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Louise Hendrix

October 23, 1934 — November 2, 2022

Louise Hendrix, 88 of Sapphire, NC/Vero Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022.

 Louise was born the fourth of six siblings in Bernsdorf, Germany in 1934 and spent most of her childhood and school days in Gera, Germany. She grew up with Christian values that her parents have conveyed to her. In February 1945 Louise stayed with 3 siblings for a visit at her grandma's in Bernsdorf (it was standard procedure in this times to send children to their grandparents to the countryside).

As the events of war were coming closer it was decided that in order to escape the risk it was better for the children to return home to Gera. On this way they passed Dresden just on Febrary 13 to 14 when the devastating night-time bombing took place. Only with luck and the help of their Aunt Inge, Louise and the other siblings survived and returned to Bernsdorf safely. After completing school, she spent 1 year and 5 months as a domestic helper in a nunnery in Erfurt, Germany. 

October 1951-1955: graduated as registered nurse, college in Gera - working as a nurse in the hospital of Gera - nurse at the Charite University hospital in Berlin

1955/56 and following: she moved from the eastern part of Germany to the West, and later to Morges (Lake Geneva)/ Switzerland where she worked as a private nurse for an older couple-she changed to a French family within Switzerland and together with this family she moved to Cap Ferrat /France and finally to Florida in 1958.

She became a United States Citizen in 1977. She loved and was passionate about this country and the freedoms we Americans have.

She was multi-talented in all types of artistry    her
creative talents were unmatched. Ideas and creations were always works of art! There 1was always a "project" underway.

Her biggest love was that of her family. She was "Granma" to all that knew her, as she was the most loving, caring and giving mother to all!

 She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles E Hendrix and four children, Catherine Hendrix Cross of Sapphire, NC/ Vero Beach, FL, Mark E Hendrix (Mickie) of Toccoa, GA, Ben A Hendrix (Gretchen) Townville, SC, and Paul E Hendrix of Landrum, SC, and one grandchild, Lyle Austin Hendrix of Hendersonville, NC.

Over all the years she kept in touch with her related family members in her old home country and never forgot her origins.

Also surviving are her brother, Theodor Zschieschang with wife Sigrid and daughters Gabriele and Manuela (Dusseldorf, Germany), her brother Berthold Zschieschang with wife Ute and daughters Sophie and Verena (Elsterheide, Germany), and her sister Irene Zschieschang Langer with children Juliane and Bodo {Dinslaken, Germany).

In lieu of flowers please donate to Four Seasons Hospice {Hendersonville NC) and/or perform a random act of kindness to someone suffering or in need. 

An online registry is available at: Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.

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