Louise H. Dexter


Louise H. Dexter died April 29 at her home in Malibu. She was 93.

Dexter was born May 5, 1917 and was raised in Glendale, Calif., moving to Las Flores Beach in 1949. She and her husband, Robert, raised their children Bruce, Glen and Lynda in Malibu and were known for welcoming many local children into their home as well. Dexter enjoyed surfing, fishing and playing volleyball with her friends and family. She is remembered for her caring attitude toward “all kinds of crawling, hopping and swimming creatures” as well, her friends write.

Dexter was a longtime member of the Malibu Historical Society and was one of the first docents for the Adamson House. She was a past president of the Malibu Woman’s Club, a member of the Malibu Republican Club and served as the PTA president for Webster Elementary School. Dexter was also a benefactor of many Malibu institutions, such as Legacy Park and Pepperdine University.

She is remembered by those who knew her as a kind and generous person.

Dexter is survived by her children Glenn and Linda Lee; her grandchildren Luke, Kelsey, Donna Lee and Brian Lee; her eight great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Dexter, who died in 1999, and her son Bruce, who died in 2007.

A private service will take place.