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Date of Birth: March 21, 1928

Date of Death: May 10, 2020

Louise L. Gumma (Tootsie), age 92. Passed away peacefully May 10, 2020. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 21, 1928 to Clarence and Martha Diebold. She married Carl Gumma, on February 11, 1950 who preceded her in death in 2004. Tootsie spent much of her time gardening and tending to her flowers. Roses were her favorite. Also being a social butterfly was a favorite past time. A simple invite to go shopping or eating out and she was gone in a flash. Collecting coins and box tops for her great grandsons was another favorite pastime. Music venues and entertainment shows were another favorite hobby. Louise is survived by her brother -law- Frank Gumma, sister Jackie McKellen, sister-law- Janet Gerome, son Anthony Gumma, daughter-in-law Kate, daughter Annamarie and grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Stacey, Shauna; plus 5 great grand children, Daniel, Jacob, Aria Jade, Cameron and Logan and her many nieces and nephews. All of these she loved and touched deeply! She treasured her grand children and great grand children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as grandma! She had a vivacious personality and everyone around her just loved her. She made friends everywhere she went.

Service Information

Interment will be a private graveside service at Veterans Memorial Cemetery on May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM.


ILO of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of the West - Phoenix, AZ