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Lois (Fassler) Harvey

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Lois (Fassler) Harvey Obituary
Lois Fassler Harvey, 96, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 19, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Gordon Leroy Harvey.
Lois was born on March 22, 192l in Akron CO and grew up on the Diamond 5 Ranch in Washington County. She was the third and youngest child of Fred Phillip Fassler and Lydia Finkner Fassler. Lois attended school in a one-room schoolhouse through eighth grade and then moved into town during the school term, graduating from Akron High School in 1938. She attended Colorado A & M, now Colorado State, in Fort Collins for several years. When World War II began, she taught at Prairie View School, a one-room schoolhouse in District 43 of Washington County on an emergency teaching certificate and then moved to Denver to work for Gates Rubber Company and Armco. She met Gordon on a bowling date in Denver. After her marriage on November 28, 1944, she and Gordon lived in Oak Ridge TN where Gordon was an engineer for the Manhattan Project. They moved to Albuquerque in 1949 where Lois and Gordon were active members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She was involved in community volunteerism her entire life at the downtown Presbyterian Hospital, Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Desert Bloomers Garden Club, Project Share, Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Joseph Hospital 60 Plus Services and Immanuel Presbyterian Church, to name just a few.
Along with her husband, Lois was honored with the Senior Community Award by the St. Joseph Hospital 60-Plus Services program in 1997 for her outstanding volunteer work in Albuquerque. She and Gordon loved to travel, taking many trips abroad. They also traveled throughout the US, Mexico and Canada with the Silver Streak Travel Club. Lois and Gordon were members of the Albuquerque Desert Swingers Square Dance Club for many years.
Lois leaves behind her children: daughter, Susan Harvey Reznik and her husband, Jack Reznik of Rio Rancho NM; and her son, Philip John Harvey and his wife, Christine McLean Harvey of Kirkland WA.
There are also eight grandchildren: Katherine Benoit and husband, Ben Benoit; Robert Reznik and wife, Kate Boudreaux; Christopher Reznik and wife, Heather Reznik; Nikolas Reznik and wife, Noelle Reznik; and Alexa Territo and husband, Joshua Territo; Heather Day and husband, Patrick Day; Danny Harvey and Jacob Harvey.
Lois has 18 great-grandchildren, the oldest of whom recently started Medical School at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. The youngest is due to arrive in September.
Cremation has taken place and according to Lois' wishes, no memorial service
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Aug. 17, 2017
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