Lois Claire Waite
April 01, 1928 - December 05, 2015
One Of The Kindest Souls
Lois Waite passed away quietly in her sleep from Leukemia 9 years after the death of her husband for 56 years Mel. She is survived by her children Stephen (Renee), Jim (Margie), David (Elizabeth), Sherri (Dirk) and multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She and Mel traveled the United States multiple times in their RV. Fished point no point (mom holds the family record for largest fish caught: 42 pound king) and clammed the Pacific Coast beaches of Washington State. She and Mel claimed multiple awards for horseshoe contests. Coming from a sports family and then marrying into a sports family Lois attended more sporting events involving her husband, her children and grand children than can be counted. She was a devout Ingraham and Queen Anne High School fan as well as a fan of the Mariners, Huskies, Zags, Cougs and the Seahawks.
Lois was a skilled seamstress creating costumes for go go dancers, cheerleader outfits for multiple High Schools, children's clothes, wedding dresses, bridesmaid's dresses, stocking hats for the troops in Afghanistan, lap quilts and pillows for hospice. A skilled quilter she also taught quilting classes for Northwest Indian College.
Everyone she met loved and enjoyed her, truly one of the kindest souls one would ever meet. She was everyone's second mom or in some cases the mom people who met her never had. She was always willing to volunteer especially when it involved kids. She so enjoyed her friends from the Cascadian, Garden Court and Windsor Square. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends but always remembered for her kind, generous and inclusive heart.
A memorial will be held Sunday at 2 PM December 13, 2015 in the activity room 2nd floor: Refreshments will be served. Casual attire.
Windsor Square 9912 48th Drive NE Marysville, WA 98270
Donations can be made to Providence Hospice: 2731 Wetmore Ave Ste 500, Everett, WA 98201 or to Washington Talking Book &Braille Library (WTBBL): 2021 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121