Lois B. O'Reilly
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Lois B. O'Reilly July 19, 1927 - Jan. 19, 2012 Resident of Berkeley Lois B. O'Reilly, 84, residing in Berkeley, CA passed away the evening of Thurs. Jan. 19, 2012 at Kaiser San Francisco hospital. She died of an aortic tear in her heart. She was born on July 19, 1927 in Detroit, MI, daughter of Leon & Nellie Black. Lois was an avid researcher in spirituality, channeling her knowledge and who touched many people with her own generous spirit. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Il in Religious Studies and Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA in Psychology. She was a teacher and tutor, mentoring many children not only in scholastic endeavors but also promoting one's sense of self realization to achieve their highest goals. She leaves behind, her son Steven O'Reilly; her daughter Verna Kureghian, her exceptional niece and nephew Terry Charonnat & John O'Reilly, her granddaughter & grandson Melineh Black & Raffi Kureghian, and her great grandchildren Brittany, Lenna, Raffi & Natalia Black, and her loving partner of the past two years Roger Friedman. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 at 2pm Feb. 3, 2012.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Jan. 29, 2012.
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February 12, 2012
Bye Bye Sweet Lois:

This is Fred Freedman. I will always remember your warmth, kindness, your good company, your sense of humor you emailed me regarding the advantages of getting older and best of all you loved my brother Roger very much.

Love always and may you live spiritually forever!!,
February 2, 2012
I will never forget your laugh or that beautiful bright smile . Aunt Lois, I will always remember our wonderful times together. You are the last of the O'Reilly matriarchs and you will be greatly missed.

May your new journey be filled with wonder.

Love to you always
John O'Reilly
February 2, 2012
Lois her unique laugh filled the space she was in, enjoyed music and that's how I remember her from the first day we met at SCL. Lucky Lois found Roger and she was happy at her calendar last page. Bon Voyage Lois.
Ena Vizcaino
February 1, 2012
Goodbye Lois, I knew your brightness and lightness so briefly. Your big heavy body always seemed to be on the verge of floating away, and the great big human being who inhabited it was always smiling. I'm sorry about that blood vessel which failed. We were close to catching it before it broke. Pondi [Pondurenga Das] Strawberry Creek Lodge
Pondurenga Das
January 31, 2012
Lois.. what can I say to describe this amazing friend, woman and seeker. WE met at the Macro restaurant many years ago when we both were working on healing our bodies. We always shared such marvelous conversations over long lunches and a lot of laughs and fun times. We maintained our friendship over the years. She trusted the universe, loved and enjoyed people,was wonderful at tuning into animals, didn't care for negative talk and was so full of playfulness and wisdom. She, in early days, helped me to see more clearly through some of my blind spots when I was having challenges in my life. Lois was loved by many including our family. I personally will miss her laughter & playful light spirit. She was a great spirit of a woman who was not afraid to follow her heart and her own path of joy. God is you Lois as you merge back into the light of pure consciousness. Say hello to Birdie for me.
My sympathy & Blessings to her family members and her partner Roger.
Bonnie Carpenter
January 30, 2012
Roger and family of Lois,
I am so sorry for your loss. I really liked Lois and will miss her on Tuesday Nights.
January 30, 2012
I am grateful for indelible memories of a deep, warm friendship with Lois, and consider myself fortunate to have been in her aura for all too short a time. And I"m forever grateful for her humor and prescience in labeling our abode Strawberry Creek (not Lodge but) Terminal!. May we meet again.... Jewell Ashby
Jewell Ashby
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