Las Vegas, Nevada

1935 - 2017 (Age 82)


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LOIS DURKEE Lois Rhae (Wentz) Durkee, 82, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Thursday, November 9, 2017. She passed away peacefully in her daughter's home in Tucson, Ariz. where she resided since 2014. Lois was born May 29, 1935 in Las Vegas, to John Bernard Wentz and Ruth Gardner Wentz. She...

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I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to know Lois, if even for the short time that I did. I was able to greet her as she entered the church building most every Sunday, she was a very faithful member. She always had a fond hello and handshake for me and brightened my Sunday mornings with it. For the sorrow that we all feel at her passing, be assured that it is matched by the joy that she feels in being with her husband Bill again. God be with you until we meet again.

Hello. My name is Rob Works. Lois and my Mom Merilyn were such great friends through the bowling days. I often reminisce over old photos of tournament photos. As an adult I often had the great fortune to see Lois and talk about those days and Yes we would laugh and her laughter was contagious and healing. I am proud to have known you and your family and will do my best to bring laughter into my day and others always. Thank you Lois.

Lois will be missed by so many, her lovely smile, warm laugh, her kindness.
Condolences on your loss ... we shall all keep her in our hearts and prayers.
Catherine Hammelrath

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I always enjoyed bowling with Lois & Bill during the 70's & 80's. Your mom is now back on your father's team in Heaven & may they throw many a perfect game(300)! May all your memories of them help turn the tears into "smiles" with time.

May the words written in the bible for our comfort strengthen your saddened heart during this emotional time (Matthew 5:4 NWT)

Such a great photo ... beautiful outside and in, to the last. Lois truly did light up a room with her smile and laughter. She was the highlight of my year these past few year.
When Lois flew to LV for the LVHS reunions I would pick her up at the airport and we would go to lunch. Lots of laughter and funny stories were in abundance. She was so very kind and generous all her life.
Deepest sympathy on your loss of a wonderful woman.
Ever in my heart and prayers,

Pam & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Losing a loved one is so painful and our hearts go out to you. We have memories of your Mom at baseball games and all the crazy times we spent together when our boys were growing up. Special times with special people. She was one in a million and will be missed until you see her again in heaven. Bless you all.

I will miss you . You were such an amazing spirit whose smile and warmth was contagious and felt by all whenever you entered a room. Thank you for the patience and attention you gave to my Mom whenever you visited. I looked forward to your visits and the laughter you filled our home with. I will never forget the joy you brought with your irresistible laughter and smile. I am sad we were unable to see you one more time...I will treasure your memory and the times we had together. Love...

Pam and Family:

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Mother, Lois. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

We extend our thoughts and prayers for you during this difficult time.