Lois Irene Lay, 92, of Boise, a former longtime Northeastern Oregon resident, died of complications from a stroke on July 16, 2006, at Boise.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ginger Creek Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11918 W. Ustick Road, Boise. Visitations will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. prior to the service. There will be a short graveside service at the Union, Ore., Cemetery, at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Lois was born on June 14, 1914, at Baker City to Charlie Lewis Deardorff and Minnie Meyer. Her early childhood years were spent at Durkee and Vancouver, Wash., before the family finally settled near Baker City where she graduated from Baker High School.
Lois married Guild Duel Lay on April 1, 1938. They lived on a ranch near Medical Springs until selling it and moving to Union in the early 1970s. Lois had open heart surgery on her 87th birthday. She determined she could no longer live alone and agreed to move to Boise to live with her son.
Lois joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 16, 1969, after being taught the gospel by her daughter-in-law’s parents. She received her temple endowments on July 6, 1982, in the Seattle, Wash., LDS Temple.
She was sad to leave Union and her many friends, but she loved being in Boise surrounded by her grandchildren, who lived within three miles of her and visited two to three times per week. She quickly made friends in Boise and enjoyed attending the Boise Temple and performing sealing ordinances.
Survivors include her sons, Denzel of Chicago and Charles Hindman and his wife, Jeanette, of Boise; seven grandchildren living from Singapore to Qatar in the Persian Gulf; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 21, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor