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Lois Eisenbeisz passed away on Jan. 14, 2014. Born Lois Dee Schamanski in Gridley, CA in September 1938, Lois grew up in Live Oak, and later relocated to Yuba City.

She graduated from Live Oak High School, Class of 1956. She was married to William (Bill) Smith, and later to Roland Levi Eisenbeisz.

She is preceded in passing by her parents Raymond and Flora Mae Schamanski, sister JoAnn Kilmer (Jim) and brother Frank Schamanski (Dora).

Lois is survived by her brother Jim Schamanski (Geraldine) of Yuba City, CA. She is survived by: her son, Terry Eisenbeisz (Larri); daughters Tina Soto and Tracy Schneller; step-children Ken Eisenbeisz, Tammie Wellborn, and Tracy Mae Alvarez (Serafin). She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. We must also include her four legged furry babies, Sammie and Sophie, who will both miss her companionship and be very lost without her.

She rarely strayed from her daily routine. She took pride in her appearance and meticulously chose her daily attire. A highlight of her day was soaking up the warm, morning sunshine with a cup of fresh brewed coffee. She often shared this time with family and friends, chatting and catching up.

Lois enjoyed traveling, if just for the day. She loved browsing and shopping in various stores, especially antique and second hand stores. She enjoyed camping at Lake Almanor and Yellow Creek, teaching her children how to enjoy nature and be self-reliant. She loved to sew and she created a variety of treasures for those she loved. She enjoyed reading suspenseful mystery books in her spare time. She shared the love of collectables and antiques with daughter Tracy and they spent many hours finding and creating unique items for Tracy's store (D Street Mercantile). Lois also helped out in sales and decorating. When Tina bought her house, Lois saw a fresh canvas and new reasons to travel the valley and foothills, visiting antique stores with Tina, making her new home a sanctuary. She loved to travel with Terry. They visited Graceland in Memphis; Twitty City in Nashville (home of her beloved Conway Twitty); and Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse in South Dakota. When she wasn't busy going and doing for her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed spending time with two very dear friends, Sandy and Dennis, reminiscing about things they did during the adolescent years.

A graveside service will be at Live Oak Cemetery Monday, January 20th at 2 pm. Celebration of life will follow at the Teegarden House, 731 Plumas St, Yuba City. Lois' had a caring spirit and deep love in her heart for dogs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2014
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