Louise McCabe

Master Gardener

Louise McCabe

– Sun 7 Aug 2022

Garden Club Member

  Clear Creek Garden Club, Lyndon Garden Club 


M. Louise McCabe 
Martha Louise McCabe, 92, of Juno Beach, Florida passed away on April 6, 2022. Louise was born on June 29, 1929, in Shelbyville Kentucky and attended high school and university in Alabama. Before returning Louisville in the 1960’s, Louise lived in Dearborn Michigan, Cleveland Ohio, and abroad in Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, and England. 
Many will remember Louise for being “hostess extraordinaire” always welcoming friends & family with a beautiful, warm smile, an exquisite table, and delicious food! She was an avid gardener, best known for her award-winning roses and thrived as a member of The Clear Creek Garden Club. Her other societal commitments included dedicating her time to The Louisville Woman’s Club, Actor’s Theatre, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, and many more. 
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Carl J. Bergquist of Skovde Sweden, her second husband, James A. McCabe of Springfield KY, daughter, Ann Bergquist Caldwell of Danville KY, and brother David Layson of Indianapolis IND. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joan Bergquist Wood of Juno Beach FL, granddaughters Lindsey Maria Wood of Marlow, England, Alexandra Louise Wood of Norfolk, England, and step-daughter Allison Ann McCabe of Louisville KY. 
A memorial will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel, Shelbyville, KY. followed by interment, on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. 
Gifts to celebrate the life of Louise McCabe may be given to the effort to build a botanical garden in Louisville. Please send any donations to Waterfront Botanical Gardens, PO Box 5056, Louisville, KY 40255 or visit www.waterfrontgardens.org 

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