Louise Shadduck

Here We Have Idaho

You’ve heard of the wonders our land does possess,
It’s beautiful valleys and hills,
The majestic forests where nature abounds,
We love every nook and rill.

And here we have Idaho,
Winning her way to fame.
Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
and romance lies in her name.
Singing, we’re singing of you,
Ah, proudly too,
All our lives thru, we’ll go
Singing, singing of you,
Singing of Idaho.

There’s truly one state in this great land of ours
Where ideals can be realized.
The pioneers made it so for you and me,
A legacy we’ll always prize.


Louise M. Shadduck


October 14, 1915 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


May 4, 2008 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


First Presbyterian Church Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Monday, May 12, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.


Rev. Mike Bullard

Louise’s father, L.C. Shadduck
Louise with her two younger brothers, Glenn and Les, in front of the family dairy truck.
High School Graduation
Right to left, back row: Avery, Orville, Harvey, Marvin, Louise, L.C., Louise's dad, Glen, Mary, Louise's mother and Lester.
Family (Parents 50th wedding anniversary.)
"Little" Grandma 90th birthday in Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
Louise used her creative artistic skills to paint the state of Idaho on her office wall.
Coeur d’Alene Art Club
Louise in front of family home and dairy
Louise was an author and coupled her skills with her love of Idaho to write several books. “Andy Little Idaho Sheep King” was her first. She also wrote “Rodeo”, “At the edge of the Ice”, “Doctors with Buggies, Snowshoes and Planes”, and the “The house that Victor Built” which was published at the time of her death. She has written many articles and contributed to many books as well.

Louise was a great fund raiser. She was the captain of the Boise Hospital campaign in the governor’s office. Louise is receiving the governor’s check for the hospital fund. The CDA Library and hospital were just two of her efforts that she really felt good about.

Seated Gov. C. A. Robins, Standing N.P. Nielson, State Auditor and Louise Shadduck, Secretary to the Governor.
Grand Marshall, 4th of July parade. Louise had a great love for children and they loved her as well.
President Eisenhower
Chief JusticeEarl Warren,San Francisco 1956
Senator Herman Welker, Louise Shadduck, President Nixon, Governor Smilie
Pat Nixon & Louise
Governor Smilie
Walter Mondale, VP of USA. and Frank Church
Governor Otter (close friend)
Idaho US Senator Jim McClure, President Reagan, Louise, Idaho US Senator Steve Symms
Vincent Price
Actor Many Maton (filming a picture in Idaho)
Louise Served on China Task Force.
Lady Baden-Powell, England, chief of the Girl Guides of the World, widow of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of scouting.
Alva Greene, manager Boise JC Penny Co. store & Eagle Scout. One of the many Idaho scouts who contributed help to the Idaho Jamboree.
Governor Dan Evans of Washington, Governor Don Samuelson of Idaho briefed by Secretary of Commerce and Development Louise Shadduck at XII World Jamboree of Boy Scouts at Farragut State Park, Idaho - 1967
George Magar Mardikian from San Francisco. Great contributor to the B.S.A.

From the Collection of Kathryn Hunt

The “Nifty Nine” went through school together — from first grade to their Coeur d’Alene High School graduation in 1933.

Front row, Left to Right:
Louise Shadduck – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Rosalea Sanderson Elder Moore – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Kathleen Tendall O’Neil – Eugene, OR
Back row, Left to Right:
Maxine Eastburn Wilson – Salt Lake City, UT
Marabel Edmonds Rodell – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Irene Wilson Schroeder – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Gretchen Woodcock Strawn – Boise, ID
Mildred Egbers Koper – Cornwall, PA
Victoria Scott Seeley – Boise, ID

Women of today’s fast paced world have wistfully shared with me their admiration of the nine listed above and of the lifetime bond that they shared. How wonderful to have eight friends to travel the journey of life — from the first grade to the gates of heaven!

The stories of times that they shared are too numerous and varied to include them all here. I was told often of their daily walks to and from school. (The Coeur d’Alene Junior High School and the Coeur d’Alene Senior High School were located on 7th Street on the site of the current G. 0. Phippeny Park.) The girl who lived the greatest distance from school (Vicky Scott) would walk to the home of the next girl (Mildred Egbers) and they would stop by my mother’s home (Marabel Edmonds) to collect her. On they would go, as the group grew in size, until they reached the school. Louise Shadduck came from her family farm north of town, (Shadduck Lane in Dalton Gardens) and so she was exempt from this ritual. In the evening the group would again gather for the return walk home.

Maxine, Middy, Rosalea, Louise, Gretchen, Kathleen, Irene, Vicky, Marabel… those names are a litany for me. They create many a remembrance of joys and sorrows shared through the years. How sad for us that they are no longer with us, but how wonderful for them that they now are all together forever — with no time or distance between them. No more long distance telephone charges!

Most proud and fortunate Daughter of Marabel Edmonds Rodell,
Kathryn Rodell Hunt

Louise, Butch, Lola, Dirk & Pat