Louise was born Oct. 13, 1926, to Ramus Le Grand Neilson and Afton Philinda Prescott Neilson, in Frances, Utah, the oldest of seven children. She moved with her family to Kent, Washington, in 1942 and graduated from Kent High School in 1944. She attended Brigham Young University between 1944 and 1950, receiving a BA in Education. After graduation, she began teaching Elementary School in Seattle.
Louise met Edward McDonald Fillerup from Lovell, Wyoming, at a Stake Dance. They were married April 1, 1953, in the Salt Lake Temple and were blessed with four children. Louise spent her time raising her children, teaching school for 25 years and being a wonderful homemaker. She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings and capacities. Edward and Louise served a mission in Manhattan, New York, from 1991–93 and shortly after moved to Grantsville, Utah, in 1994.
Louise built lifelong friendships with the sisters in her community. She loved to stay busy knitting, quilting, tatting, crocheting, gardening and homemaking. She loved studying many subjects, especially history. She traveled the world including Israel, China, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Europe, Panama, Mexico and many parts of the United States.
Louise will be missed by all who were touched by her sweet spirit. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie, and son, Brent. She is survived by children, Grace (Steve) True, Craig (RoquesAnn) Fillerup, and Julie Fillerup; grandchildren Stacy, Alicia, David, Natalie, Christopher, Rachael and Sarah; and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the Grantsville 5th Ward, 115 E. Cherry St., on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. with viewing at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment following at the Grantsville City Cemetery.