In Memoriam | Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Louise Myers

All of us at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator are deeply saddened by the passing of Louise Myers, the wife of our former president, Matt Myers.

Louise was much-loved by Matt and her family, and she was a beloved member of the Tobacco-Free Kids family as well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt, sons Micah (Olga) and Daniel (Wendy), grandchildren Elliot, Eva, David and Sofia, and their entire family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Iona, a leading aging services nonprofit in Washington, DC, where Louise served as Executive Director for six years.

We have established this condolence board so colleagues and friends can post messages and memories about Louise for Matt and his family.


 

Jul 9, 2024

Dear Matt, I was deeply saddened to learn of Louise's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Words can do little to ease the pain of losing a loved one, but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. May the cherished memories you shared bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Ririn Waagstein - Indonesia
Jul 9, 2024

Matt we were so distressed to hear the news, that it has taken me until now to get my thoughts together. We share your grief. I always loved seeing the two of you together. You were so devoted to each other and Louise shared you with the world. We are sending you and your family love and grace during this difficult time.

Carol and the African American Tobacco Control Council
Jul 8, 2024

My deepest condolences to you, Matt, and your family. Louise, such an elegant, caring and approachable lady who is an example of a woman who handled her professional and family life with strength and compassion in equal portions. It's been more than 20 years but I have not forgotten her or how relaxed she made me feel when we met. The "light" has dimmed with her loss.

Claudette Allen
Jul 8, 2024

Matt, I am really very sorry for your loss! I remember Louise always being there for all CTFK occasions. It was always heartwarming to be around her presence. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers. May her memory be a blessing.

Hema
Jul 8, 2024

Dear Matt, Thinking of you and your family and sending you heartfelt condolences. Wishing you all strength and peace during this time of grief. May wonderful memories of Louise bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Jaspreet
Jul 8, 2024

Matt and Family: We are so saddened by the passing of Louise. Anyone who knows Matt knows what a central and essential place Louise had in your family. We hope the love of family and friends provides you some consolation during this difficult time.

Brian Hickey and Nicole Dueffert
Jul 6, 2024

Matt, you and your family have been in my daily prayers since we heard the shocking and heartbreaking news. Some long-together couples improve the world through their families. Others have one or both with very impactful careers. You and Louise have had all of the above, and I know how greatly she is missed. I truly believe she is with you still, just in another form. May your wonderful memories be of some comfort. Carter and I send our love at this very difficult time.

Kelly Headrick
Jul 6, 2024

I wish Matta Myers and his children/grandchildren grace, strength and fortitude at this time. My deepest condolences.

Emmanuel Alhassan
Jul 5, 2024

Dear Matt, so sorry to hear about Louise's passing. May you and your family be consoled and may Louise's legacy live on.

Hilda Ochefu
Jul 3, 2024

Dear Matt, Im sorry to learn of Louise's passing. My sincerest condolences to the entire Myers family. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Libby Jones
Jul 2, 2024

Heartfelt condolences to Matt, Micah and Wendy. Louise was a wonderful, kind and loving soul. I had the pleasure to meet her for the first time at the Gala almost 7 years back. It was my first trip to the US from India and her smile and warmth stayed with me!

Radhika Khajuria, CTFK India
Jul 1, 2024

Dear Matt:: Heartbroken for you and all of your family in this time of such loss and sharing my deepest condolences. Louise was such a big part of our CTFK family, as are all of you, and we are all here for you. Love to you all.

Danny McGoldrick
Jul 1, 2024

Matt and family, Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time as you mourn the passing of your wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. May the many beautiful memories you have together sustain you as you move forward.

Kaitlin Donley
Jul 1, 2024

Dear Matt, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family a big hug from Argentina.

Gianella Severini
Jul 1, 2024

Dear Matt and Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. It was clear she was devoted to her family and that you all cherished her place in your lives. I hope that the many memories you share will keep her with you in the days, weeks and years to come. Please know that I am thinking of you and hoping that your memories of Louise bring you peace and comfort. I am so deeply sorry for this tremendous loss.

Caroline Renzulli
Jul 1, 2024

Dear Matt - I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Louise. The love and respect you and Louise shared was so obvious and admirable, true goals! May all of the memories of your wonderful adventures together and time with the beautiful family you two created bring you peace. Thinking of you often, and sending all my best.

