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Lila Lee Pobis


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Lila Lee Pobis Obituary
LILA LEE POBIS Born in St. Louis, Mo to Albert J. Lubich & Mary Lee Noble on May 17, 1935. Lila passed away on August 5, 2015. Lila was the devoted wife of Victor Anton Pobis for 54 years until his death in 2008. She was mother to stillborn son, Charles; 2 daughters, Patti Reynolds & Vicki/Jim Sams; Gramma to Jami/Steve, Jamie/Daniel, Ashley, Karli, Tori, Traci, Trevor, 2 great grandsons, Landon & Jaxon & many fortunate to know her as their Gramma too. Lila is also survived by her sister Gloria/Josef Wernli of Seattle, Wa; cousins Bob/Kip Minkey of La Canada, Ca, Frank/Pat Lubich of Oceanside, Ca, Linda Minkey-Maguire/Charlie of Foster City, Ca, Russell/Jo Pobis of Columbia, SC, Louis Steinhauser of St. Louis, Mo as well as many nieces & nephews throughout the USA. Lila is also survived by her life time childhood St. Louis friends of 75 years LaVerne/George Nichols. Lila grew up in St. Louis. Mo, & was 10 years old when WWII began. She had the responsibility of school & taking care of her baby sister while her parents worked at a small arms plant making ammunition for our soldiers. As a teen she worked in a dress shop & did modeling. In 1953 she met the love of her life, Victor Pobis, a WWII Veteran & now St. Louis Police motorcycle officer. At age 19 she married her handsome Prince. With their daughter Patti they drove to California in 1959 to visit family and moved to California. Vic began his career at the Buena Park Police Department & soon daughter Vicki arrived. Lila became active in the PTA at the girls elementary school & soon became PTA President. She then worked as a Teachers' Aide for 17 years. She assisted with an after-school program teaching girls how to care for themselves using proper hygiene. She brought smiles to young faces who now felt good about themselves. Lila was involved in the Buena Park Chamber of Commerce, did Volunteer work with other Police Officer wives in the community, loved tole/oil painting & dancing. She and Vic were members of a gourmet supper club with some dear friends. Lila and Vic were involved in fundraising and chaperoning their daughters high school choir's trip to Hawaii to sing on the Arizona Memorial. In 1983 Lila and Vic followed their daughter Vicki & her family to Moreno Valley, Ca. She continued her painting, spending time with her grandchildren & working as a sales person at Mervyn's for many years. She loved bringing home all the bargains she found. She was also a member of her neighborhood bunco group & loved having this girl time with her friends. In 2004 they moved to a retirement community in Sun City, Ca. She loved her friends, bunco, shuffleboard, chasing after the water volley ball, ladies luncheons, supper clubs & being part of such a friendly community. After her beloved husband passed in 2008 she loved taking her "Bella" to the doggy park each afternoon to share stories with her friends. Besides Bella, she lived for the dances she always attended. She was loved by all there. Lila was raised Catholic. Although in her adult years she did not attend regular church services she carried her love for the Lord in her everyday life & believed she would someday be invited to enter the gates of heaven. Lila is and was well loved by her family and friends. She always had a joke or a saying to share with a smile on her face. She always looked for the best life had to offer and cared more about others than herself. Lila will live on in our hearts. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Miller-Jones Mortuary located at 26770 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, CA 92586. Viewing is from 10 o'clock am until 12 noon. Memorial service will start at 12 o'clock noon. Interment will continue at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area 8 at 1:31 pm.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 11, 2015
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