Lois was my aunt and one of my favorite people. We enjoyed visiting her and Uncle Richard when we came up to Seattle on vacation. Always anxious to see what was new with the property we shared with them. Now that we are living in their house on the property it is keeping us busy and hopefully physicall fit. Upon seeing the pictures of the flower beds, we certainly have our work cut out for us! Heaven now has a new angel and today our world is just a little less bright than it was before. We love you Auntie Lois.
Many of the best memories of my life happened at "Papa & Grandma's" house. Grandma was a very loving and generous person who loved to spoil us :) As kids, she would take all five of us to Albertson's and buy us baseball/basketball cards and those wonderful, chalky candy cigarettes. I remember one occasion in particular where, for no reason at all, she took us all to Toys R Us and bought us each a lego set. And I'll never forget the Christmas when Michael got a brand new, red Game Boy Pocket for Christmas. Probably the most excited we ever got over a Christmas gift :)
But Grandma wasn't just loved because of her generosity with money, but also for her time. She would always take us to the park, and not just watch us play, but actively play with us. We would bring along the plastic bat and ball set and she would pitch to us, for as long as we wanted to play. Cooking with her was always a lot of fun and never a chore.
I apologize for how choppy my writing is here, if I had the time I would write so much more. Grandma was a wonderful person and one of the most fun people to be around. She would help with anything and would always listen to what you had to say and would share in your interests. My grandparents were both awesome and I miss them very much.
Lois was such a nice person to know. Sharon married my brother Jim, and we began to look forward to the family parties where we would all spend time getting to know each other better. I've missed chatting with her for the last years when life was more difficult for her.
Her faith in Jesus as her Saviour was always evident, and she will be remembered well for that.
Ron and Sharon, your mother will love seeing you in heaven when your time to meet there arrives.
I am very sorry we cannot be with you at the memorial service to honor her life.