Louise Storey (aka Mom, Grammy, Weezy) left this earth to be with the Lord, her beloved dog Peanut, her sister Phylis and her parents Philip and Mildred Colwell, on July 19, 2018.
Louise was born in 1948 and raised in Oneonta. She was in the Class of 1967 at Oneonta High School.
In the late 70s early 80s, Louise was employed with Brandofky’s Florist and Mohican Flowers where she learned she had a green thumb and flair for flower arranging. For the majority of her years she worked at Bassett Hospital, first in medical records and then in the purchasing department where she worked her way up to assistant buyer. In her later years, she was employed at The Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith and was also an in-home caregiver to a few local families who were fortunate to have her compassionate care.
She was a hard worker and one of the strongest women many of us have ever known. She always had to stay busy. Every spring she enjoyed picking fiddle-head ferns or digging for leeks so she could preserve them, planting her gladiolas impatients, geraniums and marigolds, and tending to her renowned numerous hanging baskets that the depot was admired for year after year.
Christmas was her favorite time of year. She would spend all year shopping for that one special day when it was essential that all family gathered. Many years she would open her heart and home to at least one friend to share gift exchange and dinner with our family. She insisted, “no one should be alone on Christmas.” She had the most giving heart and made everything she touched special, not just during the holidays, but each and every day.
Second to Christmas and family, her most favorite things were music, dancing and friends. She wanted to leave this world with a bang and she did just that at her celebration of life party on May 12, 2018, where 70 plus friends and family gathered for music, food, drinks, dancing, and singing with Louise. It was an amazing day that she reminisced about so often during her last days. She had a zest for life and a beautiful smile that will be missed by all who loved her.
Louise is survived by her husband Keith; her daughter Kim White and son in law Jonathan; her son Chad Lyons and daughter in law Annette; her daughter Emily Storey; her granddaughter Jenna Card and her fiancé, Sandra Garcia; her grandson Dakota Lyons and Terri Ingalls; her grandchildren, Shaylynn and Aighdan Weishar, and Gabby and Jillian Warner; her buddy and brother in law, David Evans; her nephew George Roe and his fiancé Melissa Holliday and their son, Dalton; and our dear friend, Barbara Jean Govern who was holding her hand as she took her last breaths (and to whom we are beyond grateful for).
Louise’s memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 2 pm at her home in Davenport Center, where a tree will be planted in her honor and memory. All who knew and loved Weezy are invited to attend. Our dear friend, Pastor Paul Messner will officiate the service. Food will be served at the home immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, a dish to pass would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
- Memorial Service Sunday, July 29, 2018
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August 6, 2018
Dear Keith and Family,
It is with great sadness that Stephanie and I recently learned of Louise's passing. She was a great friend, and we never stopped thinking about her or you in the years after we moved away from East Meredith. It was always so fun talking about our "depots" since we all lived in historic railroad stations turned into homes! Weezy was the one, after all, who let us know that the East Meredith depot was available for rent, and for that we were always grateful. My time working with her at Hanford Mills Museum is an important memory. She was welcoming and kind, and always ready to lend a hand or answer a question when I was a new employee there. After we moved to Indianapolis, we stayed in touch through email and social media. It wasn't as good as meeting face-to-face, but it was a way to share pictures, thoughts, and memories. Louise always enjoyed seeing pictures of our son, and always had a nice thing to say about his milestones and activities that showed up in her feed. We will miss her.
Alan and Stephanie Rowe
July 28, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Louises (Grammys) family as they celebrate her. She was such a vivacious lady with so much love to give. She had a heart that was pure gold, and that is something that she passed down to her daughter and granddaughter. She will be missed greatly and remembered always. Love you so much and wish I could be there to celebrate such a wonderful life.
Cynthia Ter bush
July 27, 2018
We are so very sorry for your lost Keith
Rodney & Dee Greene
July 27, 2018
We are so sorry about the loss of your wife Keith. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rod & Dee Greene
July 26, 2018
Keith we are so sorry for your lost. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Serena and Ginger
July 25, 2018
Keith & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Louise.
I work at Grand Gorge Tire, and enjoyed chatting with her when she came in. What a sweet lady she was!
Thinking of you all.
July 24, 2018
I worked with Louise in the medical records department at Bassett in the 80's. She was a great co-worker who made the job fun and enjoyable. RIP
July 24, 2018
Kim, Chad and Family, So many fond memories of your Mom; we were together at the Elm on Halloween night, almost 30 years ago, when I guessed the weight of the huge pumpkin...and won it. Another favorite is when she rescued baby Henry and I after our house got skunked, Chris was in a night class, and Henry and I hung out at your Mom's house. And we always loved and laughed about the macaroni necklaces Henry would give Chad. Too many great times to list....Love to you all!!!! Nancy and Chris
Gloria (Uhlig) Weil
July 24, 2018
I was blessed to share part of a day about a decade ago, with Louise at her home along with her sister Phylis, and my sister Joan. We enjoyed a delicious lunch together , a wonderful tour of her home and looked through treasures and photos. I will cherish this day. My condolences to her husband Keith and family.