Louise Murie

(March 16, 1912 – May 22, 2012)

Louise Gillette was born in 1912 in Fairbanks, Alaska, and lived there for the first 12 years of her life. In 1924, her family moved to Washington state. She attended Reed College and the University of Michigan. In 1932, she married Adolph Murie, the half-brother of Olaus. They had two children, Jan and Gail. Louise traveled with Ade as he pursued his naturalist work, spending 25 summers and a few winters in Mount McKinley National Park. Several years after Ade’s death, Louise married a close family friend, Dr. Don MacLeod, a well-known Jackson physician, and lived with him until his death in 1983. Louise passed away at 100 years of age in Jackson, WY.