|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1929|
Silver Bow County
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 2009|
Obituary from The Montana Standard 12/09/2009:
Lois Marie Merrell, 80, died in Barrett Hospital and Healthcare, Dillon, on Dec. 7, 2009.
She was born in Butte on Oct. 7, 1929, to Ray and Grace Martinell. Lois was a lifelong resident of Beaverhead County going to elementary school in Dell and high school in Lima where she met her high school sweetheart, Don Merrell. She attended a year of college in Missoula. Lois married Don and they raised three children.
Lois worked at the Merrell Store in Lima until it closed and then went to work for the City of Lima as city clerk. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was initiated into Elva Boardman Chapter and later held the office of secretary for 33 years. She was a member of Mizpah Chapter 13. She held membership in Eastern Star for 62 years and was recently given an honorary membership in Liberty Chapter in Shelley, Idaho. She was treasurer of the Swimming Pool Board for more than 35 years and a member of the Ladies Aide of the Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Grace Martinell; husband, Don; and two grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother-in-law, Bonnie Merrell of Lima; children, Donna (Rich) Lukesh of Boise, Idaho, Paul (Sheila) Merrell of Saratoga, Calif., and Gladys Merrell of Idaho Falls, Idaho; six grandkids; seven great-grandkids; brother, Wendell (Carol) Martinell of Great Falls; and a nephew whom she held close to her heart, Douglas Martinell of Beaverton, Ore.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Brundage Funeral Home, Dillon, with services at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in Community Church in Lima.
Please make memorials to the Lima School Library, Lima Swimming Pool or charity of your choice.
Guest books are available at www.brundagefuneralhome.com and www.mtstandard.com/obits.
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
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