While it is possible to receive good counsel from a wide circle of family and friends, few could do it with the skill and aptitude of Louisa Aguilar. She had a true talent for helping others reach their full potential and brought out the best in those who sought her help. Louisa was a forward-looking woman whose personality was filled with empathy toward everyone she met. She could be quiet and reserved, but her style of communication was authentic and direct. An excellent communicator, Louisa was a master at using imagery when she explained her ideas and concepts. She seemed to have an endless supply of innovative concepts and strategies for how to help those around her. Her sensitivity, kindness and generous attitude made her a wonderful friend for all who knew her.
From the time she was born on June 21, 1938, Louisa showed a deep concern for others. She was a giving and caring individual, ethical and full of integrity and warmth. Louisa came into this world at home in La Puente, California. Her parents were Felix and Rosa Aguilar. Louisa was raised in La Puente, California.
Because fellowship was so important to her, Louisa promoted harmony with her sibling. She was raised with one younger brother, Peter. Louisa was something of the family diplomat. She helped to settle problems and conflicts and kept the family running smoothly.
As a young girl, Louisa interacted well with other children. She was helpful. She was an independent person who had a vivid imagination. Louisa had a number of interests in her youth. She was an active child. In her spare time she liked to watch boxing with her dad. Louisa's memorable achievements included being selected to place the crown on the Virgin Mary for May Day.
A good student who was enthusiastic about learning, Louisa was considered by many to be a high achiever. She graduated from La Puente High School in 1957. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite courses and teachers.
Able to maintain a positive focus on the potential good to be found in others, Louisa was always ready with solid advice and guidance to offer her group of friends. She was generally friendly to all who knew her, yet to some she seemed quite independent. For those who really knew Louisa, they recognized that she could be full of surprises. Louisa enjoyed a small but solid group of true friends. She would willingly support those friends when they needed it. Because of her ability to read people, she had an uncanny knack for knowing when a friend needed help. While growing up, some of her best friends were Joanie Saviola, Josie Ramirez, Leona, Lupe Higuera and Rosie Flores. Later in life, she became friends with Alice Noriaga, Mattie Bryant, Linda Granillo, Linda Alvarez, Dorothy Gautier, Tina Takemura, and so many other May Company girls.
Louisa projected a subtle but positive influence in her workplace. She was comfortable working behind the scenes to help everyone get their job done, and she worked hard at all times to help others to reach their highest potential. While her colleagues did not view her as a high-spirited type, Louisa was effective at working with others to gain acceptance for her ideas. Louisa could be a perfectionist at times, but wasn't one to seek out personal recognitions. She possessed excellent insight and a strong ability to meet schedules. She was an innovator who worked well independently, and she enjoyed the task of meeting a constant array of challenges. Her primary occupation was Credit Analyst. She was employed for over 30 years by the May Company department stores.
As an imaginative and inventive person, Louisa was comfortable showing her creative spirit. She enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Once Louisa took on a new project, she saw it through to its completion. Her favorite pursuits were reading romance novels and spending time with her loved ones. She was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.
Louisa was one who put forth her best effort in every aspect of her life, and that carried over to her participation in sports as well. Her sense of diligence inspired others and in turn drew best efforts from her teammates. In high school, Louisa played field hockey. Louisa was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list was boxing.
Louisa was a woman with clear convictions and high principles, and her faith was important to her. She was an inspiration to many people who recognized her sense of commitment and esteem for others. She was a member of St Joseph's Catholic Church in La Puente, California.
As someone who treasured harmony and quiet, Louisa accepted retirement and made the most of it. That day finally came in 2001, and Louisa was well prepared. In retirement, she found new pleasure in taking care of her niece, Madison and her nephew, Daniel.
Louisa passed away on November 2, 2009 at Citrus Valley Hospice in West Covina, CA. Louisa passed away after a brief but brave battle due to complications from the flu. She is survived by her brother, Peter; nieces, Gloria and Debbie; grand -nieces, Madison and Ysenia; grand-nephews, Felix and Daniel; Sister-in-Law, Linda and many loving cousins and godchildren. Services were held at St Joseph's Catholic Church in La Puente, California. Louisa was laid to rest in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Rowland Heights, California.
Though she could be a private person at times, Louisa was always able and willing to give of herself. She was so in tune with others that she often seemed able to read their minds. Louisa carried with her an almost mystical sense of life. She was a person who was highly original in her thinking and used metaphors and symbols to describe many aspects of her life. A poetic, intuitive "teacher", Louisa Aguilar shared herself freely and family and friends will remember Louisa for the strength of her convictions.