By HDN staff
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. Louis Henry Goller, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at a Bainbridge Island care center.
Visitation was held Saturday with services following at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Bainbridge Island, Wash., with the Rev. Joseph Tiernan officiating. Interment was held at Kane Cemetery at Port Madison, Wash.
Goller was born Dec. 11, 1915 at Gildford to George and Dora Goller. He later moved to Box Elder with his family and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1934. He then attended Northern Montana College. He received his teaching credentials in 1936. He taught school in Tingdahl and later moved to Tacoma, Wash., to start his banking career with Central Bank of Tacoma.
On Jan. 6, 1940, he married Gloria Gayle Lutz.
He spent his early career as a Seattle-based Assistant National Bank Examiner, then State Bank Examiner. Since forming Bainbridge Island's first bank in 1948, he fostered its growth to include 10 branches by the mid 1970s. While overseeing American Marine Bank he founded and became first president of Whidbey Island Bank in 1961, until stepping down as vice president.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Seattle, a long time active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of Bainbridge Island. He was active in his community establishing businesses such as Bainbridge Insurance and serving on boards and committees of local organizations such as Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Bainbridge Foundation and North Olympic Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed people and banking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings and an infant daughter, Karen Louise.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; sons, David R. Goller of Kapaa, Hawaii, Jeffrey P. Goller of Poulsbo, Wash., and Joel D. Goller of Richmond Beach, Wash.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to St. Barnabas Memorial Fund or Bainbridge Foundation Trust Fund.