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Lois Lehrer, 85

| November 8, 2010 10:59 AM

Lois Lee Meister Lehrer, 85, was born April 13, 1925, in Spokane, Wash.

She grew up in Spokane and after high school she sang and traveled with the All Girl Singing Orchestra. She lived in Moscow from 1944 until 1960, becoming a wife in 1945 and a mother in 1947. Lois was a homemaker, a Girl Scout leader and an active faculty wife at the University of Idaho. In addition, she returned to school full time, eventually receiving a B.S. in English and an M.S. in education. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and a charter member of Delta Theta fraternity.

Lois and her husband and daughter moved to the Los Angeles area in 1960. There Lois taught elementary school for 10 years, enjoyed oil painting, and was active as an Alpha Gamma Delta Alumna and in Republican women's groups. In 1984 she and her husband retired to the Coeur d'Alene area and Lois returned to the relative quiet of full-time housework. After the death of her husband in 1998 Lois lived briefly alone. From 1999 until 2010 she lived with her daughter. Worsening health led to two stays at Life Care Center in Post Falls, where Lois died peacefully on Oct. 22, 2010.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Lelia Lee Whitlock Meister and Frank John Meister, and her husband, William P. Lehrer Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Lehrer; her sister, Marilynn Louise Scott; her brother, Karl Frank Meister; her aunt, Rita Meister; numerous nieces and nephews; her "adopted" daughter, Bonnie McNamara; and her beloved cat, Rosie.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene Chapel. Anyone wishing to bring a small memento to be interred with Lois is welcome to do so. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery.

You may visit Lois's memorial and sign her online guest book at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.

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