Louisa McNulty

Louisa McNulty

August 23, 1924 to February 9, 2012

Louisa, a long time resident of SeaTac, WA passed away peacefully. Louisa was born in San Antonio,Texas to Luis and Modesta Martinez. She traveled to Seattle as a young woman to work as an electrician for Boeing. Louisa and Ernest McNulty, the love of her life, married in 1945. Together they built their home in the 1940s. They had two children, Linda and Aaron. Louisa enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening. She became a very active leader of a large Girl Scout troop. Louisa shared her love of singing, crafts, outdoor cooking, travel, public speaking, and her appreciation of the arts with these young girls.

As an adult learner, Louisa graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Education degree.  She had 21 happy years teaching Mt. Vernon elementary school children, retiring at age 68.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Ernest; her son, Aaron; her brothers and their wives, Manuel (Dela) Martinez and Ambrosio (Clara) Martinez; her brother-in-law, William McNulty, sister-in-law, Helen Williams, brother-in-law, Charles Williams, plus her nieces Irene, Rebecca, Marilyn; and nephews Jesse Jr., and Rolando. Louisa is survived by her daughter, Linda (Rich) O’Brien, her daughter-in-law, Kay(Steve) Patterson, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews.

Louisa was passionate about learning. She loved to read about currant scientific discoveries. She had a command of both English and Spanish languages. She helped many children who needed warm coats or dentistry. On many occasions she gave bicycles for rewards in reading. She will be remembered for her great generosity to her family and her students, and their families. She was valued for the good advice she gave and admired for her accomplishments which were advanced for the time.

We will all remember and miss you, Mom.

5 Responses to “Louisa McNulty”

  • Rebecca Rosette and Family Tia Lala's granddaughter in Houston, TX says:

    Blessings to all of you. Tia Louisa was a beautiful soul. My grandmother cherishes her memories of her brothers and sisters growing up in San Antonio, TX. She is very proud of her younger sister Louisa’s life accomplishments. I know that they will be reunitied one day in heaven. I too have fond memories of a visit to Seatle when I was a child and our visit with Tia and uncle Ernie. I remember Tia was so wise and kind. May you all have comfort and peace knowing she is with our Lord.

  • Maureen Young Strasser says:

    Mrs. McNulty was my girl scout leader and I remember many interesting craft projects we did. I still have a basket I wove in our troop. As a mother and grandmother, I have an increased appreciation for all the time she gave to us when we were girls.

  • Dear Linda,
    It’s so hard to lose a Mom! Believe me, I know having lost mine in 1997. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs, Judy

  • Judy Huntington Jewell says:

    Dear Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother. She was such a special lady. I can remember listening very attentively as she spoke. I was impressed by her wit and jovial spirit. She left footprints upon my heart and I will never forget her. Love you, Judy

  • Janet West says:

    Dear Linda,
    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I too have lost my Mother after a long illness. Mothers just have a specal place in our hearts. I’m sure your dearest Mother will always bring you wonderful memories.

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