Lois Jean Miller

Services May 12

 

    Malott, Chelan, Wenatchee

 

Lois Jean Miller, 92, passed away May 1, 2017 at Regency Wenatchee Nursing Center.  

Lois and her husband, Roscoe, lived in Malott surrounded by a 4 acre orchard for 60 years. After her husband’s passing in 2003, Lois moved to Heritage Heights Assisted Living in Chelan to be close to her daughter, Kathi Fedor and son-in-law Jan.  

In Malott, Lois worked hard in her huge garden every year which produced a bounty of fruits and vegetables always sharing with friends.  She took great pleasure in her many roses and tended to them as if they were her children.  She always found time to sew school clothes, prom dresses, Christmas Tolo gowns and Rainbow formals.  On a couple of occasions, she was finishing hemming a gown just minutes prior to her daughter’s prom date knocking on the door.  Lois canned everything that could possibly fit in a canning jar, made apple sauce from Jonathan apples, cinnamon rolls, popcorn balls and, always, fried chicken on Sunday after church.  She baked beautiful pies, cakes and cupcakes for 4-H club bake sales and cakewalks.

Lois loved watching baseball on Sunday afternoons long before the Mariner’s existed.  She quickly became a devoted Mariner’s fan and remained so to the end.  She loved her many orange tabby kitties, some lasting longer than others, as we lived just past the Malott Improvement Club on Old Highway 97.  We would sit and cry on the front step after each had been run over on the highway. Then we would get another orange tabby, always named “Tiger” and the whole process would begin again.  

Lois was a “worrier” and could out-worry just about anybody.  It didn’t matter if it was in or out of her control, if she deemed it worthy then it became her worry.  And then there was Nat King Cole,  her very favorite singer.  He could have sung the phone book and that would have been just fine with her.  Pink was her color.  She loved pink.  It didn’t matter what it was, if it was pink, she loved it and that, in a nutshell, explains our family’s  1950’s pink Rambler.  

Lois was active in Chiliwist Club, Malott Methodist Church, Okanogan Eastern Star as Worthy Matron, Okanogan Rainbow as Mother Advisor, Okanogan Historical Society, Malott Grange, Okanogan County Historical Society, 4-H and The Good Sam’s Club.

Lois is survived by her daughters Kathi Fedor and son-in-law Jan Fedor of Chelan; Charlotte Richards-Finn of Keauhou, Hawaii; a granddaughter, two grandsons, and two orange tabby grandkitties.

Memorials may be made to the Malott Methodist Church or the Malott Fire Department.  

A public Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 12, 11 a.m. at the Malott Methodist Church.  

Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel of Okanogan is in charge of arrangements.

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