June 27, 1923 - May 29, 2017
Louise Spatz-Doorley, was born on June 27, 1923 to Thomas Henry and Blanche (Belanger) Strachan in Toronto, Canada. She is preceded in death by her first husband, William A Spatz in 1987, a daughter, Angel Spatz, her second husband, Frank Doorley, brothers; J. George and Frank Strachan; sisters: Claire Hoover and Teresa Mescher; and son-in-law Martin Suttle. She is survived by a brother Ronald Strachan (Nags Head, NC), sons: Thomas W (Wimberley, TX), James E. (Dayton), and William A (Santa Monica, CA) Spatz; daughters Arlene Suttle, Carla (Joe) Lakatos, Ann (Steve) Ruef, and Lauree (Bill) Lawler all of Dayton, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Louise was a well-known and respected local artist and teacher, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Summa cum Laude in 1974 from the Dayton Art Institute. She remained active in the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, Tri Arts, the Ohio Water Color Society, the West Ohio Water Color Society and others until recent years. Her work was frequently accepted into art exhibits, winning numerous awards and recognitions. Louise could explain each and every one of her mixed media paintings and sculptures, unashamed of explaining that an artist must reflect life with all its pain and glory. She was also one of the charter members of the Dayton Synchronettes, an example of her lifelong love of swimming and commitment to health through exercise, yoga, gardening and creative movement. Louise was a renaissance woman born ahead of her time. A mother of 7, a faithful Catholic, a fine artist, a swimmer, an instructor of art, yoga and dance, a singer (also known for her yodeling talents), a gardener, and a humble heart. Family will greet friends 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, June 2nd at Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Funeral Home, 820 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Centerville (Schlientz & Moore) and again from 9:00 am until time of Mass on Saturday, June 3rd at Emmanuel Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 3rd at Emmanuel Catholic Church, 149 Franklin St., Dayton. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Atha House of Kettering and Crossroads Hospice for their excellent care of mom in her last days. A true blessing. The family asks that donations be made to Crossroads Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Louise Spatz-Doorley, was born on June 27, 1923 to Thomas Henry and Blanche (Belanger) Strachan in Toronto, Canada. She is preceded in death by her first husband, William A Spatz in 1987, a daughter, Angel Spatz, her second husband, Frank Doorley,... View Obituary & Service Information
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