Lois Irene Mann Pressler departed life peacefully early June 26, 2013. Born in Adams County, Indiana on May 24, 1919 to Robert and Helen Evans Mann, she graduated from Decatur High School and from U.C.L.A., the only woman in a class of 100 chem. majors. Upon graduation, she worked at Goodyear. Lois married Paul Pressler on March 29, 1944. After WW II, they lived in Elkhart, IN, where Lois was active in numerous church and community organizations, including United Methodist Women, the PTA, Cub Scouts, and Youth Village. Later in life, she focused on poetry; her children's book Wind was published when she was 89. Sing Me America, her book of poems for grown-ups, was published two years later. For the past 25 years, Lois lived in Corona, AZ. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her four brothers, Wendell, Ted, Bob and Ray and her beloved great-uncle, Wendell McLaughlin. She is survived by her husband of nearly seventy years, her three children, Chuck (Pattie), Terra and Carolyn; her daughter-in-love, Sue Ebbers; adored grandchildren, Jonathan Daugirda, Zachary, Brina, Paige, Ben, Halle and Gabriel Pressler; cherished great-granddaughter, Brooklyne Davis, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 8051 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Reception follows at American Legion Post 109, 15921 Houghton, Corona. Memorials preferred to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on June 28, 2013