Services for Louise Nichols Castle, 95, former teacher at Exeter Union High School will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 16 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Visalia. She died on July 9 in Selma.
She was born to Cecil and Ambrose Nichols on June 21, 1909 in Omaha, Neb. She grew up in Corvalis, Ore. and attended Oregon State University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. After graduation in 1931, she taught three years at Gonzalves High School. She then worked as a home demonstration agent with the University of California Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1938 she married Clayton Castle and settled in Lindsay to raise a family. She returned to teaching in 1957, taking a job at EUHS. In 1961, Clayton and Louise moved to Porterville. Louise was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Pierian Reading Club, California Retired Teachers Association and the First United Methodist Church of Lindsay and Porterville. Clayton, a superintendent of Lindsay Unified School District and school administrator in Porterville, died in 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Seastrom and her husband, Greg; a son, Nick Castle and his wife, Karen; grandson, Eric Seastrom and his wife, Trisha Kame; granddaughters, Joan Raney and her husband, Tim, Holly McCloskey and her husband, Forrest, Heidi Steinke and her husband, Paul, Stephanie Castle and Ginger Castle; four great-grandchildren, Lucas Seastrom, Caroline Raney, Thomas Raney and Mark Raney.
Donations in her memory may be made to Bethel Lutheran Home, 2280 Dockery Ave., Selma, CA 93662. Online condolences may be made to www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel.