DURHAM, N.C. - Mrs. Louise Murray Keir, 94, of Crosdaile Village, Durham, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2006.
She was born in Durham, August 25, 1911, daughter of William Gutherie Murray and Lila Elizabeth Workman. She was educated in the Durham public schools, a 1929 graduate of Durham High School and advanced studies at both Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry (1985) whom she married in 1943. She is also preceded in death by her loving sister Clara Murray Vaughan (2004).
Louise worked 43 years at Duke University with the last 23 years for Dr. Martin Black, Professor Economics and Business, and retired in 1983.
Louise and Henry raised two surviving sons, Richard (Jennifer S.) Keir of Greenville, S.C. and Douglas (DeDe C.) Keir of Thomson, GA. Additionally surviving are also three granddaughters, Barclay A. Keir, Raleigh, N.C., Kendall P. Keir, Charleston, S.C. and Caroline Keir (Stephen) Clark, Cornelius, N.C. and one great-grandson, Wynton Joshua Clark.
Louise was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, Durham, where she served as an elder and two terms as a deacon and was active on numerous committees throughout her life.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Crosdaile Village, Durham, at 2 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2006, where Dr. Joseph Harvard will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration to: MRMC Foundation/Health Link.