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Louise Gatrell Nold

May 16, 2014

Louise Gatrell Nold, 99, of Hamilton, Va., passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Born June 23, 1914, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late J. William Gatrell Sr. and Louisa I. Hanshew Gatrell.

After graduation from Martinsburg High School, she attended Shepherd College and graduated with a BA in 1935. She worked in the family apple orchard business, the Rothwell-Gatrell Fruit Company, as an accountant. In 1941, she married Truman B. Nold and settled in Falls Church, Va. During World War II, she volunteered with the Emergency Medical Service of the Motor Corp of the American Red Cross and as an observer with the U.S. Army Aircraft Warning Service in Fairfax County, Va. She and Truman continued living in Fairfax County until they moved to Winchester, Va in 1960. During that time, she was a member of the Women’s Civic League and a volunteer with the Winchester Hospital, in addition to raising her three daughters. She moved to Hamilton in 2005.

Surviving are her daughters, Barbara L. Jarvis (husband Destry), of Hamilton and Ethel I. Newell (husband Robert), of Portola Valley, Calif.; son-in-law, Ron Williamson, of Ashton, Md.; five grandchildren, Quint Newell, Jennifer Jarvis, David Newell, Joshua Jarvis and Matthew Newell; seven (with eighth on the way) great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Linden Nold, of Wathena, Kan.; niece, Judy Bowers, of Hagerstown, Md.; nephew, Jacob W. Gatrell III, of Ocean Pines, Md.; and many other nephews and nieces that respected and admired her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman; one daughter, Annett Nold (married to Ron Williamson); two sisters; and two brothers.

Louise will be fondly remembered as a woman with a spirited wit who baked the best apple pies in America.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcellville, Va., with the Rev. Jessica McClure Archer officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Green Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Friends of the Loudoun County Adult Day Centers, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville, VA 20132 or the Capital Caring Hospice Services, Resource Development Dept., 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com