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Louise Harding Fall

Claremont, California

November 17, 1934 — March 5, 2022

Wife, mother, grandmother, businesswoman, pianist, opera and symphony lover, global traveler, coffee and Godiva truffle lover, and a very creative and wonderful woman, Louise Harding Fall passed from this life on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

Louise was a caring mother to Chris, Ken, and Stuart, of whom she was very proud. They will carry with them all their lives the lessons she taught them; continuing even into the final weeks of her life. Louise was also a loving grandmother to Luna and Rich.

Louise was an accomplished pianist and performed many recitals at Los Angeles High School, and later at Pomona College in her beloved town of Claremont. Some of her favorite music included Chopin’s Scherzo No.3, Handel’s The Harmonious Blacksmith, and Bach’s, Sheep May Safely Graze. She loved music and relished her season tickets to the opera and symphony, which she attended with steadfast, and longtime friends.

Louise attended Pomona College, UCLA, and later earned an MS degree in Business from California State University, Northridge.

In her stellar career, fueled by coffee and passion, Louise worked tirelessly at the helm for 65 years with her husband Richard Perry Fall (d. 2000), and her sons, to grow and steer BioQuip Products, Inc., the largest supplier of entomological equipment worldwide. Louise treasured working with family, knowing they could have complete trust in each other as they carried out their various and integral positions in the business.

Louise loved to travel far and wide, and she did so as often as she could. From trips to Machu Picchu, the Caribbean and Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica, Japan, China, Europe, Australia, Great Britain, and even sailing from the Greek Isles to Turkey, to her fun weekends in Las Vegas. She lived an inquisitive, explorative, and full life.

Louise was simply a delight to be with. She was a fun and loyal friend. She shared with them her sharp wit and humor over games of cribbage and spades, sometimes accompanied by a glass of wine or a top-shelf margarita. You would always know where Louise was at 7:00 p.m. weeknights as she was an avid Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune couch participant. Reading crime novels was also a pastime she enjoyed.

Louise will be deeply missed by family, friends, employees, and colleagues. Without a doubt, she soared into the universe in one of her beloved two-door coupes, where she is finally in her rightful place of honor and can make good on her promise, “When I become Queen of the Universe, I will be changing some things.”

If you would like to leave a note for her family and employees please email louise@bioquip.com

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