Lois C. Weis of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Lois was born June 24, 1929, to Emanuel Alexander and Leona Faye Thompson on a ranch in Pitkin County, near Carbondale, Colo.
The family later bought a ranch 16 miles up the White River east of Rangely, Colo., where she and her siblings spent their childhood, helping with chores and attending school in a one-room school house at Angora, along with their cousin, Emery Mobley.
In her sophomore year, Lois stayed in Meeker, Colo., with family. She was graduated from high school at age 16.
She then moved to Denver, where she attended nursing college. Lois worked in the medical field almost exclusively until her retirement.
Lois moved to Texas, where she met and married Harry C. Weis. They moved to Southern California, where Harry worked as a building contractor. They both loved to square dance and were very involved in it.
They were married 55 years at the time of his death in April 2012. May 2012 brought Lois to Moab, Utah, to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Roy Lathrom. She resided there until health issues demanded more care. She moved to Grand Junction, Colo., on April 1, 2015, and she spent the last eight months in assisted living at Beehive Homes, where she made friends and enjoyed visits from family and friends. She also received loving attention from all the workers at the home as well as from her niece, Lori, and her husband, Nick,who took her to doctor visits, shopped for her and did whatever they could to help.
Lois loved to read, and, when she could no longer see, she read her talking books, which she thoroughly enjoyed. In years past she did a lot of fancy work, knitting, tatting, crocheting and embroidery. She also loved to bake and loved her roses.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Harry; her parents; two sisters, Muriel Devereaux and Melba Ester Thompson; and two brothers, Vernon and Larry Thompson and Jim Renfro.
She is survived by: two sisters, Pauline Lathrom and Phyllis Phillips; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, who will all miss her.
A graveside service will be held in Friona, Texas, at a later date.