In Loving Memory of
Louis Andrew Hailson
Obituary for Louis Andrew Hailson
Louis Andrew Hailson passed away peacefully on October 16, 2015.
Louis Andrew Hailson Jr., fondly known as "Crazy" Louie, Surg, Andrew, or Andy, was born on August 1, 1951 in Methuen, Massachusetts. Louis was the son of the late Louis A. Hailson and Lucy T. Bremner Hailson. Known as "the quiet one" in his youth, Louis attended Sacred Heart Elementary and Tewksbury Memorial High School MA. After graduating in 1969, Louis and his adventurous spirit backpacked across Europe and the United States. On his long planned adventure to South America, Louis stopped in Texas where he met the love of his life, Olivia Cuellar Hailson and settled down in Austin. He pursued a career in hospitality which included working at the following Austin Landmarks: Capital Oyster Bar, Texas Chili Parlor, Trudy's, Elephant Room and Artz Rib House. He had always been interested in the arts and pursued writing. However, following a stroke, writing was exchanged for painting which was a more immediate and accessible art form. He became an artist with Imagine Art Studio and had his first art show in April. Although Louis endured many setbacks with his illnesses, he never lost his sense of humor, kindness or love for his family and friends. Louis is survived by his beloved wife, Olivia, his children, Mary Louise and Caroline Olivia of Austin, who he loved and adored; his sisters, Ann Hardiman of Dover, NH, Susan Hailson of Nashua, NH, and his brother Michael Hailson of Austin, TX. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him. In lieu of flowers for Louis, donations can be sent to Imagine Art Studio, 2830 Real Street, Austin, TX 78722. A Memorial Celebration will be held on November 7, 2015. Details of this celebration will be posted on Facebook.