Hagadorn (Pinkerton), Ruth Louise
January 28, 1931 to October 19, 2016
Louise Hagadorn, Age 85, held on determinedly until she was able to cast her absentee ballot. She then graduated peacefully surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Heidi Sue, her mother Ruth Lucille Stephenson Pinkerton, her brother, Robert Pinkerton, and her sister, Barbara Bennett.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Earl G. Hagadorn, Jr. and by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and Rob Allen, Susan and Charles (Jay) Johnson, Jennifer and Dave Schiessl, and Amy Hagadorn. She is also survived by her adored seven grandchildren, Jamie, Charlie, and Heidi Johnson, Brad and Leslie (Faust) Allen, David and Emily (Ketterman) Schiessl, and by five great-grandchildren, Molly and Joseph Ketterman, and Cooper Faust, Nolan and Violet Allen. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends, all of who she loved to spend time with.
Louise was born in Nogales, AZ and grew up in Watsonville, CA. A proud 1954 graduate of Indiana University, Louise was an elementary school teacher in Menlo Park, CA when she met and married Earl in 1957. They both loved the mountains and chose to raise their family at beautiful Lake Tahoe where they resided until 2015 when they moved to Sacramento.
She was a life-long Girl Scout, and loved her early years at Camp Chaparral in Big Basin State Park. A First Class scout, Louise went on to serve in many capacities; from
troop leader to council member, and helped establish a thriving Girl Scout program in the Reno/Tahoe area in which all her daughters became First Class scouts. A member of the United Church of Christ since 1961, she was a firm supporter of the denomination’s open and affirming goals. She joined Squaw Valley Chapel UCC in 1966, and was later active in its reopening by the congregation in the 1990s, then served as wedding coordinator for many years.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Squaw Valley Chapel United Church of Christ, PO Box 2472, Olympic Valley, CA 96146-2472.
A celebration of Louise’s life will be held Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at the Squaw Valley Chapel in Olympic Valley.