Louise Estelle Coleman

December 7, 1922July 21, 2011

Louise Estelle Coleman, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and friend to all, “Weezy” “Grandma Louise”, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 7, 1922. She was the youngest daughter of Harry and Rose Friedberg, passed away on July 21, 2011 in Merced, California at the age of 88 years. Louise will be missed and remembered with love. We will miss her quick witted attitude on how she was able to handle any situation, her wisdom and smile will be missed. She will always remain in our hearts. We pray that she is now at peace with Grandpa. She is survived by her children David Lewis and his wife Judy from Chowchilla, California, Sandra Hammer and her husband Alan of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Robert Bernstein of Cleveland, Ohio. Grandchildren: Albert Lewis, Kristopher and his wife Alicia Lewis, Michael Lewis and his fiancé Chialia Lor, Rebecca Soler-Baillo and her husband Jose, Sharon Feinman and her husband Matthew. Great- Grandchildren: Preston, Jocelyn, Mya and Jaden Lewis, Lillian and Madeline Feinman, Audrey Hamby and Samuel Soler-Baillo. The family would like to thank the many care givers Albert Lewis, Tony Rivera, Lina Flores and the staff at Emeritus in Merced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association 429 9th Street Ste. 300, Oakland, CA 94607, American Cancer Society, 1451 Guerneville Road Ste 220 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, Texas 75231. No funeral services will be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held on the afternoon of August 27, 2011 at 368 Harbor Drive, Atwater, California or you may call 1-209-769-2034 for further information.

Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.


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Paul Buzanski

August 24, 2011

Aunt Louise was a very special person. I'll miss her non-fail birthday cards, her impish humor and her wonderful smile. And, I'll miss her.

Kristopher Lewis

August 14, 2011

I want to thank you for all the great memories from Ohio to California. I enjoyed being such a huge part of your life from a child to the adult I am now. Your life will carry on for many years to come because I was fortunate enough to share my children with you. We will always have a huge place in our hearts for your warm and generous love. You will be missed, but I can assure you, you will not be forgotten. My kids, Mya and Jaden, know you as their great-grandma, but I will tell you from the bottom of my heart that you have always been "great" to me.

Grandma Louise Coleman thank you for being a part of my 29 years of life and for being a huge part of Alicia, Mya, and Jaden's lives.
I love you and we love you.

Sandra Hammer

August 1, 2011

Thank you for teaching to have a skewed sense of humor and to love terrible puns. Thank you for teaching to love cooking since I was a small child. There are so many things to thank you for, but most of all thank you for all your love. I will miss my Monday night phone calls. You will always be in my heart and memories. I love you.

Robert Bernstein

July 31, 2011

Mother had quietude, that calm or tranquility of peacefulness about her. She was an exemplar of unostentatious elegance--modest, restrained, and unpretentious. While we would like to think otherwise life was not always quiescent, those fates of which we have no control presented her with many tribulations--the obvious we all know, some which she and I talked about are private. Mother was a survivor, she was afflicted with Poliomyelitis as a child and was blessed to come out unscathed (many did not); we can attest to this as her lineage. We celebrate and give thanks that Mother had almost an extra thirty years of life (Think about it!) and are jubilate. Yet, despite these afflictions, hardships, and adversities she [Mother] was non-contentious; yes, she had every right at times to be petulant or to display an acerbic disposition, she did not--this is a life lesson well worth heeding.

Thank you for the foundations of life that you provided and taught me. Foremost, you bestowed an everlasting love of God, and while one can postulate about what is important to them in life, everything is secondary to our faith in God. You encouraged eduction and introduced me to the arts at an early age, you emphasized an appreciation for classical music, literature, and museums among others. I thank you for your empathy, kind words, and sagely advice which you provided to me following the death of Carolyne [wife]; your strength increased my strength in time of need. After the passing of Carolyne you were one of only two people to whom I really confided, each of you helped me through my own personal crisis in your own way. Your advice to me was to the point, there was no prolixity or expatiation of words, you told me what I needed to hear and not what I wanted to hear; there is a difference for they are not in anyway equivalent--for that I shall be eternally grateful. The other person knows who they are and that shall remain personal. Let us end on a joyous and felicitous note, please picture as you will Mother, Betty, and Carolyne having tea together (in that much better place) catching up on the latest news and gossip, talking about days of yore and those which are to to come.

Hebrew prayer in memonry of a departed Mother.

"May God remember the soul of my Mother, who has gone to her eternal home. O let her soul be bound in the bond of life, and may she rest in honour, with fulness of joy in Thy presence, with pleasures of thy right hand for evermore. Amen".

Our time on earth is limited and has been thus written in the Book of Life. One day we shall once more be together for all eternity. I give you my heart-felt and deep-felt love. Robert

Rebecca Soler-Baillo

July 30, 2011

American Heart Association

July 30, 2011

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Connie Yeseta

July 28, 2011

Aunt Louise was always so upbeat and happy. She loved her family and friends and was such a devoted person to them all. With her passing, and era had ended. I'll miss her.

Connie Yeseta

July 28, 2011

Connie Yeseta

July 28, 2011

Connie Yeseta

July 28, 2011