Louise Tyndall

June 30, 1927October 21, 2011

Louise Tyndall, 84, died at 6:05 AM on October 21, 2011. She passed away at her home with her family near. Louise was born in Lafayette but spent most of her childhood at the Sulphur Mines. She graduated suma cum laude from Sulphur High School and was a majorette for the marching squad in her Junior and Senior years. Louise attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now ULL) and was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. While in college, she became engaged to David C. Tyndall, prior to his leaving the country for World War II. As a devoted fiancé, she wrote a letter to him every day for two years while Dave was overseas. Shortly after her fiancé returned from France and Germany, Louise and Dave were married. They moved to Houston for David to finish pharmacy school at the University of Houston. Louise worked at Humble Oil to help support her husband through school. The couple returned to Louisiana in 1951. Louise raised three children prior to opening her bridal gift shop, The China Closet. For many years Louise and Dave worked next door to each other in their respective businesses. Then upon retiring, they traveled the U.S. and abroad. She often said that her favorite place to be was anywhere as long as she was with her beloved husband. Louise was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves behind the love of her life, her husband of 63 years, David Craig Tyndall of Sulphur; two daughters, Susan Dorsett of Lake Charles and Nancy Morgan and her husband, Don, of Baton Rouge; one son, Craig Tyndall and wife, Regina of French Settlement. Louise, know as “Granweese” loved her grandchildren, Kristi Sonnier and husband Chad; Kara Giovannelli and husband Leonardo; Katie Coyne, Christopher Tyndall, Jake Morgan, Matthew Morgan, Shannon Tyndall, Katherine Wilde, Kimberly Kelley, Kerissa Tyndall, Cameron Tyndall, Kelley Rose Tyndall, Christian Tyndall, and Kourtneigh Tyndall; four great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dr. William D. Pelletier and wife Donna of Lafayette. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Durkee and Helen Pelletier; her brother, James Lewis Pelletier; and also by her grandparents, W. W. Lewis and Lula V. Lewis. W. W. Lewis Middle School in Sulphur was named after her grandfather. Her children all attended this school. Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 23, in Maplewood First Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Estess and Bro. Johnny Peel will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4 -8 p.m. today in the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until the time of service Sunday in the church. As a tribute to Louise, memorial donations may be made to Heart of Hospice, Lake Charles , LA.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 23, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, October 22, 2011

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October 29, 2011

Dave, Susan, Nancy and Craig: We have such beautiful memories of our friendship over the years which will never be forgotten. Louise was a very special and loving lady. She was always cheerful, never critical, thoughtful of others and loved the Lord, her family and friends. Our prayers are with you all. Love, Bubba and Jeannie Williams

October 27, 2011

Nancy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this terrible time. Your Mother was a lovely lady. God Bless and Keep You all. She will live forever in your hearts.

Becky and Raymond Venissat

Kara Giovannelli

October 27, 2011

Grandweese you will live on forever in my mind & heart. Thank you for leading by example the way a true lady does. I'm so blessed to be your granddaughter. I love you,

October 26, 2011

Dear Nancy, My condolences to you and your family. I only saw the obituary today. I remember you always. After reading the obituary I am able to see where you got your grace and charm. Remember me from the days on Ryan street at the old sears building. You are in my prayers.
Brenda Collins-Prejean

Joan Wyninger Carlin

October 26, 2011

Louise was such a beautiful, graceful lady who will be missed by so many. Her warm smile always greeted every one she met. I will always remember your connection to our family through the church and your strong faith.

Jeron LaFargue

October 24, 2011

Dave: Dr. Smith told me of your loss and my sister who is a reporter for the Sulphur newspaper sent me a copy of the obituary. Please accept my condolences. Jeron LaFargue

Donna Pelletier

October 24, 2011

Before I ever had the opportunity to meet Louise, Bill painted such a picture of this incredible beautful sister of his. This perfect Lady the perfect sister. The bar was set so high I was scared to death I would never live up to her standards or that she would not approve of me. Then I was blessed to not only meet her, but to have her call me her friend. She touched so many lives and all of us who were blessed to be part of her family discovered what true grace, dignaty, courage and elegance look like. Louise Tyndall was an incredible lady. Bill and I will miss her dearly, Love to all the children and to Dave.

Barbara Gunn Gayle

October 24, 2011

Dave, I was so very sorry to read about Louise! She was a lovely lady, and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was amazing, carrying on so cheerfully, even going to Dallas Market in her wheelchair. I often saw her there when I was there for Gordon's. My sympathy and prayers are with you and all your family.

Barara Gunn Gayle

October 24, 2011

Dave, I was so very sorry to read about Louise. She was such a lovely lady, and I know she will be sorely missed. She was amazing, carrying on so cheerfully, even going to Dallas Market in a wheelchair. I saw her there often when I was there for Gordon's. My sympathy and prayers are with you and all your family.
Barbara Gunn Gayle

October 23, 2011

What an amazing lady... she will live on in our hearts forever... Love you all and you're in our prayers.

Phil and Claudia Carey