Louis Leslie Vieira

By The Curry Coastal Pilot May 31, 2013 11:18 pm

Louis Leslie Vieira
Louis Leslie Vieira
Former Brookings resident Louis Vieira, 97, of Vancouver, Wash., died May 22, 2013, in Vancouver. 

He was born July 9, 1915, in Ceres, Calif. 

He married Patricia Baptista in 1939, in Turlock, Calif. 

The couple raised three children. Louis was an insurance executive. The family lived in California and moved to different cities as Louis was promoted.  

In 1972 Louis retired from United Pacific Insurance Company in Los Angeles. Then, he and Patricia relocated to Grants Pass. 

They moved to Brookings in 1974 where Louis was owner of Vieira Adjustment Services of Brookings. He was a member of Sydney Croft Masonic Lodge 206, and was past supreme president of UPEC, a Portuguese fraternal society. Louis was also a 30-year member of the Elks Lodge.  

After Patricia’s death in 1981, Louis moved back to California. 

He married Daphna Fernandez in 1982. After her death in 1999, Louis remained in California to care for his ill sister. 

In  2001, Louis moved to Vancouver, Wash., to be near his daughter and her family.

Survivors include his sons Tony Vieira of Gardena, Calif., Louis L. Vieira Jr. (Sue) of Apple Valley, Calif.; and daughter Kathleen Honeycutt (Theron) of Vancouver, Wash. Also surviving are three stepchildren, five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.    

A private service will be at  W.J. Ward Cemetery in Brookings where Louis will be laid to rest beside his wife Patricia. 

Dad’s last wish was to be able to dance with Mom again. He is celebrating Father’s Day with her and his heavenly Father. 

Submitted by the family.