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Lois Kathleen Hansell Perry

Ellsworth, Nobles County, Minnesota, USA
Death 24 Oct 2016 (aged 104)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 176331630 · View Source
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Born in Ellsworth, Minnesota, May 6, 1912 to Glenn Hansell and Viva (Kirk) Hansell, the family soon settled in LaGrande, Oregon. Lois was joined by her sister Wilma Hansell (Luehrs) in 1914.

During the depression, Lois attend nurses training at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Lois traveled to University of Michigan, following nurses training where she continued her studies, specializing in Anesthesiology. Following her course of studies, she was recruited by Dr. King in Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo, she met and married John Perry. During World War II, they traveled to Seattle, where John taught classes at Boeing. At the end of the war, they returned to Buffalo, but realizing they loved the West Coast, John applied for and got a job working for First National Bank in Salem, Oregon. Lois worked at Salem General Hospital and after moving to Portland in 1956, she worked at Good Samaritan Hospital.

John and Lois had three daughters; Mona Zakarian (Los Angeles, CA), Cynthia Keene (Skip) (Beaverton, OR), and Anita Matot Wagner Evans (Al) (Salem, OR). Lois is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Gordon, her sister, Wilma, husband, John, and sons-in-law Jim Wagner and David Zakarian. She also leaves 9 grandchildren (1 step), and eighteen great-grandchildren (2 step & 1 foster).

Lois was very involved with her church during her entire life and a memorial service will take place at First Christian Church in Salem, Oregon, November 19, at 2:00 pm. Remembrances should be forwarded to the charity of your choice.

Published in the Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal on Oct. 30, 2016.

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