Burlington Hawk-Eye Feb. 12,1997
Louise Pauline Pickard, 51, of Salem, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, where she had been a patient since Dec. 4.
Born Dec. 14, 1945, at Fairfield, she was the daughter of Harold and Helen Watson Syfert. She married Richard Pickard on June 14, 1964.
Mrs. Pickard and her husband lived on the family farm south of Mount Pleasant for 33 years, drove a school bus for Mount Pleasant School District for 33 years and was the first woman driver for Midwest Old Tresher Bus. She was a member of Salem Friends Church, where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and baking wedding and birthday cakes.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Kevin of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Tina Bricker of Fairfield; one grandson; her parents of Hillsboro; and two brothers, Doyle and Carroll, both of Salem.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at Beatty Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral for Mrs. Pickard will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem Friends Church, with the Rev. Tom Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Salem East Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Salem Friends Church.
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