Cathy Taylor
Jul 1, 2024

My sincere condolences on the loss of your lovely wife, Louise. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.

Emily J. Holubowich (American Heart Association)
Jun 30, 2024

Oh Matt, this is heartbreaking! David and I always admired the partnership you and Louise had - so much love, support and respect for each other. Its not an easy thing to each be professionally and personally successful, and the two of you not only achieved that, but you both have always interacted with everyone with such grace and kindness. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope that memories of your time with Louise, her legacy, your beautiful family and your broad network of friends and colleaugues who care about you so much, will provide you comfort and peace in this very difficult time.

Chuya
Jun 29, 2024

Sending my deepest condolences to Matt, Micah, Daniel and their families at this very difficult time. I remember Louise with such fondness and appreciation. Micah was two years old when I began my babysitting years with them (and eventually Daniels arrival). Then Louise encouraged me to apply and helped me land a job at GWU. Her memory will always be a blessing for me and everyone who was privileged to know and love her. With warmest wishes for peace from Tallahassee Florida.

Wendy Neuman Sidlofsky
Jun 28, 2024

Dear Matt, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Christopher Leung
Jun 28, 2024

It is with a very heavy heart that I learned the news of your beloved Louise leaving us. As far as I can remember since joining CTFK, your love and admiration for her were always apparent. Not one week passed without you mentioning her name in one way or another, always letting us know that she was your most precious partner, guide and love. You were the ultimate duo. Thinking of you and your beautiful, loving family and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Louise, the many lives she has touched with her grace and the immense love you all shared together.

-Bintou
Jun 28, 2024

Dearest Matt, I'm so sorry for your loss and do pray that you are fulfilled with the life you had together and the legacy Louise leaves behind. My sincerest condolences to you and yours, Corina Alvarez

Corina Alvarez
Jun 28, 2024

To the Myers Family - I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathies are with you.

Bomi Lim
Jun 28, 2024

Dear Matt, I am deeply shocked and saddened by Louise's passing. She was your world and I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Nelly Ahmad
Jun 28, 2024

My deepest condolences to Matt and your family. RIP Louise!

TRAN BICH PHUONG, ICC for RS program in Vietnam
Jun 27, 2024

Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt and his family members at this hour of sadness.

MOSTAFIZUR RAHMAN
Jun 27, 2024

Dear Matt, I am sending you and your family all the love and strength during these difficult times. I hope the best memories and all the love stay with you.

Luján Abramo
Jun 27, 2024

Dear Matt, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife. Please receive my deepest condolences. You and your family are in all of our thoughts.

Daniel López
Jun 27, 2024

Matt, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Louise at TFK events and hearing about your adventures together traveling and with your family. She has had such a positive impact on everyone who has known her. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Ann Boonn
Jun 27, 2024

My deepest sympathies go to you and your family during this challenging time. Wishing you peace and comfort and may her memory be eternal.

Voula Ikonomou
Jun 27, 2024

Matt, Im so sorry for you and your family's loss. Love persists even through the worst of grief. My sincerest condolences to you all during this difficult time.

Alex Shields
Jun 27, 2024

Matt, I was shocked and saddened to hear about Louise's passing. She was always so cheerful and welcoming, an inspiration not only to you but to all of us. We have you and your family in our prayers,

Pete Fisher
Jun 27, 2024

Dear Matt, My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope that you can take some comfort in your family, friends and synagogue and that the memories of Louise as your partner in life and her contributions to making the world a better place live on. Your TFK family is always here for you.

Monique Muggli
Jun 26, 2024

Dear Matt, So very sorry for your unexpected loss: Hamakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar availai tziyon ee yerushalayim. As I think of you and your family walking this dichotomous road of grieving Louises passing and celebrating her rich life, I am reminded of the words of Psalm 30:5 - weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. May you and your family be embraced by love in this difficult time. May you be surrounded and embraced by love in this difficult time.

Steve Tamplin
Jun 26, 2024

What a profound loss one that I can hardly imagine. Matt, you've been in my thoughts every day.

Bryan Buchanan
Jun 26, 2024

Dear Matt, I am so very sorry about the loss of your beloved Louise. What a wonderfully warm person who loved her family and was incredibly supportive of our work at TFK. Louise was a force of her own and I always enjoyed chatting with her and hearing stories of time spent with the grandkids. What love she had for you and the entire family. Wishing you peace and strength in the days ahead. Please know your TFK family is here for you. We think of you often and having been sharing fond memories of Louise.

