Lois Eileen Claflin, 80, passed away peacefully on Nov, 9, 2014, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by her family. Lois was a 50-plus year resident of Hood River. She was born March 18, 1934.
Lois met her husband of 60 years, Ralph Claflin, when she was a telephone operator at Medical Lake, Wash. They were married in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Lois also worked in the kitchen at the Hood River Valley High School as an assistant and cook.
Lois enjoyed gardening, canning, and farming. She also enjoyed quilting and made many award-winning quilts. She loved people and spending time with her friends and family. Lois and Ralph were members of the Wy’east Whirlers square-dance club, the Legion and Eagles clubs. After retiring, Lois and Ralph traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest and to Virginia, Texas, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin to visit family and friends.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Delia Johnson, of Medical Lake, Wash., her sister Maryls Weatherill and her daughter Donna Bailey of Odell, Ore.
Lois is survived by her husband, Ralph Claflin, of Hood River; son David Claflin, of Norfolk, Va.; daughter Dixie Arrington, of Parkdale, Ore.; son Kenneth Claflin, of Hood River; son Dayne Weatherill, of Hood River; and sister Fern Revill, of Medical Lake, Wash. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A private family graveside service will be held for Lois at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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