LOIS MARIE MERIDETH Lois Marie Merideth, 88, of Santa Fe, passed away peacefully at home on March 11, 2014, with her family present. Lois was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Norman and Mildred Gidday. She married her devoted husband Ben in 1949 and raised a family with him in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Throughout her life, Lois was an excellent singer and swimmer. As a child she sang on a live Detroit radio program. She also taught her own children and many other young people to swim with strength and safety. Her passions were her family, her home, and gardening. She enjoyed a long career as a talented interior designer in Michigan before retiring with Ben to Sonoma, California, then later, Santa Fe. She is survived by husband Ben, daughter Lynne (husband Steven) of Santa Rosa, California, son Bennie (wife Sandra) of Santa Fe, and grandchildren Erin Payton, Flannery Merideth, Oakley Merideth, and Sean Carlson.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Mar. 16, 2014