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1928 Lois 2020

Lois J Lulow

March 26, 1928 — May 14, 2020

Lois June Lulow March 26, 1928-May 14, 2020 Lois was born in Hansen, Idaho to Hance and Creola Ross. She was the 4th of 6 children. Hance was a ditch rider for TF Canal Company, so Lois grew up mostly in Hansen and Hollister. She graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1946 due to the teacher shortage during WWII. Lois met James Edward Lulow at a dance in Hansen, ID. They were married on June 14, 1949 in Winnemucca, NV. Jim joined the Air Force during the Korean War and they were stationed in Texas, Illinois, and Moses Lake, Washington, where Lois became a mother to Paula Lulow (Gooding). Jim was then stationed in Iceland, so Lois and Paula stayed with Hance and Creola at the Siphon by the canal, south of Kimberly, ID. Lois and Paula then joined Jim when he was stationed in Sacramento, CA. They moved to Eden, Idaho in 1955 after Jim got out of the service. It was there he started his auto shop in a single car garage, next to their home. As the business grew, Jim built a new shop building across the street. This is where Lois and Jim learned how to be a great team as the shop got busier. Lois ran to town for parts while Jim did the repairs. In February 1962 Jim and Lois welcomed their son Jim Edward Lulow, Jr. (Jimmy). They hoped if they had their children spaced out the children wouldn’t squabble. Didn’t quite work out that way. Lois and Jim loved gardening. They had their own “Garden of Eden” that included fruit trees, berry bushes and lots of room for vegetables. Lois did lots of canning and her applesauce and jelly were family favorites. They had a 2nd kitchen in the basement for canning in the new house they built, so that they had a cooler place to work when it was so hot. The Lulow’s had a bus that they converted into a camper so the four of them could camp with their extended families. Camping, fishing, hunting, firewood trips all with extended family were the highlight for them all. Especially summer camp at Elk Creek. Lois did a lot of the camp cooking with her sister Betty. Lois made peanut butter fudge, and Betty would make regular fudge and they’d pop popcorn and have family singalongs with Uncle Ray and his accordion. Lois and Jim worked well together in the business for 30 years until Jim passed away suddenly in 1986. Lois was a caretaker; she took care of older relatives, friends and family and knew lots of sorrow due to her carrying nature and because of the short lives of some family members. Lois sold the auto shop after Jim’s death and eventually moved into Twin Falls to be closer to her daughter Paula and Paula’s family. Lois was a wonderful grandmother to her grandsons Jeffy and Jeremy Gooding. Since she always loved baking she would make special treats for them. Lois sewed a ton! She kept track of the number of quilts she made each year. Lois nearly earned the title ‘polyester queen’ since she excelled at making quilts and lap robes out of retired clothing. Her quilts are often recognized by whose pants or jacket fabric was woven in each pattern. She often donated her lap robes to the American legion for vets to use in their wheelchairs. Lois donated quilts to Valley House and family members. Lois, Betty and Paula often baked fruit cakes and never let their time go to waste. They made plans and kept busy including the grandsons and grandkids in the fun. Holidays were full of traditions, even down to the bowls the fruit salad was served in. The red bowls each family had were gifts from Lois’ Aunt Nona. Lois and Jim picked fruit in Oregon and Washington when they were young and loved visiting the coast. Lois and Jim took Motorcycle trips with their friends and always took Grandpa John with them when they went camping, fishing and hunting. Lois and Jim started bowling when they returned to Idaho on individual and mixed leagues. Later on, Lois and Paula were very active in a bowling league often traveling to the Idaho State Tournaments. Jimmy lived out of state until moving back to Twin Falls in 1998. He and Lois were two peas in a pod and traveled for doctors’ visits and often ate out together with Jimmy’s friend Curtis Johnson. Jimmy passed away in 2012. After Lois became a great-grandmother she would spend Saturdays visiting the great-grandkids at Paula’s house. She would knock on the screen door then holler “You-Who” down the hall to let everyone know she had arrived. So, all of her great-grandchildren called her Grandma Yoo-Hoo. It made for some fun explanations during conversations with people who didn’t know who we were talking about Lois moved to Bridgeview around 2015 where she lived independently until recently. We sincerely thank all those Bridgeview staff that assisted Lois during her stay there. There were numerous individuals that went above and beyond for Lois. We are comforted by the reunion we imagine Lois having with her husband Jim who she has been missing a lot lately as well as her son Jimmy, sisters, brothers and parents. Pre-deceased by Husband- Jim Lulow Son- Jimmy (Randy Davids) Great-Grand-Daughter Leah-Jean Gooding Parents- Hance and Creola Ross Father-in-Law John Lulow Brothers- Paul (Thelma) Ross Ray Ross Sisters- Mary (Chuck) Lown Betty Pollard Nephew- Peter Ross Survived by Daughter- Paula (Jeff) Gooding Grandsons- Jon Jeffrey (Roni) Gooding, Jr. Jeremy (Heather) Gooding Great-Grandchildren Nicole Medina Ethan Gooding Natalie Gooding Emily Gooding Samantha Gooding Alexander Gooding Griffin Gooding Brother- Robert (Nita) Ross Nieces & Nephews Joe and Kathy Cooper and children Judy and Kevin Stanger and children Janie and Larry Steigemeier and children Les and Virginia Pollard and children Roz and Loren Radar and children Sandlee & Arthur Fairbanks and children Keli Sutton and children Ted and Barbara Ross and children James Ross & Kevin Ross and children Dan & Betty Lown and children Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday,June 2, 2020 at Hazelton Cemetery.
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