Lois was born on April 28, 1923 in Ottumwa, Iowa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School and attended 1 year of Business College. Lois married a childhood friend named James. James was in the US Navy when they got married in New York. He was in the Navy for 23 years and they lived in many places like New Orleans, Norfolk, Virginia, and San Francisco. Their son Jim was born in San Francisco. After her husband retired, they traveled all over visiting friends and enjoying life in their 5th wheel R.V., ending up here in Cedar Rapids for the last 45 years. Some of Lois’s hobbies include quilting, knitting, and crochet. She used to belong to 3 Bridge clubs. Lois has 2 granddaughters and a new great grandbaby due in April. Lois is still going strong and is in the process of making a quilt for her newest great grandbaby.