At its August 5 meeting the Escondido City Council honored the late Louise Thurber with a proclamation recognizing her many years of community service—especially her service to the arts.
Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Sam Abed was Mrs. Thurber’s daughter, Jennifer Sloan, and other members of the family.
In presenting the award, Mayor Abed praised Mrs. Thurber’s 28 years of service on the arts commission.
He noted that she moved to Escondido in 1968. She was an interior decorator who was passionate about the arts. He mode of expressing her passion was participation in the Felicita Foundation and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
She was She served on the Public Arts Commission from 1987-2014. She was responsible for bringing artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s Queen Califia’s Magical Circle to Kit Carson Park.
She is survived by her three children.