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Lois G. Whiting

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April 7, 2011 |

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Lois G. Whiting, 89, left us on Saturday, April 2, 2011, while surrounded by her family. Lois had been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for many years, but was always a sunny, loving and happy person; her positive outlook was infectious.

She was born August 23, 1921, in Minot, N.D., to Mable and Fred Galle. Lois and her sister, June, spent most of their childhood in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. She graduated from North Saint Paul High School in 1939 and Macalester College in 1943.

Lois came out to the West Coast and taught English in Grants Pass, Ore., after college. She moved to Seattle, Wash., as a Northwest Airlines stewardess and met her husband, Bill Whiting. They were happily married for 46 years, and had two girls, Gail and Kay.

They lived in Seattle until 1968, when they moved to Salem, Ore., to expand the family business. Lois worked with her husband at the company and volunteered in the Oregon governor’s office, Salem Hospital, numerous political and civic organizations, and the church. Lois loved to play the organ, garden and travel with her husband — often to warm and sunny Hawaii with their good friends.

Lois is survived by her two loving daughters: Gail Feenstra of Davis, her husband, Robert, and children Heather and Evan; and Kay Watanabe of Redwood City, her husband, Noboru, and son Milo.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 17 in the Third Floor Club Lounge at the University Retirement Community.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, or a favorite charity.

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