1939 - 2016


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Lois Margaret Landon (Kleppen) Age 77, of Puyallup, WA, born on November 5, 1939 to Louis and Martha Kleppen in Osakis, MN and moved to Kelso, WA in 1941, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2016 at Life Care Center of South Hill. Preceded in death by Louis and Martha Kleppen, and beloved husband Merle Landon. Lois is survived by her brother Ivan A. Kleppen of Longview, WA, 2 nieces, Melinda Kleppen and Sherry Carpenter (Kleppen), 3 great-nieces, 2 great-nephews, 4 great-great-nephews, 1 great-great-niece, and many close friends who were as close to her as family. Lois graduated from Kelso Sr. High in 1957, went on to Lower Columbia Jr. College, and earned an AA in arts in 1959. She then went on to Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg, WA, graduating with a BA in Education in 1961. Lois married Merle Landon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longview, WA on August 3, 1968. They lived in Puyallup, WA in a beautiful farm home. Lois was a second-grade teacher at Waller Road Elementary in Puyallup for 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, stitchery, bowling, volleyball, travel, and her many cats. Her great joys in life were studying the Bible in Bible study fellowship, and spending time with family and friends. Burial and Celebration of Life March 2nd at 1:00 pm, New Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home, 9212 Chambers Creek Rd. W, University Place, WA 98467, 253-564-1311, www.newtacoma.com

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Peggy glen colebank

I ran into my favorite teacher from elementary school a couple of years ago. I was amazed that she still remembered my full name and that of other students from 1977. I had seen her a few more times since then and she was always happy to stop and talk for a few minutes. My condolences to her family. She will be missed but always remembered.