Louise was valedictorian of Fairport High School in 1971 and graduated from the University of Toledo. She was employed by the US Postal Service for 34 ½ years. Along with the Fairport Harbor community, she worked on keeping the Fairport Post Office open. She was an active member of the APWU and the legislative director and editor of the union newsletter starting in 1997. She won five national writing awards from the Postal Press Association. Louise was an active member of the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council and the AFL-CIO Retirees. She volunteered in the reading program at McKinley School for over 10 years. Louise was a member of Academic Boosters since 1995 and with other members raised thousands of dollars for the scholarship and mini-grant programs. She was a volunteer indexer for the Familysearch project.