Louise Hummel passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Arlington. Funeral: Requiem Mass at noon Monday, Dec. 3, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 3900 Scruggs Drive, North Richland Hills. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Louise was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Charleston, Ill., to Benjamin Schneider and Edith Barraclough Schneider. She worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines prior to getting married. Louise was a very accomplished watercolor and commercial artist. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Hummel Jr.; son, Steven Hummel; and daughter, Deborah Olson. Survivors: Son, Tracy Hummel; and granddaughter, Brooke Michie.

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  1. It was fun going to Louise’s home away from home at Lake Palestine. There were many memorable fun times sharing food, fellowship, and laughter with her, Tracy, Deb and Larry. Louise always liked wolves, so I’d think of her whenever I saw a sweatshirt with a wolf on it. She loved animals and there were always dogs and cats around. One time when we were going on a boat ride at Lake Palestine, we both chuckled with Tracy FIRST carried the dog on board and then turned to assist me onto the boat! As her memory started to cloud, Tracy still wanted to have her feel a part of things. Louise accompanied us on an outing to see BRIGADOON (Tracy knew that was my favorite play!) and out to dinner afterwards. Even though her ability to communicate and to be understood had declined, she still had that sweet smile and loved being with her son. I recall concerts we three attended. One Christmas Louise and Tracy gave me a poster of an American Airlines ad from way back that had a res agent on it. Since I’m an AA retiree, we shared a love for AA. Louise will be missed, and I treasure the precious memories. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven. I can hardly wait to see what paintings you’ve been working on up there. Rest in peace. God bless you.

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