Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by MICHAEL EDWARDS - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   July 02, 2021

My condolences to the family. I was a new volunteer at Iowa Methodist when Louise was active there. She was the go-to person for answers and to get things done. I marvel at all did for the betterment of our community.

Posted by Linda Railey - Des Moines, IA - Acquaintance   January 22, 2021

It was an honor to know Louise Moon. She was a community leader, :outgoing ,smart , friendly and had a great impact on the many institutions she gave her leadership talents to.
I knew her best through Planned Parenthood and the
Planned Parenthood Book Sale . She was a whiz at sorting books
and managing the book sale.
My sympathies to all her loved ones.
Janet Metcalf

Posted by JANET METCALF - Urbandale, IA - Friend   January 16, 2021

On behalf of the Metropolitan Des Moines League of Women Voters, I would like to extend our membership's sympathies to the family.
Judy Dirks, Corresponding Secretary

Posted by Judy Dirks - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   January 12, 2021

Thanks and condolences to the family of Louise Moon. Thanks for her time with us and condolences for her leaving us at least in physical presence.
In the many contributions and friendships listed in the obituary, it is still impossible to consider, and perhaps even be aware of, all the contributions she made and all the friendships enjoyed.
I'm forever grateful to Louise for her roles in the founding and early successes of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, dedicated to missions of self governance that were so important to her, to the League of Women Voters, and to our democracy.
Louise was at the founding meeting on the Council on Oct. 21, 1976, and signed our articles of incorporation. I was the first executive secretary of the council serving from its founding until 2000. (from my offices at Drake University as dean and then professor in the School of Journalism). In all those years and beyond, I valued the support of Louise and her work and her friendship even more.
In reflecting on all that, I marvel how Louise accomplished so much in her friendships and in her service.
The thanks and the memories will well outweigh the condolences and grief we now deal with.
With thanks and appreciation,
Herb Strentz, Urbandale Iowa

Posted by Herb Strentz - Urbandale, IA - Friend   January 11, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I was her cosmetologist for many years wondered what had happened as I was unable to reach her for quite some time did not know that she had Alzheimer's my condolences to the family she was an amazing lady she will be very missed.

Posted by Debbie Bussanmas - Des Moines, IA - Friend   January 10, 2021

When the booksale rolled around, I would always seek out Louise. She always knew the answer to any question. When I was younger she scared me, but I grew to really appreciate her sense of humor. She was a good friend of my mothers. Cathy Webster

Posted by Catherine Webster - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   January 10, 2021

I'm so sorry to learn of Louise's passing. I volunteer at the book sale with Louise. She taught me so much. I remember when I dubbed her a 'cranky old woman'! Her response was 'damn right! I earned it'. I always enjoyed working with Loise And have missed her the past couple of years.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sharon Feeley - Des Moines, IA - Coworker   January 06, 2021