Lois Kathleen (Petersen) Pires 53, of Tucson, AZ, was released from the bonds of Alzheimer's and this earth into the arms of her Savior on January 7, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Andrew (Drew); their son, Alexander and daughter Alyssa. Also surviving are brothers, Carl (Heidi) and Andrew (LeAnn) Petersen and sister, Cynthia (Patrick) Orr, all of Omak, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Butch and Katie Petersen. Lois was born March 30, 1959, in Omak, WA and was raised in Riverside, WA. Lois loved her family and her Lord. She also enjoyed traveling. Lois had a passion for learning and teaching and took great pride in having home schooled her children from birth through high school. Her gentle spirit and kindness was shared with everyone she knew. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 241 N. Harrison Road, Tucson 85748. In lieu of flowers, please send Memorials to Alzheimer's Research - Dept. Neurology 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Room 7319 Tucson, AZ 85724. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE CREMATION AND BURIAL.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2013