Louise Lela Tindol McCown, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008.

She was born Sept. 25, 1923 to Ben and Margaret Murphy Tindol in Mikeska, Live Oak County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Benedict; and grandson, Brady McCown.

After graduation from George West High School, Louise moved to Corpus Christi where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was an active member in the community as well as a member of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Catholic Church. She enjoyed being a member of the Northwest Senior Center where she held numerous officer positions and was a member of the senior softball team. She was crowned the Northwest Senior Center Valentine Queen in 2000.

She is survived by two sons, Harold B. (Carolyn) McCown of Mathis, and James R. (Linda) McCown of Corpus Christi; eight grandchildren, Terry Wayne (Debbie) McCown, James (Sylvia) McCown II, Kevin McCown, Crystal (Chad) Keys, Kimberly McCown, Keri Hill and Lonnie (Danielle) Triplet; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Morgan Rowsome as celebrant. Interment followed at St. Patrick Cemetery in San Patricio.

Pallbearers were John Thomas McCumber, Travis Tindol, Gary Tindol, Michael McCown, Terry McCown, James McCown II, Terry Wayne McCown II and Kevin McCown.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home