Louise, Tomila

October 27, 2005

Rev. Tomila Joanna C. Louise, 77, of North Truro, Mass., died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2005) at Epoch Sr. Health Care Center, Brewster, Mass. She served in the Air Force from 1952-56. A 1949 graduate of Liberty Benton High School, she graduated from Findlay College in 1957 and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1962 from Boston University School of Theology. Rev. Louise served many churches including Weston United Methodist Church, as well as churches in Massachusetts and Maine, retiring in 1976. Following her retirement, she continued to be active in church ministry. In Nicaragua she painted religious murals; and she also was active in Native American ministries; and was a volunteer and past director of UNICEF Maine office. She also was active in children's church camping. She was born in Orlando, Fla. and raised in Findlay. Surviving are a son, Peter Lunn, Bowling Green; two daughters, Chrystina Lunn-Gilgeous, Silver Spring, Md.; and Anna Laws, Ludlow, Ky.; a brother, Eugene Lunn of Ohio; her former wife, Helen Dukes, Bowling Green; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 333 East 38th St., New York, N.Y. 10016, Attn.: Karla Coello, Tribute Memorial Fund; or Eastham United Methodist Church, Nicaragua Fund, Route 6, Eastham, Mass. Arrangements are being handled by Morris and O'Connor Funeral Home, South Yarmouth, Mass. -- Notice of Service, added 11/8/05 -- A CREATIVE CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE LIFE OF THE REVEREND TOMILA C. LOUISE To be held at Camp Mechuwana, Winthrop ME Saturday, November 26, 2005, 10 am to 1 pm, DO NOT DRESS UP! We will celebrate Tomila's life among us with the crafts she so dearly loved and taught. We will decorate Ukranian Eggs, carve soap, draw and paint, and other crafts you might think of or bring. We will talk about the things she taught us, about the teepee always on top of her car, the Native American stories she told, the grace that filled her life of service. Many of you were her colleagues, many more her campers, so come and share your memories with one another. If you need accommodations for Friday night, the camp has room available. Please contact Carol at 207-377-2924 or mechuwana@gwi.net to save a space. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, pillow and towels with you, it is camp after all. Breakfast will be provided, but bring your Thanksgiving leftovers as a pot luck to share for lunch. (If you have food questions, contact Graham DeCoster at sudeeg58@aol.com or 207-833-5582 If you have crafts you made with Tomila, please bring them for display. There will be a display of banners she left with Mechuwana.