DOWNEY -- Louise Eva Skinner Willick passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 11. Age 95, she died of natural causes at Vistas Assisted Living Facility in Redding, Calif.
Louise was born April 7, 1922 to James Frances Skinner and Eva Mae Skinner of Sacramento and Los Angeles. She grew up in the Los Angeles area with one older sister, Inez Ellen Skinner and a younger brother, Elmer Okerson.
Louise worked for a defense company during WWII building military airplanes. She also volunteered at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey as an aide helping patients with their grooming as a beautician for many years during the 1960’s. She worked full time for over 35 years as a real estate agent in Downey until her retirement in 2000.
She was married in 1945 to Edward Lee Willick of Downey for over 61 years until his passing in 2006 at age 88. They made their home in Downey for over 44 years. Edward was the prominent owner of Willick Engineering (building industrial x-ray machines) located in Los Angeles for over 45 years.
Louise was a devoted mother to her only child, Ronald Lee Willick born in 1948. She is survived by her son, Ronald Lee and daughter in-law of 49 years, Marilyn Granger Willick of Redding, California.
She had five grandchildren, Ryan Lee Willick of El Dorado Hills, California, Christopher Michael Willick of Santa Cruz, California, Grant Matthew Willick of Redding, California, Brooke Elizabeth Willick Vaughn of Elbert, Colorado, Kristen Nicole Willick of Reno, Nevada and 11 great-grandchildren, Alexis Willick, Gavin Willick, Chloe Willick, Brayden Willick, Nathan Willick, Lillyan Willick, Elijah Vaughn, Savannah Vaughn, Cannon Vaughn, Mandelyn Vaughn and Scarlet Boyles.
A private service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, where she will rest with her husband, Edward Willick.In lieu of flowers, please donate to the A.S.P.C.A. in Louise’s honor per her wishes.