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Martha Louise Pellegrino

July 16, 1953October 31, 2020

Martha Louise Pellegrino was born on July 16, 1953 and passed away on October 31, 2020 and is under the care of Colonial Funeral Home.

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Sara Grabill

November 28, 2020

Louise was a great friend and sorority sister. I remember her as always very kind and a lot of fun. After college, we fell out of touch but recently reconnected through social media. I will miss seeing her “likes.”

Nancy Post

November 28, 2020

Louise was a sorority sister of mind. I met her in 1974. She had a great sense of humor. Sadly, I didn't get to see her much after graduation.
I do remember when some of our sisters gathered at Suzi Suchman's house in Dallas. Louise came up from Victoria. We had a great visit. A treasured memory.
Prayers to Louise's family. She will be missed. Rest in peace Louise.

Sue Gile Whitmer

November 28, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. She was a sorority sister who was also a friend. I will remember Louise fondly for her spunk. She was quite a gal. Condolences to the family.

Alison Pearse

November 28, 2020

I knew Louise through our sorority Alpha Phi at the University of Kansas. She had a dry wit and an air of sophistication about her. I am so sad to here about her passing.
Alison Richey Pearse

Elaine Vallejos

November 28, 2020

I was very sad this week to learn of Louise’s passing. 😢😢 May she Rest In Peace.

I met Louise in the summer of 1974. I had just completed my freshman year at KU, and she had just completed her junior year. We were in Barcelona, Spain, and somehow we ended up being roommates and spending those 7 weeks together! It was “increíble” to say the least! Then back in Lawrence that fall, I went through sorority rush and pledged Alpha Phi. Louise was an Alpha Phi, and she is one of the main reasons that I became a Phi. Thank goodness for her!! I would do it all over again!

Several of us Phi sisters have lately been sharing our memories of Louise. The one thing that stands out in everyone’s mind about her is her sense of humor! She was not always the most vociferous gal in the bunch, but when she spoke, everyone listened. What we heard was her unique, slow, Southern accent and her wonderful wit! I certainly wish that I could imitate it, but I cannot. There really was nobody like Louise!

Boy do I wish that she could have made the move back up to Kansas from Texas after her husband died and when her dad moved to Wichita. It would have been so very “increíble” to be in the same place with her again to talk and laugh for hours like we did back in college...

I will miss you, dear Louise! Till we meet again... ❤️💙

Marita Unruh

November 28, 2020

Louise was my Alpha Phi mom at KU. She was such a great person. We had many great times together. She stayed with us one Thanksgiving in Lawrence with my family. My dad was helping to build the lake in Lawrence. We had a big snow and my dad took us sledding on the top of the dam. Louise was riding the sled and a dog started chasing her. We tried to warn her and she thought we were waving to her so she waved back. The dog finally got tired and quit chasing the sled. We had a big laugh when it was over. We corresponded every year at Christmas since college and I always so looked forward to her wonderful letters. My heart is sad that she is gone but she’s now with Don. Since her Dad moved to Wichita I was hoping she would move to Wichita as well. I live in Derby, Ks. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Marita Unruh

Mary Lea Kloesel

November 25, 2020

I just found out today 11.25.20 that Louise passed away. I am so sad.
Louise was one of the first people I met when I moved to Victoria back in 1981. She was my upstairs neighbor. We both met our husbands through Our Lady of Victory's Catholic Singles group at our first outing to a dance at Appelt's Hill in Hallettsville. We were following someone up there and wondered where the heck they were leading us to when we went through Hallettsville and kept going.
We were both from Missouri and then ended up marrying our Texas guys.
I last had lunch with her right before COVID hit and kept thinking it would clear and we could go out for lunch again. Whatever the cause, I hope she didn't suffer.
Prayers from Mary Lea and Bill Kloesel

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