Linda Louise Macaulay was born June 16, 1949, in Barberton, Ohio, to her parents Sarah Louise (Seiler) Sines and Eugene Pratt Sines. She was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and was one of six sisters. Louise graduated high school in 1967 from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Akron, Ohio.
In 1966, Louise met the love of her life, Thomas Macaulay, Jr., and they were married on Oct. 12, 1968. A short time after they were married, they made a big decision to move across the country to California and begin their young life together on the west coast.
On Jan. 3, 1975, they welcomed their first child, a son Thomas Macaulay III, and on Sept. 15, 1976, they welcomed their daughter Ann Marie Macaulay. Tom and Louise raised their family in Southern California, spending 35 years in their home in Yorba Linda
In 1985, Louise graduated with academic honors from the Golden West College School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse. She found her first job as a new nurse right out of school and, after gaining some experience, accepted a position at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California, where she worked for 21 years until she retired in 2011.
Louise was very well respected among her St. Jude colleagues, nurses and physicians. She was awarded numerous times for her ethics, values, dedication, and excellence in her work.
Tom and Louise sold their home in Yorba Linda and moved full-time to St. George, Utah, in 2013.
Louise loved reading (especially mystery novels) and began writing her own stories. She was a published author and wrote many short stories published in the Orange Country Register and various magazines.
In 2021, her first book was published, “A Deadly Night at the Portside Arms.” This was a huge accomplishment and one her family and friends all celebrated.
Louise is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tom Macaulay, Jr.; their son Tommy, his wife Melissa, and their daughter, Clara Linda (3 years old);
and their daughter Ann, her husband Alex and their son Michael Thomas (10 years old).
Louise is also survived by her five sisters: MaryEllen Murphy, Marlene Giusti, Jo Ann Sines, Rita Semeniuk, and Paula French, and their families,
nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends.
A memorial to honor and celebrate the life of Louise Macaulay will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church at 259 W. 200 North, St. George, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the St. Jude Memorial Foundation. Please donate “In Memory of Louise Macaulay” in the drop-down menu of “What you would like your donation to support?” and select “Nursing Scholarships.”
Out-of-town family and friends, hotel rooms are blocked for the Memorial of Louise Macaulay at The Hampton Inn and Suites at 1250 Sun River
Parkway, St. George, Utah 84790, (435) 986-7728. Please reference “Louise Macaulay Memorial” when reserving rooms.