|Eddis Louise Shoemaker Heid
-- Adam Bernstein The Washington Post 2007
Eddis Louise Shoemaker Heid
Louise Shoemaker Heid, 92, a former Falls Church resident and president of the Lake
Barcroft Woman's Club, died Aug. 10 at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. She
had adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer.
Mrs. Heid was a member of Arlington Forest United Methodist Church in Arlington County
and the pilots' wives club of United Airlines. She was a volunteer with a National
Symphony Orchestra fund-raising event called the Decorators' Show House.
Eddis Louise Shoemaker was a third-generation Washingtonian and graduated in 1931
from Western High School. She attended George Washington University before
graduating from the Washington School for Secretaries.
She spent a few years as a legal secretary for the Cromelin Laws law firm in Washington.
After the United States entered World War II, Mrs. Heid was briefly a legal secretary in the
Justice Department's alien enemy control unit.
In 1991, she moved from Falls Church to Asbury Methodist Village.
Her husband, Francis P. Heid, whom she married in 1939, died in 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Paul M. Heid of Baltimore and Charles F. & Chuck & Heid of
Warrenton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.