Our mom, grandma, aunt, sister and friend, Lois Pearson Jolley returned to her Heavenly Father peacefully in her sleep Sept. 27, 2019, in Richfield. Lois was born Jan. 15, 1931, in TwoHarbors, Minnesota. She grew up with her younger sister, Phyllis, in Twin Harbors until their familymoved to Everett, Washington in 1948. Lois later met and married Dee Leon Jolley. Theywere blessed with three children,Lynnette, Robin and Paulette. In 1966, Lois and Dee decided totake their family on an adventure to Richfield where they established and operated the A&W Root Beer stand from 1966 to 1979. She worked hard to ensure their business was a success.
In 1988, Lois began working for the US Forest Service. Following her retirement, Lois and her best buddy, Chato (her dog), ensured their house was open to all. Lois never missed a grand or great-grandchild’s birthday with a personalized birthday card from her and Chato that included photos of the birthday boy or girl. Cards were eagerly anticipated for every birthday. Together Lois and Chato never missed a Seahawks game.
Lois overcame many hardships and challenges in her life, including the death of her husbands, son and grandson. She was tough and resilient. She shared her love of camping, fishing and hard work with her children and grandchildren. Pots of Lois’s signature dishes, “chop-suey” and potato salad, will continue to be made and enjoyed per her detailed instructions.
She is preceded in death by husbands, Dee Leon Jolley, Marion “Powder” Brown and Vern Jolley; son, Robin Dee Jolley; and grandson, Ryan Sheldon Buchanan.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynnette (Sheldon) Buchanan, Venice; and Paulette (Randy) Ogden, Las Vegas,Nevada; daughter-in-law, Sharry Jolley, Richfield; and sister, Phyllis (Chuck) Ruebush, Marysville, Washington. Grandma Lois will be missed by her eight grandchildren and spouses, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Richfield City Cemetery.
Lois’s family wishes to thank doctors, home health care and staff, hospice and Stonehenge Rehabilitation Center for their care and support of both Lois and her family.
Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary Richfield, Salina, Manti.
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