Louisa Mesa Krebs, was called by her heavenly Father on February 15, 2010 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Lou was born in Ft. Stockton, TX, on June 21, 1922, to Francisco and Dolores (Urquidi) Mesa. She spent her childhood years in Ft. Stockton and moved to Las Cruces, where she graduated from Las Cruces High School and New Mexico A & M University. Upon completion of her degree, she relocated to the state of South Dakota in search of "change and adventure." After teaching assignments in Tripp, SD and Sturgis, SD she met and married Ernest Krebs and moved to Rapid City, where she enjoyed her her greatest passions: her son, Frank and over thirty years as a home economics educator.
Louisa is survived by two brothers, Frank Mesa, of Las Cruces and Henry Mesa, of El Paso, TX; two sisters, Eva Avalos and Ophelia Chavez, both of Las Cruces; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Whalen, Mary Lou Poloncic and Phyllis Krebs, all of Rapid City; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a very special family community of neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 1991, her son Frank in 1990 and a brother, Will.
Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2010 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City.
Burial will follow in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established for Blessed Sacrament Church and the Rapid City Catholic Schools.
Arrangements are under the direction of Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City. Her online guestbook is available at www.OsheimSchmidt.com
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on February 19, 2010