Age 80, on October 18, 2017, in Washington, DC. A fifth generation Washingtonian, Louise was a graduate of the Potomac School and the Madeira School and later attended Bryn Mawr College Class of 1958. She leaves behind her husband of 39 years William F. Eaton.
Louise had a long professional career in the Department of State from 1958 to 1998 except for periods when accompanying her husband on Foreign Service postings abroad. She especially enjoyed her assignment as Senior Protocol Officer in charge of diplomatic and consular immunity.
She was well known for her lifelong passion for antiques collecting especially Chinese export porcelain. She chaired the Washington Antiques Show in 2003.
After retirement from the State Department, Louise became a docent at the Hillwood Museum and volunteered at the Washington National Cathedral.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington National Cathedral.