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Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Louise "Lou" Looper

January 19, 1935May 14, 2019
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Mary Louise “Lou” Looper, age 84 of Arlington, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on January 19, 1935 in Burnet, Texas, the daughter of Clifford and Selma (Moore) Birdwell. Lou married Vernon Looper on December 19, 1953 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2018.

Lou grew up in Burnet where she played basketball, was the drum major, and Harvest Queen. She and her husband moved to San Antonio in 1966 where they raised their four children. Lou accepted Christ at a young age and was a long time member of Shearer Hills Baptist Church and Fielder Church. She graduated from Durham Business College in Austin and worked for many years for Clear Visions Printing Company. In her spare time, Lou loved to garden, enjoyed cooking, taking trips with her family, playing board and card games, and she was an accomplished seamstress who made elegant clothing for her family. Lou was active in her children and grandchildren’s school activities, and was a true Spurs Fan.

Lou is survived by her children Janda Hairston and husband Bill, Debra Otness and husband Scott, and Greg Looper; grandchildren Alison Reams and husband Rusty, Colin Hairston and wife Mallory, Tyler Hairston and wife Megan, Emily Bernhard and husband Liam, Thomas Otness, and Anna Otness; great grandchildren Ethan Reams, Audrey, Peter, Kate and Lily Hairston, and Ezekiel Hairston; siblings Clifteen Samuelson and husband Phil and Darrell Birdwell and wife LaVerne. Lou was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Rulaine Pittman.

Visitation Monday, May 20 from 6-8PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas. Funeral service at 10AM on Tuesday, May 21, also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of North Texas Inpatient Unit at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Colin Hairston
  • Tyler Hairston
  • Rusty Reams
  • Thomas Otness
  • Liam Bernhard
  • Greg Looper
  • Steven Samuelson
  • David Birdwell
  • DONATIONS

  • Community Hospice of North Texas, Inpatient Unit at Arlington Memorial Hospital

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Mary Louise "Lou" Looper

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Cheryl Kindred

May 28, 2019

Such a beautiful video tribute to your Mom and the love she had for her family (and extended family) and passion she had for life. Your Mom and Dad were such a big part of my younger years, their home was my home...I will always have such fun memories of baseball games, vacations, and sleepovers at the Loopers. Love to you Debra and family, I know your Mom was welcomed into Heaven by your Dad and Rulaine.
Continued prayers of comfort,
Cheryl

Alison Neely Stone

May 23, 2019

Debra,
This video tribute was beautiful!! A life full of beautiful memories!

I have such fond memories of time spent at your parents homes-from chicken pox in second grade, to time together with our babies. Your mom was class and grace always-a truly lovely lady. She will be greatly missed.

My thoughts and prayers will continue.

Love always,
Ali

Melissa Campbell

May 20, 2019

So many memories of the Looper family! Your Mom was one in a million. She epitomized the meaning of “mom”. She was gracious, loving, and kind. Her smile could light up a starless night.

The Campbell family sends our love to all of you. Praying that the Lord’s unsurpassed Peace be with you.

Melissa

Patricia Neely

May 20, 2019

To the whole Looper family, please know that we will hold you up in prayer for your strength and comfort at this difficult time. Lou was a beautiful, elegant, kind and loving lady who treated everyone with her sweet gentleness. There are many memories to treasure of her. Prayers will be that you feel peace knowing that she is now in the loving arms of our Father in heaven.
Fondly from the Neely Family~~Trisha, Charles, Trey, Alison, and Brad.

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Biography

Mary Louise “Lou” Looper, age 84 of Arlington, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on January 19, 1935 in Burnet, Texas, the daughter of Clifford and Selma (Moore) Birdwell. Lou married Vernon Looper on December 19, 1953 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2018.

Lou grew up in Burnet where she played basketball, was the drum major, and Harvest Queen. She and her husband moved to San Antonio in 1966 where they raised their four children. Lou accepted Christ at a young age and was a long time member of Shearer Hills Baptist Church and Fielder Church. She graduated from Durham Business College in Austin and worked for many years for Clear Visions Printing Company. In her spare time, Lou loved to garden, enjoyed cooking, taking trips with her family, playing board and card games, and she was an accomplished seamstress who made elegant clothing for her family. Lou was active in her children and grandchildren’s school activities, and was a true Spurs Fan.

Lou is survived by her children Janda Hairston and husband Bill, Debra Otness and husband Scott, and Greg Looper; grandchildren Alison Reams and husband Rusty, Colin Hairston and wife Mallory, Tyler Hairston and wife Megan, Emily Bernhard and husband Liam, Thomas Otness, and Anna Otness; great grandchildren Ethan Reams, Audrey, Peter, Kate and Lily Hairston, and Ezekiel Hairston; siblings Clifteen Samuelson and husband Phil and Darrell Birdwell and wife LaVerne. Lou was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Rulaine Pittman.

Visitation Monday, May 20 from 6-8PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas. Funeral service at 10AM on Tuesday, May 21, also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of North Texas Inpatient Unit at Arlington Memorial Hospital.