The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX


Louise Allison Bethell

October 7, 1949October 15, 2019
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Louise Allison Bethell passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Missouri City, Texas at the age of seventy. Louise was born on October 7, 1949 in Machias, New York to Jean Stanton Knight and Paul Frederick Bethell.

She is preceded in death by parents Paul and Jean.

Louise is survived by her sons David B. Craig (48) and his partner Dr. Erin C. Callahan, and Ryan M. Craig (45) and his wife Lori R. Craig, her beloved grandchildren Connor Reed Craig (4) and Mackenzie Allison Craig (2), and countless friends and family members across the country.

She graduated from Buffalo State College in 1971 with a degree in Education. Throughout her professional career, Louise worked for Conrail, Permclip Products, Compaq Computer Corporation, and finally for the City of Mission Viejo at the Montanoso and Sierra Recreation and Fitness Centers. Throughout her life, Louise was an avid animal lover. She was a devoted “Dog Mom” to five Australian Shepherds – Stoli, Indy, Guinness, Merlin, and Ellie.

A Memorial Service is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek , 15105 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478, with a reception to follow. Her sons will jointly celebrate Louise’s life and officiate the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/donate.html) or the SPCA (https://secure.aspca.org/donate/memorial). Tributes and/or words of condolence can be left at www.settegastkopf.com


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019


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Steve Bell

November 3, 2019

I have so many memories of Louise! We worked together for over 10 years, and Louise was loved by so many, myself included. Caring, giving, and so conscientious. She was a special person. Renee and I send our love and prayers to Ryan and David ❤

Mark Thorndyke

November 1, 2019

Louise was one of the first employees I met when I started at the Rec Centers. She was very knowledgeable and I learned many things from her. I got to know her son when he worked here and enjoyed both of their personalities. She will be missed.

Pam Smith

October 31, 2019

Louise and I became good friends through Montanoso Rec. center. I was always so happy to see her smiling face when I entered the Center. We had long discussion about life and family, and these continued even after her move to Texas after her retirement. It was not unusual for us to “catch up” on a 2 hour phone call on a Saturday afternoon. I will really miss her. She loved her family, and was extremely proud of her two sons, David and Ryan. Her heart expanded with love when her two beautiful grand babies were born. She will be forever in my heart and all of those that loved her. RIP, Louise.

Carren Chaney

October 31, 2019

I worked with Louise at the Montanoso Recreation Facility in the City of Mission Viejo, CA. I will remember Louise fondly, she was very kind to me when I first came onto the job, and she showed me the ropes at the front desk. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and I loved talking NFL football with her. She loved her Buffalo Bills! I wish her family peace and serenity during this time, and hope the fond and loving memories of Louise bring comfort to all who knew her.

Carren Chaney

Ashley Blair

October 31, 2019

Louise was one-of-a-kind, with wonderful sense of humor and kind heart. She was one of a few that left a lasting impact on me during my time at the recreation centers. She will be dearly missed!

Amanda Bassett

October 31, 2019

Louise was my first "Work Mom" at the Recreation Centers. At 16, she showed me the ropes and taught me the value in not only doing the job, but doing it well. I'll never forget the impact she made on me while I was younger.

I remember my first week training there. I asked her it I could fill out the member reg. form since I learn better by doing, and she looked at me and said I was a keeper.

Barb Cassidy

October 31, 2019

I loved working with Louise at the Rec Center. She had a great sense of humor and if you were "one of her peeps" she really had your back! Love you Louise and will always miss you!