Louise Beran Petters went to be with the Lord, January 6, 2021. She was born September 10, 1934, at home, to Morise and Katie Beran in Eastgate, Texas.
After she graduated from Dayton High School in 1951, she left the farm in Eastgate and moved to the big city of Houston, Texas to begin her lifelong career in the mortgage industry. Her career began at John S. Dunn, as a file clerk. John S. Dunn later became Mortgage & Trust and then sold to Mellon Mortgage, where she retired as Vice President after 40 years of service with the same company.
In 1957, she married William (Billy) Petters at Sacred Heart Church in Crosby, TX where they remain members for over 60 years. While living and working in Houston, she gave birth to twins, Melinda and Michael. She only had 3 weeks of maternity leave, so she left the babies with her Mother during the week while she and Bill worked. They returned to the farm on the weekends to care for and nurture their babies.
Louise was known as a hardworking soul by everyone she knew. While working in Houston, she would return to the farm on her vacation and help the family pick cotton. Once her children were older, she was involved in many school activities and she served on the Sacred Heart School board for many years.
Upon her retirement, Louise continued to stay busy by volunteering at the Crosby schools her grandchildren attended. She would help teachers with anything from cutting out pictures to popping popcorn on Fridays. During the last few years of her volunteering, you could find her in the library at Barrett Primary. Her volunteer service did not go unnoticed, as she was awarded Volunteer of the Year and the 2000-2001 Barrett Primary Yearbook was dedicated in her honor.
In addition to her volunteering with the school, she also volunteered at Churches United in Caring and Crosby Community Center where she was recognized many times for her outstanding service as a volunteer.
Louise loved her family; she was a devoted Nanaw to all her grandchildren. She never missed any of their activities whether it be sports, plays, award ceremonies, or book fairs. In the summer, her and Papaw would load up ALL the family and they took many memorable trips with their children and grandchildren. Louise loved to read. After she retires, she loved watching the Astros and the Rockets. She began scrapbooking and spent many hours making all her children and grandchildren their own books. Louise also enjoyed going to the casino with family, friends, and grandchildren. Louise was a spunky white-haired lady before suffering a stroke 5 years ago which prevented her from continuing her volunteer service. Louise was preceded in death by her son Jason Paul Petters, son-in-law Michael Davenport., her parents, and her baby sister Betty Jane Beran. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, William (Billy) Petters, son Michael Petters, daughter and son-in-law Melinda and Les Arwine, daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Ronnie Ellender, all of Crosby, Texas. Grandchildren Rhonda Barrett, Bob Ellender, Lindy Ellender Trahan, Amy Ellender, Matthew Petters, Damian Petters, Taylor Arwine, and McKayla Petters. Great Grandchildren Ryker Petters, Riley and Tori Barrett, William and Aurora Arwine, Blaine Ellender, and Trevor Trahan. She is also survived by her three younger sisters Kay Bray, Margaret Gallagher and MaryAnn Merritt, and many more extended family and friends.
She will be truly missed by the Crosby community she dearly loved.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sacred Heart Church 915 Runnenburg Rd. Crosby, TX or Churches United in Caring PO BOX 690 Crosby, Texas.
Honoring the Family as Pallbearers are Bob Ellender, Matthew Petters, Taylor Arwine, Damian Petters, Jared Barrett, and Joey Trahan.
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