Ms. Louise A. Nyce, a retired librarian, passed December 9, 2019 from dementia complications in the presence of loved ones. She was 90.
Louise was born in North Hampton, PA. She attended Kuntztown Univ earning a BS in Education and Syracuse Univ, earning a MA in Library Science.
Louise was the consummate librarian, loyal friend and family supporter. She read vociferously and directed Libraries the majority of her life. She served 12 years as librarian, Boyertown, PA school system and more than 33 years as Librarian in various command positions for the US Army. She retired as Director, Pentagon Library. She held assignments in France, Thailand, Japan and USA. She served on numerous Federal Librarian committees including Vice Chair of the Federal Libraries and Information Center (FLICC) Executive Board and received the1994 Federal Librarian's Achievement Award.
An ardent supporter of the arts, Louise loved opera, ballet and theatre. She was a wine connoisseur, cat lover, and traveler extraordinaire. A true intellectual who espoused a philosophy of expectations, she was fiercely independent, a researcher personified and a generous benefactor.
She was preceded in passing by sister Ardath and is survived by brother Leon, nephew John, niece Tara and one great niece Willa and two great nephews Corey and Graham.
Her ashes will be distributed in Paris, where she worked 3 years, Monterey, CA and the family plot in Allentown, PA.
A celebration of her life will be held in the spring at a private family ceremony. Locally, a memorial luncheon will be held at Tempo Restaurant in Alexandria, VA on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. If Interested in attending please call 703- 370-7900 for reservations by January 10, 2020.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your local library or just read a book.