Louise Shirley Cronemeyer, wife of Walter Curtis Cronemeyer Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, entered into rest on June 29, 2014, at the age of 82. She was in her home surrounded by her loved ones in Winslow, Ariz.
Louise was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Standing Rock, N.M., into Sleeping Rock People Clan for the Salt People Clan. She was a beautiful, strong and compassionate woman that raised nine children on her own after the death of her husband in 1972. She loved sewing, watching her war and western movies, and seeing all her grandchildren.
Louise leaves behind a sister, Eleanor Spires and seven children; Terri (Arnold) Sazue of Lower Brule, S.D., Patricia (Walter) Sprengeler, Yvonne Cronemeyer, Kathleen (Mark) Dragoo, Ronald Cronemeyer, Donald (Cindy) Cronemeyer & Robert (Vickie) Cronemeyer all of Winslow, Ariz.
She also leaves behind 25 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Annie Shirley; husband Walter Cronemeyer Sr.; sisters, Elizabeth Bowman, Ida Hale and Sarah Murphy; brothers, Albert, Milton, Wayne, Herman, Elton, Melford, Benjamin, Dennis and Benson Shirley; sons, Walter Cronemeyer Jr. and Lynn Cronemeyer; granddaughter, Raedawn Cronemeyer and great granddaughter, Deja Sazue.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.