Meg Riordan
Jun 26, 2024

Matt, I am so sorry about the passing of your dear Louise. I only had the pleasure of meeting Louise once, but it was obvious from the way you talked about her, what an amazing person she was - and how important she was to you. She will no doubt be missed by many. I hope the great memories you have bring some comfort - and a smile - during this difficult time. Sending well wishes to your entire family. Connor

Connor Fuchs
Jun 26, 2024

Dear Matt, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Louise. May the special memories you made together help you through this difficult time.

Kai Wasson
Jun 25, 2024

My condolences to your family

Rhia
Jun 25, 2024

Matt, I was so saddened to hear about your profound loss. Words feel inadequate, but please know that I am among the many TFK alumni thinking of you at this painful time. The photos on this page are more than just images of a beautiful marriage and family; they are evidence of a life rich in love and meaning. May memories of Louise always be a blessing.

Shelley Caplan
Jun 25, 2024

Dear Matt, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Louise. I know this must be a difficult time for you and Im keeping you and your family in my mind. I think I only had the chance to meet Louise once, but it was clear she was full of energy and love. My thoughts are with you.

Brett Weisel
Jun 25, 2024

Nina and I were so sorry to hear about Louise's passing. Our love to you and your family and fond memories of Louise at events and ballgames.

Rich Hamburg
Jun 25, 2024

Dear Matt, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss and extend my deep condolences. Sending you and your family all the love and thoughts during this difficult time.

Varvara Schoute
Jun 25, 2024

Dear Matt, Im so sorry to hear the news about your wife. I'm truly saddened and speechless. I had the honor of meeting Louise at last years Gala and hearing your speech about her dedicated support during your career life. May God rest her soul in peace and give strength to you and the family in this hour of grief. We're all thinking of you.

Fatma Romeh Ali
Jun 25, 2024

Matt, I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family. My sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family.

Greg Campbell
Jun 25, 2024

Dear Matt, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Deniece Carrington
Jun 25, 2024

Sending love and support to you and your family, Matt. So sorry for this devastating loss. I always loved hearing you talk about your wife and family and all of your adventures - I know how important they all are to you and it was profoundly touching to see all of the amazing people in your life motivating the critically important public health gains you've accomplished and supported over the past 40+ years. Hoping that you all get time together to reflect on wonderful memories with Louise.

Elizabeth Seaman
Jun 25, 2024

Matt, I'm so incredibly sorry for your tremendous loss. Louise was a force and always a delight to catch up with at the gala and other events. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing.

Laura Bach
Jun 25, 2024

Dear Matt, I'm so sorry to hear about Louise's passing and am thinking of you and your family.

Matt Pierce
Jun 25, 2024

Matt My deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you and your family comfort and peace.

Paul Billings
Jun 25, 2024

Dear Matt and Myers family, I send prayers of strength and love to endure dear Louises passing. My deepest sympathies

Ayesha
Jun 25, 2024

I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know that we are here for you and sending love and support during this difficult time. May her memories find you peace and comfort.

Om Prakash Bera
Jun 24, 2024

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you

Mike Seilback
Jun 24, 2024

Matt, I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Alexandria Felton
Jun 24, 2024

Dear Matt, I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. My heart goes out to you and your family during this incredibly difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Harold

Harold Wimmer
Jun 24, 2024

Matt, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Louise. May her memory be a blessing.

Elissa Laitin
Jun 24, 2024

Matt, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Louise at your retirement party and it was so beautiful to see the love and admiration that you had for each other. What an amazing life and legacy she leaves with your family and her impactful work. Wishing you comfort and peace during this time.

Amanda Gailey Wynne
Jun 24, 2024

Matt-I am so sorry and send much love and many prayers to you and your beautiful family. May Louises memory always be for a blessing.

Meredith Berkman
Jun 24, 2024

My deepest condolences Matt to you and your family. Hoping you will continue to be surrounded by all those you love as you navigate this difficult time. You and Louise created a beautiful life together.

Laurie Whitsel
Jun 24, 2024

Matt, sending you and your family my deepest condolences. I will never forget Louise's smile. She could light up a room and was so proud of you and your entire family. Wishing you all strength and peace during this difficult time.

