Santa Paula Times


November 07, 2012

Eleanor Louise Gooding

March 19, 1923-October 3, 2012

Louise Gooding, as she was known by her friends and family, passed away after a short illness on October 3, 2012.
Louise was born on March 19, 1923 to Eleanor Louise Gooding and John Cook Gooding. Louise called Santa Paula and the Gooding Ranch her home. She also made her way around the nation, sharing her incredible knowledge.

Louise asked that her obituary be kept very short. There is much to say about Louise, but to honor her wishes it is enough to say that Louise made a difference in this world.

Louise is survived only by her brother Bud’s family and her many friends and admirers.

There will be a small celebration of Louise’s life in the future, with invitations to be announced or delivered.

If you would like to remember Louise, please consider a donation to one of her favorite charities – Blanchard Community Library, Ventura County Museum of History and Art, National Search and Rescue Dogs, or the Ojai Music Festival.