Lois Jean Courtain
Longtime Estacada resident, Lois Courtain, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Sandy. She was 88 years old.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Estacada Funeral Chapel. Private Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Lois Jean Bauer was born September 18, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska to Charles William and Genevieve Garnet (Keller) Bauer. Lois attended elementary school in Omaha and high school in Los Angeles. After her father passed, her family moved to Oregon to be near relatives. There, she met Ernest Joshua Courtain. They ]\ married April 23, 1947 in Vancouver, Washington. They had three children, William (Bill), Nancy and Carolyn. The family lived in Gresham and Eagle Creek. Lois and Ernie moved to their present home in Estacada in 1987. She was a tax preparer and worked for H&R Block during tax season for several years. After they retired, they became snow birds in Arizona, driving their motorhome back and forth.
Lois was active with PTA, bowling and her community while raising their children. The family would travel to Kansas every summer to attend family reunions. They also enjoyed camping and fishing at Diamond Lake.
Lois enjoyed life! She was an avid reader and loved solving crossword puzzles. She completed numerous crocheting, knitting and sewing projects. Every summer she would spend freezing and canning fruits and vegetables. She was also an avid golfer and was a member of the Mt. View Women's Club. She was a member of the Estacada Moose Lodge where she played pinochle for many years.
Lois is survived by her husband of 70 years Ernie; son Bill, daughter Nancy, sister Billie Jean McInery; grandchildren, Derek Courtain(Stephani Carmen), Brandon (Rachel) Courtain, Traci (Dave) Dahl, Trisha (Josh) Fero-Bissonette, Jennifer (Josh) Laughlin, Barbara (Josh) Bailey; great grandchildren, Morgan and Allison Courtain, Chelsey Dahl, Caitlyn Bissonette, Emma and Samantha Laughlin, Jackson, Hudson and Harrison Bailey. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn in 2004.
Lois will be greatly missed by her brothers-in law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.