Saturday, April 26, 2014

Louise Giannini Spence - Calaveras County Native

    Louise Giannini Spence, a lifelong resident of Calaveras County, died quietly at home on April 24, 2014.
  She was 106 and a well-loved Mother and Grandmother.

   Born on February 14, 1908, Louise was the daughter of Albina and August Giannini.  She was born at the family ranch near San Andreas and graduated from Calaveras High School in 1926 with 8 classmates.

   She worked 26 years in the Calaveras County Clerk-Recorder-Auditor's office and in 1952 married William W. (Bud) Spence and moved to Altaville to be a full time wife and mother.

   Louise was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Republican Women, the Farm Bureau, the Grange, St. Patricks Catholic Church and the California Highway Departments's (Caltrans) Wive's Club.

     She loved to garden and was always ready to travel.

   She is survived by her son, William A. (Bill) Spence and wife Eloise, her daughter Barbara Berger and husband Cal, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and her nephews, Myron and Daryl Giannini and families.

   Services will be held at Angels Memorial Chapel with a Rosary on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 7 PM and a Memorial Service on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 11 AM.

   Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery in Altaville.  Donations may be made to the Calaveras County Historical Society P.O. Box 721 San Andreas, CA 95249, or your favorite charity.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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