Louise Alma Homola, age 97, entered her heavenly home on June 3, 2021, surrounded by her children.
She was born on March 17, 1924, the youngest child of John and Anna Ek, in Mist, Ore. She moved to Portland with her family at age 12 and attended high school and college.
She met Clarence Homola at church meetings and they were married on June 9, 1946. They settled in Brush Prairie, Wash., where they were blessed with 12 children, Stanley (Becky); Yvonne (Rod); Richard (Mary); Don (Patsy); Bev (Dean); Patti (Roger); Steve (Beth); Bill (Janice); Suzanne, deceased, (Michael); Darrell (Lynn); Cheryl (Kurt); and Andy (Carol); 95 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great,-great-grandchildren. Their faith was firm as they planted the seed of Christianity in the hearts of their children. Their greatest joy on this earth was that the children are all following in the same faith.
She was a patient and kind mother, never demanding, but forgiving. Her childhood name was “Lovey,” and this is certainly true. She was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; daughter, Suzanne; and infant grandsons, Gary and Willy Homola; as well as her siblings, Ellen, Walter, Leonard, Gertrude, Anne, Rachael, and Ruth. Surviving is one sister, Elisabeth, with whom she shared living in the Golden Age Home with her the past few years.