Mary Louise Aguirre
Mary Louise Aguirre died at her home in Mountain Home on March 27, 2009 at the age of 56. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on April 2, 2009 at Our Lady of Good Council in Mtn. Home. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Mary Louise was born in Boise, on December 26, 1952, to Jimmie and Miren Aguirre, along with siblings Lydia and Jimmy. Mary Louise grew up on a ranch in Mtn Home, and was active in many different sports. She graduated from Mtn Home High in 1971, and attended University of Idaho for two years before switching to Boise State University where she obtained a B.A. in accounting.
Mary Louise loved to travel and enjoyed any social activity that had lots of laughter involved. She loved a good joke, both in telling them and hearing them. Growing up she was very active in swimming, tennis, golf, skiing and was an Oinkari Basque dancer for many years. She went to college by working hard as a lifeguard at various pools, and worked her way through college by working various jobs while studying hard. Mary Louise enjoyed her trip to Spain in 1973 where she connected with many relatives from both sides of the family. She was able to visit France and Portugal while on that trip. She also enjoyed driving her father to many World War II reunions, which were held throughout the country. She stayed in touch with the WWII veterans and their families and became fascinated with what occurred in that war and their reminiscing from these infantrymen days.
After college, Mary Louise began using her degree by working as an accountant for Morrison Knudson, and later for the City of Boise.
Mary Louise was married to Richard Navarro for several years and they made their home in Meridian, the couple later divorced. After several years she moved back to her hometown of Mtn. Home.
Mary Louise is survived by her sister, Lydia, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Jimmie and Miren and her brother Jimmy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Euskal Ladunak, Basque Association, P.O. Box 88, Mtn Home, ID 83647.