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Louise Riker Naismith

Obituary for Louise Riker Naismith

May 11, 1955 - September 15, 2019
Media, Pennsylvania | Age 64

Obituary

Louise Riker Naismith, age 64 of Media passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2019. Beloved wife of Donald M. Naismith; dear mother of Mac, Luke and Sam Naismith; loving sister of Tracy Mannella (Lou) and Dana Riker Jackson (Tom); Sister in law of Mimi Weiss (Manny), Elizabeth Naismith (Michael) and Catherine Naismith. Daughter of the late Andrew and Anne Riker. Also survived by 6 nieces and nephews.

A 1973 graduate of Penncrest High School, Louise attended Clark University before transferring to Temple University's Tyler School of Art, graduating in 1977. Upon graduation she pursued graphic design and eventually established LARC (Louise A. Riker Creations), her own graphic design company. Louise was a recipient of the prestigious ADDY Award for her graphic design work, the 1991 ATHENA Leadership Award, and served as the first female Chair of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Her faith was very important to her. She served as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher, as well as taking on many other roles at Media Presbyterian Church. For the past ten years, Louise has been a champion for youth development as the Director of The Career Center at Penncrest High School.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Saturday September 28th at Media Presbyterian Church, 30 East Baltimore Avenue, Media PA 19063 from 10 am until 11:45 am, followed by her Funeral Service at noon. Interment at Media Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Media Presbyterian Church or AACR.

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