Sunday, October 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Louise White McNary

By
April 11, 2011 |

Longtime Woodland resident Louise White McNary passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was 82.

Born in Fresno to William A. and Pearl Hays White, she grew up in Berkeley, where she began a lifetime of playing the cello and piano, participating in youth symphonies in the Bay Area.

At UC Berkeley in 1946, she met her future husband, Don McNary, on a rooters’ train to a Cal football game in Los Angeles, the beginning of a 65-year courtship and marriage. Active in student affairs, she was ASUC Women’s Representative, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Prytenean and Delta Delta Delta sorority. A member of UC Berkeley’s class of 1950, majoring in music, she graduated as the valedictorian and commencement speaker.

Married in July 1950, she and Don lived in Berkeley, Orinda, Hillsborough and San Mateo before moving to Woodland in 1960 with five children — David, Jane, Nancy, Barbara and Patti. The family also lived in Barcelona, Spain, for two years.

Known to all as “Lou,” she was active in music — giving piano and cello lessons, helping rehearse aspiring singers for Woodland High School musical productions and local theater productions, and playing the cello with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, traveling with them to Australia and New Zealand. Recently, she donated her beloved cello, “Timothy,” to the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.

Active in the American Field Service program she and Don hosted exchange students: Osman Cagal of Turkey and Carlos Ramos of Argentina. She was an enthusiastic fan of the Cal Golden Bears and the San Francisco Giants.

A 20-year career as a special education teacher in Woodland, she taught at Beamer, Zamora and Woodland High School, where she was known by students as “Mrs. Mac” and was the adviser to the California Scholastic Federation and the cheerleading squads.

She and Don especially enjoyed traveling to their place at Lake Tahoe, as well as England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Lou volunteered for years at polling places in Woodland, and was also active in P.E.O. Chapter FI.

Don and Lou received official congratulations from President Obama last summer while celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at their place in Lake Tahoe.

She is survived by her husband, Don; her sister Jean Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas; by her children David McNary (Sharon) of Pasadena, Jane O’Meara of Berkeley, Nancy Leach (David) of Arlington, Va., Barbara Spindler (John) of San Jose, and Patti McNary of Davis; and by 10 grandchildren (April, Andrew, Will, Alex, Jennifer, Stephanie, Christopher, Willie, Jamie and Johnny).

Memorial services are pending. The family suggests donations to the McNary Scholarship Fund at the California Alumni Association, UC Berkeley.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

$18.75M grant aims to build global food security

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Return to sender: MRAP removal options go to council

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Housing First pilot project targets West Sac homeless

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

Howzat! Cricket tradition grows in Davis

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Evidentiary hearing set for man shot by CHP

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Cop witnesses car-pedestrian collision

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Safe viewing of solar eclipse planned

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Fill the Boot for the hungry

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

Crash victim ID’d as Woodland man

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

 
Guns to be discharged at police range

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

Donate used books at Co-op

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Love-life tips on ‘Heart to Heart’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Wolk sets ‘Morning with the Mayor’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Volunteers sought to chip in on parks cleanup

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

DHS ski and snowboard swap set on Nov. 9

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Quiz Master Gardeners at open house

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Firefighters on the town

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A3

Senior Computer Club hears from county official

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Celebrate origami at Davis library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Esparto home targeted in three-city pot bust

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

 
Apply by Friday for Biberstein grants

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Wolk earns perfect score from senior advocates

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

UCD celebrates 50 years of global agricultural success

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Special education information night scheduled

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A11

Be on the lookout for tagged Monarch butterflies

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A16 | Gallery

 
.

Forum

Old news disturbs the present

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Are we there yet? Yik Yakking the day away

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8

Take time to reach out for help

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

 
A bionic hand with feeling

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

Ain’t Snow Mountain high enough

By Our View | From Page: A14

 
Proposed lights harm kids

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

Teach cyclists to obey laws

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

 
Let’s take Davis’ energy future seriously

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14

Be careful cycling on Fifth

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

 
Water theater isn’t fun

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

Elect Granda to board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

 
Yes on Prop. 47: reasonable changes to curb recidivism, save money

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

No on Prop. 47: an end to safe neighborhoods, and more victims

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

 
.

Sports

Vargas emerges from crowded Aggie WR corps

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Competitive Aggies fall at No. 6/7 Montana

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils stick it to Chico, cancer

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

JV Devils fall to Franklin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
Niemi leads Sharks to win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

UCD roundup: Big crowd sees Aggies nip Guachos

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

 
Davis is a temple for fine beverages

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Arcadia Biosciences earns spot on global innovation list

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
35 employers will be at West Sac job fair

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Rob White: Building an economy on innovation

By Rob White | From Page: A6

 
.

Obituaries

Peggy Belenis Swisher

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Sadie Louise Barga

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Morgan Wheeler

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B8