Louise C. Howe; Retired Teacher

Louise C. Howe, who taught school in Glendale for 38 years, has died at her home in Carlotta, Calif. She was 92.

A former longtime resident of Glendale, Mrs. Howe died Nov. 24 of cancer, her granddaughter, Bonnie Pearson, said.

Born Louise C. Schafer March 23, 1898, in Lincoln, Neb., she came to California as a teen-ager and graduated from Humboldt State College. In 1930, she started at the Glendale Unified School District, teaching elementary school at various sites. She retired in 1968 from Cerritos Elementary School in Glendale. In her youth, Mrs. Howe was an equestrian and appeared in local parades with a horse group called the Westerners.

She is survived by her sons Richard Howe of Glendale and Gary Howe of Carlotta; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Norman Howe, died in 1961.


A funeral was held Friday with burial at Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood. Pierce Brothers Valhalla Mortuary in North Hollywood handled the arrangements. Donations can be made in Mrs. Howe’s name to the American Cancer Society.