second was her home grown peaches for cobbler and raspberries beyond compare. Louise’s adventures included traversing the entire Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, observing an eclipse in the Mexican Baja and visiting her daughter studying in England. Her daily routine of late was a neighborhood walk with her beloved miniature Schnauzer with the help of her loving neighbors the Clemons, before sharing coffee, pastries, and puzzles. The Clemons helped Louise stay independent and at home - her dearest wish. She always loved to be home with her family and friends, even as Alzheimer’s began to take its toll.
She is greatly missed and lovingly remembered by family and friends as an amazingly strong willed and ever kind friend, sister, mother, and grandmother. Louise is survived by her sister Dolores Eide of Burlington; her eldest son Mark and wife Tracey Eide of Des Moines; younger son Ken and wife Jill Eide of Black Diamond; daughter Angela and husband Stephen Moore of Maple Valley; six grandchildren: Joanna, Ross, Sam, Matthew Eide, Tessa and Trevor Moore; and three great grandchildren: Aiden, Adelaide, and Grant Eide. A short ceremony will be held at the Tahoma National Cemetery on September 25 at 2:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
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