Lois A. Rice
03/27/1934 - 06/16/2021
Lois A. Rice, 87, passed away peacefully at home on June 17, 2021. Lois was born in Florence, Oregon, on March 27, 1934 and grew up in Mapleton, Oregon. As a young adult, she lived in Portland and Salem. She married Daniel Pierre and they later divorced. She settled in Eugene in 1964, and always felt at home here. Lois worked in the registrar's office of the University of Oregon for more than thirty years. Lois loved the arts and loved to travel. She was a season ticket holder for the ballet, opera and symphony in Eugene, and loved the annual Bach Festival. She watched opera at La Scala and ballet in Vienna. She was a fierce advocate for animals and humane practices in science and medicine. She was a voracious reader and a huge believer in the value of education. She was constantly interested in learning and growing. Lois will be remembered by her family and friends for her ability to quietly navigate through the world without calling attention to herself, but always filling the space around her with a loving presence. Lois understood the value of silence, and when she spoke, she revealed her wit and wisdom, and her genuine care for others. Lois had an extraordinary degree of compassion for others. Those who were touched by her generosity and unconditional love are now realizing the enormity of her loss. Lois found immense joy in being a mother and grandmother. In turn, she was loved and adored by her daughter, Bethani Lynne Mayberry; son-in-law Steve Mayberry; and grandsons Simon and Oliver. Others who mourn her passing include her sister, Shirley Wood; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. There will be a celebration of life later this summer. Donations may be made to FOOD for Lane County, Eugene Ballet, or The Humane Society of the United States.
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Published by Eugene Register-Guard from Jul. 9 to Jul. 11, 2021.