Louise R. Gillen

November 8, 1925 - November 23, 2002

11/08/1925 - 11/23/2002

Past Services

Monday November 25, 2002
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Newport News
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Tuesday November 26, 2002
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton, VA
Tuesday November 26, 2002
11:00 am
First United Methodist Church
200 West 5th Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Louise R. Gillen
Newport News,
Louise R. Gillen, 77, entered into rest on Saturday Nov. 23, 2002. She was born in Garner, North Carolina and was a Peninsula resident for 60 years. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She retired from the civil service at Langley Air Force Base in 1990. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hampton, she had served as a Sunday school teacher, and had been active in the United Methodist Women. She was a former board member of the YMCA.
She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Gillen, Sr. in 1960.
She is survived by a son John B. Gillen, Jr. of Riverside, CA; three daughters, Judi Ackerman and her husband Edward of Gloucester, VA, Bonnie Garin of Reston, VA; and Betty Aldred and her husband David of Williamsburg, VA; two brothers, Douglas Baugh of Clayton, N.C., and Cecil Baugh of Hampton, VA; as well as three grandchildren, Amanda Aldred of Reston, VA, and Elizabeth Gillen and Patrick Gillen, both of Riverside, CA.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7:00 to 8:30 at Altmeyer Funeral Home in Newport News.
Funeral services will be conducted at First United Methodist Church at 11:00am Tuesday Novemeber 26, 2002. Burial in Hampton National Cemetery will follow.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Congregational Care Ministry of First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Queen Street, Hampton, VA 23669.

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Elizabeth Gillen
7 years ago

Dear Granny,

It’s hard to believe you are not with us anymore. I really wish we could have gotten to know each other better.I will really miss you.

your granddaughter,


Patrick Gillen
7 years ago

I didn’t know you well, Granny, but I could tell you were a great person. I’m just sorry didn’t get to know you better. I’ll miss you.

Sunshine Oxendine
7 years ago

I have been a nurse for 15 years, and in that time it has not been often that I have fallen in love with a patient. I loved Ms. Gillen. She was an incredible lady with a wonderful sense of humor. It was so good for me to see you girls be there with her 24/7, caring for her and advocating for her, and loving her. I have seen so many people die alone. That you were always with her is a testiment to your integrity and love. I am thankful that I was able to be witness to that. I am thankful that I was able to share a little bit in your love for her. I am hoping that I will be able to do for my mama what you have done for yours.

Be well, all of you, and do not let go of your ability laugh. Laughter is part of what made your mother’s final days so beautiful.