OBITUARY

Louene Alice Little

March 10, 1932April 11, 2021
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Louene Alice Little, age 89, of Largo, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Louene was born March 10, 1932 in Benton, Arkansas to John and Mable Peterson. She excelled in academics, earning the title Salutatorian of her graduating class from Centerburg High School. Louene married the love of her life, Robert J. Little, November 7th, 1954. Together they had 3 loving children; Robert Jr., Kelly, and Jill.

Louene had a longstanding dedication to her career. She was the office manager for Holdeman's Law Firm, Montgomery Wards, and adopted the name 'Momma Lou" from her time employed at CVS until she decided to retire at the age of 80.

Her greatest passion in life was to serve her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her hobbies extended to crocheting, bowling, The Tampa Bay Rays, and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Louene was most heartfelt, and the upmost proud, of her family. She is survived by her children Robert Little Jr., Kelly Dalena (Bob), and Jill Galhouse (Dean); Brother, Robert L. Peterson; Grandchildren, Michael Dalena, Andrew Dalena, Steven Dalena, Matthew Galhouse, Bryan Galhouse, Kelli Flory; and her 21 Great-Grandchildren.

A funeral service for Louene will be held 2 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Gulf Coast Church, 13301 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33774. Louene will be laid to rest at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774 3:30 PM Sunday, April 18th, 2021. A reception will be held at Gulf Coast Church following Louene's graveside service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com for the Little family.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Little Jr., Son
  • Kelly Dalena (Bob), Daughter
  • Jill Galhouse (Dean), Daughter
  • Robert L. Peterson, Brother
  • Michael Dalena, Grandson
  • Andrew Dalena, Grandson
  • Steven Dalena, Grandson
  • Matthew Galhouse, Grandson
  • Bryan Galhouse, Grandson
  • Kelli Flory, Granddaughter

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

Memories

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Jill Galhouse

April 20, 2021

Mom, Yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life, having to say good-bye to you for the last time. You would have been so happy with the way your funeral turned out, it was Beautiful and EVERYTHING you wanted it to be. So many of your friends and family were there for your home going to be with Jesus. I am so Thankful, Grateful and Blessed that God chose you to be our mom, you were the BEST!!! Your loving, caring, kind heart touched so many lives and you will NEVER be forgotten.

To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord!!
We will see you again one day!!! Love you SO MUCH!!!!

Kelli Flory

April 19, 2021

Grandma I’m going to miss you so much. You were the best grandma ever. I’m so happy to see you not in pain anymore. You are rejoicing in heaven ❤️ My family will truly miss seeing you and hearing your voice. Your boy G (Grayson) will hold a special place in his heart for you. He loved talking to you on FaceTime. Till we meet again we love you so very much ❤️

Linda Lare

April 19, 2021

Grams was so very special! We had so many fun times together. I will never forget our vacations, dinners and great times. I am so happy I was able to have lunch with her a couple months ago and will remember her smiling face. I feel lucky to have been a part of her life. I will miss her but know she is in heaven and I will see her again!

Bryan Galhouse

April 18, 2021

Today was a tough one seeing my grandma buried but to know she is in a better place now and no more pain or suffering makes it a little easier to deal with I will always love her and have her in my heart for the rest of my life because we we’re so close throughout my life heaven gained a great angel 😇 I know she will always watch over me and everybody else in the family I love you so much forever and always grams ❤️

Jenna Hauser

April 18, 2021

Grams,

I remember all the summers with you and Kelli on the beaches in the condos and all the laughs and fun! Also all the walks with Kelli from Jill’s just to say hi and watch the price is right! You will be extremely missed by everyone. I know you are so happy to see your husband again and will be looking over your entire family with smiles as you watch from above. Love you forever.

Jenna

Mariah Galhouse

April 16, 2021

Grams was one of my best friends and always one of my biggest fans. The memories we had together were so pure and will always stay in my heart and mind! I remember when we lived right around the corner and I would ride my bike to go see her and we would just hang out and watch family feud together trying to get the right answers. I know she will continue to watch over me every single day ❤️

Dawn Le

April 16, 2021

I met Lou 32 years ago give or take, was my friend Jill's mom....fast forward and Jill became my best friend and her family, like my family and Lou like another mother to me. She gave me her recipe for spaghetti and meatballs that I cherish and use regularly. I always remembered to bring her some leftovers when we had her favorites and she would always call to thank me, she was always so great full and giving. She treated me like a daughter and always told me she loved me and I loved her too. In the end when she couldn't reach jill or Kelly she would call me and as sad as that was it also warmed my heart to know that I could be there to talk to her and that she knew she could call ....she will be so greatly missed....by so many.

Amber Hauser

April 15, 2021

Grams, you will forever be in my heart. No matter what kind of day I would be having, your smile turned my day around. We have so many memories that I will hold close in my heart but our breakfast and grocery shopping trips were always the best. Lots of laughs and full of love! I knew with you I always had a shoulder to cry on and an ear that would listen. You will truly be missed but I know when I need you the most, all I have to do is look up and start talking. This isn’t goodbye, it’s I’ll see you again. I love you so very much. Always & Forever my Grams.

Paul Flory

April 15, 2021

I want them to know how much I thought of her, she always spoke with words of love and encouragement. She would always be a ray of sunshine on the rainiest days. My heart will always be a little more empty with her gone. I loved her very very much

Betty Callahan

April 14, 2021

Lou was a precious, sweet loving lady. She always had a smile and I know there will always be an empty spot in all your lives but thank the Lord, we know she is celebrating with her Lord now and forever.

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Biography

Louene Alice Little, age 89, of Largo, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Louene was born March 10, 1932 in Benton, Arkansas to John and Mable Peterson. She excelled in academics, earning the title Salutatorian of her graduating class from Centerburg High School. Louene married the love of her life, Robert J. Little, November 7th, 1954. Together they had 3 loving children; Robert Jr., Kelly, and Jill.

Louene had a longstanding dedication to her career. She was the office manager for Holdeman's Law Firm, Montgomery Wards, and adopted the name 'Momma Lou" from her time employed at CVS until she decided to retire at the age of 80.

Her greatest passion in life was to serve her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her hobbies extended to crocheting, bowling, The Tampa Bay Rays, and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Louene was most heartfelt, and the upmost proud, of her family. She is survived by her children Robert Little Jr., Kelly Dalena (Bob), and Jill Galhouse (Dean); Brother, Robert L. Peterson; Grandchildren, Michael Dalena, Andrew Dalena, Steven Dalena, Matthew Galhouse, Bryan Galhouse, Kelli Flory; and her 21 Great-Grandchildren.

A funeral service for Louene will be held 2 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Gulf Coast Church, 13301 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33774. Louene will be laid to rest at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774 3:30 PM Sunday, April 18th, 2021. A reception will be held at Gulf Coast Church following Louene's graveside service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com for the Little family.