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Obituary: Templin, Lois L.

Wed., Jan. 1, 2014

TEMPLIN, Lois L. Passed away on December 19, 2013 at Life Care Center of Ritzville at the age of 90.

She was born on December 11, 1923 in Edwall Washington to Clarence and Rose Bundy.

Lois attended the Edwall schools.

She enjoyed playing basketball even though she was just under 5 feet tall.

She also enjoyed acting in the production of “Little Women”.

She could be spirited and told the story of when she and another student were put off the school bus for telling the driver they could walk faster than he could drive.

Lois met Delbert (Del) Templin of Ritzville at a community dance.

They were married on October 6, 1941.

Lois helped Del and his brother Bob in building plans for the Circle T Restaurant in 1946 after Del and Bob had returned from service in WW II.

Lois often helped the family business by working as a waitress and was a customer favorite.

Lois was the beloved mother of Gary, Sharon, Diane, and Bonnie.

She was also considered a second mother to several friends of the family because of her special relationship with them.

She was known for her wry sense of humor; she could come up with quick one liners that would put anyone at ease.

Lois volunteered as a hair dresser at Life Care and helped decorate Ritzville Community floats for several years.

She continued to love sports and would keep her own statistics for RHS and for WSU football and basketball games.

For years, she enjoyed going to the class B Basketball Championship Games in Spokane.

She donated all of her programs to the Ritzville Historical Society.

She was a long time member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville.

Lois loved to listen to music and she and Delbert were very good dancers and would go out as a young couple to dances for their special low cost entertainment.

Then in later years they would dance around the living room to records featuring their favorite Big Band orchestras.

She tried to attend as many musical programs as she could and especially tried to support local talent.

Lois had a soft spot in her heart for dogs and had many favorites over the years.

She was very entertained by the beautiful birds that were attracted to her apricot trees or bird houses.

Her favorites were the quails that liked to parade outside the kitchen window.

Lois also kept several notebooks filled with her favorite poetry and sayings that were special to her.

Lois and Del celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in 2012.

Lois was proceeded in death by her parents, her brother Loren (Bud) Bundy, and in April 2013 her husband Delbert.

She is survived by her children Gary (Vernette) of Ritzville, Sharon (Robert) Loeffler of Redmond, Diane (Warren) Johnson of Walla Walla, and Bonnie Templin of Ritzville.

She is also survived by her sister Mabel Fry of Bellevue, grandchildren: Connie, Michael (Carla), and Curtis (Julie) Templin, Dayna, and Bryan (Arika) Loeffler, and Brandon (Sarah) Johnson, and Jason (Anna) Johnson, and nine wonderful great-grand- children, sister-in-law Bettie Bundy, and brothers-in-law Chester (Nita) and Robert (Mary) Templin and several beloved nieces and nephews.

The family extends gratitude to staff at Life Care for their devotion to her care and comfort and to friends and relatives for their prayers, love, and kindness.

At Lois’s request a private family gathering will be held at a later date.


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