Louise Whitworth Sims
After a 12-year battle against Multiple Myeloma, Louise passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice. Louise was born in Niagara Falls, NY, to James A. and Blanche Daggett Whitworth.
She attended grade school in Niagara Falls and Lewiston. After graduating from Lewiston-Porter High School, she attended Mt. Holyoke College, and later Buffalo State Teachers College. Louise taught 4th grade at Lew-Port. When Artpark opened in Lewiston she worked there in several capacities, including grant writing and marketing.
In 1982 Louise and Billy C. Sims were married in Knoxville, TN. Bill's job took them back and forth across the US a dozen times from a houseboat on the Tennessee River to California to Maine to Wisconsin to Florida and towns and cities in between. Louise loved this life. The first thing she would do in a new town would be to find a fabric shop, the best bakery (preferably doughnuts), the library and the post office. She made lasting friendships everywhere they lived.
In 1985 Louise and Bill bought an old Victorian rooming house, which they transformed into a charming bed and breakfast, The Bells, Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
Louise was a talented artist, an avid golfer and gardener. She loved to entertain and cook and spent much effort in trying to replicate her hometown favorites - DiCamillo's bread and kimmelweck rolls.
Louise leaves behind her husband, Billy Clayton Sims; twin sister, Cynthia (Charles, deceased) Cowdrick; nephew, James (Leigh) Cowdrick; nieces, Molly (Paul) Gigliotti and Kimi (Joseph) Watroba; Bill's children, Roger C. Sims and Robin (Billy) Wilson.
A commemorative will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published on February 26, 2020


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Susan Agnello-Eberwein
Feb 29, 2020
Cindy, I am so very sorry to read about the passing of your sister. I think of you often and with such fond memories. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Freda Butler
Feb 28, 2020
I treasure the beautiful watercolor Christmas cards that she sent to us.
She was a lovely lady.