BREMERTON, Wash.—Louise Scholes, former pastor’s wife and gifted speaker, died on Oct. 15, 2010. She was 93.
Louise accepted Christ at a Billy Sunday evangelistic rally, later attended Moody Bible Institute, met and married Harold Scholes, and started out in the ministry as a mother and pastor’s wife. She and Harold had great impact on GARBC churches, especially in the Northwest. Harold, who completed several terms on the GARBC Council of Fourteen (now Eighteen), ministered in churches for 50 years, pastoring Campus Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa; Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, Los Angeles, Calif.; Gatewood Baptist Church, Seattle, Wash.; Grandview Park Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa; and Jericho Road Baptist Church, La Mesa, Calif. He served for 12 years in interim pastorates after he retired.
Louise was noted for her outstanding ability to speak to women using her Aunt Fanny persona to create laughter and make powerful, practical points. She was a lifelong learner and student of the Bible, continuing to memorize Scripture to the end. Most noted was her commitment to prayer for her family, the church folks she served, and people she met through other avenues of contact.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on April 14, 1995.
She is survived by two children, Lee and Joy; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.