-- Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post 2010
Louise L. Grass, 90, a lifelong Washingtonian and a past board member of the German
Orphan Home and Swiss Benevolent Society, both in the District, died of renal failure
Feb. 28 at the Washington Home hospice.
Mrs. Grass did volunteer work with the D.C. Society for Crippled Children, Meals on
Wheels and So Others May Eat. Her memberships included St. David's Episcopal
Church in Washington and the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of
Columbia, a civic group.
Louise Lowe grew up in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood and, according to her
family, she recalled playing on the White House lawn and in Lafayette Square as a child.
She was a 1937 graduate of Western High School and during World War II did
administrative and clerical work for the Army Map Service.
Her husband, William H. Grass, whom she married in 1952, died in 1991.
She had no immediate survivors.