LOIS H. PRENTICE

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LOIS HARMON PRENTICE  

Died peacefully in her sleep on August 19, 2013 at the age of 95. Born June 1, 1918, in South St. Paul Minnesota, Lois graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and a yearning to see the world. In 1940 she married Henry W. Prentice of Minneapolis. The couple moved to Washington D.C. where Henry pursued a career in government that would satisfy Lois' travel itch. As the wife of a foreign service officer, she was constantly on the move - first to postwar Germany, then to Yugoslavia, Singapore, Austria, Holland and Italy. At each stop Lois was celebrated for her lively dinner parties and the animated discussions that were always a staple fare. After retiring to Florida, Lois became active in the Democratic Party, the Unitarian Church, and Planned Parenthood. A lover of art and literature, she was a regular at the Asolo theater with her dear friend Ellie. Lois is survived by three children, Patrick, John, Linda; four grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Luke, Josie and three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Noah, Tor. All of us will miss her sparkling intelligence and her booming, infectious laugh. No services are scheduled at this time.


Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 25, 2013
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