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Obituary for Lois Regina Ross (Richards)


Ross, Lois Regina

Lois was born on April 15, 1929 in Forest Lake, MN. She died peacefully at her home in Oakdale, MN on October 26, 2021. 

Preceded in death by husband Robert, parents Sam & Rose Richard, brother Stanley, and sister Alice Pryor. Survived by children Samuel (Jeanine), Joseph (Laurence), Gerald (Therese), and Mary; grandchildren Alex, Luke, Sara, Amy, Samantha, Kelly, Rachel, Courtney; and three great grandchildren Brady, Max, and Wyatt.  Lois will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. 

Lois always did her best for her children. She was supportive and encouraged her children to realize their dreams. Lois was a joy to be with whether watching movies, at holiday gatherings, plays, concerts, festivals, and travels. She was quick to smile, laugh, and always appreciated a good joke. She was generous and a mentor to many. Lois was always willing to help family and friends in need. 

Lois was independent and did not hesitate to tackle any project. She once said, “Give me the directions and I will fix anything”. Lois was a prolific artist in every form of fiber arts. She exhibited her beautiful work at shows including the Minnesota State Fair. 

Lois was a talented cook, baker, and candy maker. She took pride in preparing wonderful meals for family and friends oftentimes reflecting her Syrian heritage. Lois had a great love of chocolate only surpassed by her love for her children. She could make the most delicious chocolate desserts which many were fortunate to enjoy.

Our family appreciates the loving care provided by Mary, helping Lois realize her wish to remain at home. The Ross Family also wishes to thank Thao Le of Washington County Social Services, Kindred Care, and Kindred Hospice for all their help and support.  




Obituary as published in Pioneer Press- October 31, 2021


Lois R.

Age 93  of Oakdale

Formerly of Forest Lake

Graveside Service Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at Evergreen Memorial Garden, Mahtomedi.