Shannon Riggs
Jun 24, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. The world is better because Louise was in it, and her impact will continue.

Aaron Emmel
Jun 24, 2024

Matt and the Myers Family our hearts here at the AHA missed a beat when we heard the news of Louises untimely passing. In her presence, we all felt like a part of her extended family just as she was so much a part of our own family of partners in the tobacco control movement. Our condolences for your loss.

Mark Schoeberl
Jun 24, 2024

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Matt. There are no words for such a tremendous loss but wanted to let you know I am thinking of you. It is clear that Louise was very loved and admired and I hope the memories of all your good times together provide some comfort.

Neena Prasad
Jun 24, 2024

Dear Matt and family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Louise. While I am a newer member of the TFK family, I have been aware through warm remarks at several events of how valued Louise was to the broader TFK family. May you feel the warmth and love of this larger family for each of you and know that we are holding Louise in our thoughts and memory. With condolences and much kindness, Meredith

Meredith Larson
Jun 24, 2024

Matt, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Louise was a true lady full of kindness and dignity. She was incredibly warm, as shown by her making a point of connecting with me at your retirement party. Though my contact with her was limited, I also remember the great love and respect with which you spoke of her at our lunch a few months back. I am sure she felt that admiration. May she rest in peace. Your friends, including me, stand ready to help if and when you need us.

Mary Rouvelas
Jun 24, 2024

My deepest condolences to Matt and family. I wish you peace and comfort at this time.

Smita Baruah
Jun 24, 2024

Dear Matt, I am so sorry to hear about passing of Louise. My deepest condolences to you and your family. The whole TFK family will keep you in our hearts and thoughts.

Irma Zejcirovic
Jun 24, 2024

Matt, so sorry for your loss. I know Louise will be missed by so many, my condolences to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and heart. Paul.

Paul Frick
Jun 24, 2024

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you and your family.

Ariana Childs Graham
Jun 24, 2024

On behalf of the Avoq (Subject Matter) team, we are sending love to you all. While we didn't know Louise personally, we were lucky enough to learn about her impact on the TFK family and broader community through countless YAYA galas and other events. We know she will be missed greatly, and our hearts go out to you.

Joy Burks and the Avoq Team
Jun 24, 2024

Dear Matt and family, I extend my sincere condolences to you during this time of loss and healing. My best wishes are with you in the days to come. Warm regards, Susannah

Susannah Fox
Jun 23, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear the news, and I haven't had a chance to meet Louise yet. I know that language is weak now, but I sincerely hope that Matt and his family can have comfort from God!

Zhang Shuai
Jun 23, 2024

Dear Matt, In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences!

Huyen Doan
Jun 23, 2024

Matt, I will always remember Louise as someone who was especially welcoming to me when I joined the CTFK family and was so warm toward me whenever I saw her at our events. She was that rare person who always made others feel valued. I feel grateful to have known her and will miss her.

Denny Henigan
Jun 22, 2024

My heartfelt sympathy for Matt and family. Louise was a Saint in her own League. She did much for so many for so long. I am glad to have known her through my good friend Matt who I love and respect. All our prayers are with you.

Mike and Tisha Moore
Jun 22, 2024

Dear Matt, We're so sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of Louise. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. We know that no one can take away your grief and sorrow, but hope that our love and prayers may bring you comfort and strength. Sending love and hugs your way.

Qian Geng and Annie Geng-Gao
Jun 22, 2024

I am so very sorry, dear Matt. I was so honored to meet Louise at your retirement party. You both have created an enduring community. Thinking of you and your family.

Kristy Marynak
Jun 22, 2024

I am so sad by the passing of Louise. She was very dear to me. Matt, every time you shared with her some of my accomplishments, she would immediately send me a note. The last time I saw her she let me know how happy she was to see me and asked me about the kids. I said to everybody that she gave me a hug. I am not sure if she physically gave me a hug but I know I felt hug by the expression of love in her eyes. It is good to know that she passed peacefully in her sleep and did all she wanted and love all she could. You were a lucky man to have her for so long in your life. I know this is going to be hard but know your TFK family is here to support you.

Patricia Sosa
Jun 22, 2024

Dear Matt, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your wife Louise. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Warm regards, Pato

Patricia Gutkowski
Jun 22, 2024

Im sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time

Dereje Moges
Jun 22, 2024

Blessings and prayers for the family and friends.

