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1929 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Lois Lash Obituary
LOIS LASH Lois Marie Lash was born on July 28, 1929 in Chico, California. She was the eldest of two children born to Ennis and Leota Rife. In 1946, Lois graduated from Chico Normal School, now Chico High School. In the spring of 1945, she attended a St. Patrick's Day dance at the Church of the Brethren where she met the love of her life, Dewey Eugene "Gene" Lash. You could say it was love at first sight. After just over two years of courting they were married on February 20, 1948. They moved to Quincy, California and later had three sons to whom Lois was a loving and proud mother. She was involved in her boys' lives, greatly valuing the time she spent with them. She taught them a love of God & family, and a strong work ethic. When her sons reached school age, Lois went to work for Quincy Unified School District and continued there for seventeen years. She and Gene moved back to Chico in 1978. Once there, Gene worked for the phone company and Lois went to work with her family at Square Deal Mattress Factory and Upholstery. She remained an involved and instrumental partner in the business until her passing. She was an active member of Grace Brethren Church until 2006, and subsequently followed her heart and faith to the recently formed New Beginnings Church. Lois and Gene shared a passion for travel, often exploring the country together throughout their life. They later enjoyed journeying with their grandchildren in tow. Lois went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on September 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm. Her compassion and kindness, as well as her strength and character, make her unforgettable to the many whose lives she touched. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered in our hearts. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; Richard and his wife Delpha of Chico, California; William "Bill" and his wife Rae Jean of Sparks, Nevada; and Timothy and his wife Shirley of Chico, California; eleven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. You may share your thoughts and memories of Lois online at newtonbracewell.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 11, 2013
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