Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Lois Lorayne Cherry Alder passed away peacefully in the arms of her family October 28th, 2010. Born June 21, 1921, she was a longtime resident of Upland, CA, recently relocating to Hilton Head, SC. She was the widow of Elwin "Pinky" Alder, former Upland City Manager from 1955 - 1974. Lois devoted her life to the care and needs of her family. She is survived by two daughters, Ginny Forbes and son-in-law Elgin Forbes of Darby, MT and Bonnie Sullivan and son-in-law Gene Sullivan of Hilton Head, SC. She also leaves 2 grandchildren, Heidi Blanchard of Missoula, MT and Ronald Derrick Lewis of Seattle, WA and 3 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Devon and Chelsea Blanchard of Missoula, MT. She also leaves a dear friend and devoted companion of many years, Bob Jeffrey. Lois' charming spirit and infectious sense of humor will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Her cheerful optimism and positivity greatly enriched the lives of those fortunate to have known her. Memorial service will be held at Stone's Funeral Home, 355 East 9th Street, Upland on Friday November 5th. The viewing will be from 10 - 11:00 AM. The funeral service will be at 11:00. Interment Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario.
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Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Nov. 2, 2010