Louise Whited (1943-2010)

Louise Whited passed away on Sunday, July 11 2010 at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Louise was born in Pawhuska, Oklahoma on May 28, 1943 to Joe Smith and Mary Katherine “Mitzi” Smith.

As a young woman, Louise enjoyed exploring new places, and spent time working in both Denver and the Grand Canyon areas. She later returned to Pawhuska, where she worked for some years at the Manhattan Cafe and Duncan Hotel restaurant. She married her husband of 42 years, Frank Whited, on March 20, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After a short time in Orange, Texas, they returned to Pawhuska, where she devoted herself to family. In recent years, she worked as an Avon representative and also was active on the internet.

Louise is survived by her husband Frank, son Kevin and his wife Callie, sister Sabra Trochta, brother Charles R. “Chuck” Smith, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in passing by sister Sandra Jackson and brother Joe “Brownie” Smith. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15 at 10 AM in the McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home chapel. Longtime family friend Rev. Lottie Adams Ozbun will officiate. Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

9 comments On Louise Whited (1943-2010)

  • I’ve made a donation to the ACS in her memory. I think that might be the best way to honor her.

  • Thank you! That was very sweet (and entirely unnecessary). We appreciate it!

  • I am sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • John Hutchison

    I’m so sorry, Kevin.  I know what it’s like to lose a parent.  If there’s anything I can do, give me a call.

  • Kevin, sorry to hear that. May God give you and your family peace. Blessings, Dave

  • So sorry for your loss.  My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you and your dad.  As John said, if there’s anything *I* can do, give me a call also. 

  • My sincerest condolences to you, Kevin.
    My mother died 5 years ago and I still think about her every day in fleeting moments that pop up out of nowhere. Same with my father, who passed a few years before her. I suspect it will be the same for you. In that way, those we love never really leave us.

  • How are you two doing by now? Settling back in at home?
    You both know, I’m sure, how awful last summer was for my family and me … ending with my dad’s death in September. I know the circumstances were completely different, but still, the loss of a parent is awful. My grief alternated with anger, most of the time, and once I got back home the sadness of it all rolled over me in waves, and I’ve heard from friends that this is rather common. Having so many things going on in ordinary life around here helped me get on with things … and to be thankful that my dad, who had led an amazing life, was at peace.
    Condolences, again and again, Kevin.

  • It is so sad to find out Louise has passed away. We were very close friends growing up and I have been trying to find her on the Internet. Condolences to the family.

    Eva (Trask) Noble

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