Joxel Garcia
Jun 22, 2024

Thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. Pray many prayers and memories fill your minds and hearts in the days ahead.

JENNIFER COFER
Jun 22, 2024

My dearest Matt and family. My heart breaks for your loss. Louise was like family to so many of us and it is unimaginable to think of her not being with us anymore. All of us who know and love you are here to support you now and forever. Louise was the friendliest person, always so upbeat and always so supportive of her beloved Matt. May the wonderful memories of Louise bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Nancy Brown
Jun 22, 2024

Claudia and I want to send our deepest sympathies and condolences for the passing of our beloved Louise. I only met her a few times at CFTFK dinners but every time I was struck by her warmth, kindness, professionalism and her absolute love and pride in you, the family, and everything you and CFTFK accomplished. I will always remember your farewell speech and how moved you became when you expressed your deepest gratitude to her for her support every step of the way. No one can take those precious memories away. She will always be in our hearts and we honor her.We feel gratitude for knowing her and send our love and thoughts to you and your beautiful family. Howard Koh

Howard Koh
Jun 21, 2024

Matt - I am thinking about you and your family every day. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dan Sallick
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt & Family, I'm sending my sincerest condolences to you all. I pray that your decades of memories with Louise bring you comfort during this painful time. Sincerely,

Sallie George (RWJF)
Jun 21, 2024

Matt and family, I was saddened to hear of Louise's passing. The love you shared with each other was special. May memories of Louise bring comfort to you during this difficult time.

Michelle Larkin
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt, so sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of your dear wife Louise. Warmest condolences, Jeff

Jeff Hoffman
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt, I am so very sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of Louise. On behalf of everyone at Major League Baseball, we are thinking of you and your family and sending you heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, and hope that you will find comfort in the support from the family, friends and colleagues that are here for you. Sincerely, Jon Coyles and all of your friends at MLB

Jon Coyles
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt, I am so deeply sorry to hear about Louise's unexpected passing. You have always had a light and passion within you and I have no doubt that it was Louise that lit it and kept it kindled. I hope that her spirit and all the love you have shared through the years will continue to keep that same light shining for many more years to come.

Clara Brillembourg
Jun 21, 2024

I am en route to London but was deeply saddled by the terrible and sudden news about Louise..Please accept our familys deepest condolences and sympathies. I had the the pleasure of meeting Louise on several occasions and was impressed by her obvious kindness and pride in the many accomplishments of you and your family. Im sure you all made her very proud.

Jonah Shacknai
Jun 21, 2024

Matt, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Caroline Fuss
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt and Family, Im so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all.

Lindsey Freitas
Jun 21, 2024

Very sorry for your loss, wishing you strength and blessings in this difficult time.

Rachel Morrison
Jun 21, 2024

To the Myers Family - My deepest condolences on the passing of Louise. I remember her always being so kind and warm to me when we would see each other at the gala each year. I was amazed that she even remembered who I was with so many CFTFK staff! It's in those small moments that I was reminded that I am truly part of the CFTFK family. I found this inspirational quote and I hope it provides you solace during this time: Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us every dayunseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Claudia Rodas
Jun 21, 2024

Matt I´m really sorry for your loss may you find resilience in this stage of grief.

Valentina Ochoa
Jun 21, 2024

Sincere condolences :pray:

Anita Kaluba
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt and Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this incredibly difficult time. I hope you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared and in the support of those around you.

Malik Imran Ahmad
Jun 21, 2024

Dear Matt, We will uphold you always, and may Louise's memory be a blessing for us all.

Jake
Jun 21, 2024

Sending me and my family's deepest condolences to you and your family, Matt. The way you speak about Louise's devotion has always an inspiration. Please move forward in grace in your grief, and may every single memory be a blessing.

Betsy Fuller
Jun 20, 2024

Matt and family I am so sorry about Louises passing. I have many fond memories of conversations with Louise. We usually talked first about her family and grandkids and then about travel adventures. Her eyes always lit up talking about family, and it couldnt have been more clear how much she loved and was proud of her family. She was also such an adventurer. During our last conversation, at this years gala, we ended up talking about how she wanted to go skydiving and was still working on selling the idea to Matt. It was so Louise, and I will remember her with a big smile.

Vince Willmore