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Louise Tyler Meiling

June 29, 1925 - February 4, 2013

A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 8, at Waterloo Chapel in Waterloo.

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Louise Meiling, 87, of Sweet Home passed away Monday due to age-related causes. She was born to Roy and Helen (Kirk) Tyler in Willamina. The family moved to the Mountain Home area where Louise graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1943. Louise attended Oregon College of Education (now WOU) in Monmouth. During her college summers, she worked at Camp Adair serving World War II troops.

Louise married Ralph August Meiling, August 10, 1947 in Lebanon after he returned from WWII service overseas. Louise and Ralph were married almost 60 years when he passed away in May of 2007.

Louise was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her deep love for God and His word along with her desire to live a godly life continues to be inspiration for her family. Louise was a gifted teacher and loved teaching children. She taught elementary school most of her adult life before retiring from Sweet Home School District in 1984. Louise taught at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sweet Home for 22 years.

She loved gardening of all kinds, sewing, and caring for her family. There was no project too complicated for Louise to tackle.

Lousie is survived by: her sister, Mary Tyler Nelson; daughters, Sally Meiling Lewin and husband Stan of Keizer, Linda Meiling VavRosky and husband Mike of Juliaetta, Idaho, and daughter-in-law Denise Walters Meiling of Missouri and husband Paul; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ralph; son, Paul; parents, Roy and Helen; brothers, Edward, Loten, Everett, and Sam Tyler; sisters, Elma Tyler Stewart, Inez Tyler, Cora Tyler Cantrell, Mildred Tyler Henkle, and Rosalie Tyler.

A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 8, at Waterloo Chapel in Waterloo.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.