Lois Ida (Paine) Waldo joined her Lord and loved ones on Feb. 7, 2006. She was 90 years old, born Jan. 14, 1916, in Otter Tail County, Minn.
Lois graduated from high school in Deer Creek, Minn., in 1934. She married Walter S. Waldo on Aug. 13, 1937, in Hewitt, Minn., and they came west to Oregon shortly thereafter. They lived in a variety of locations, and for 67 years as best friends and sweethearts, they enjoyed exploring each area. They came to Kingman in 1985 and were happy to stay.
Lois was not just a homemaker, she was a wonderful wife to Walter and mother to Ralph and Leona. She will be most remembered by her solid faith in God, love and devotion to her family and church family, gentleness, patience, respect for others, her readings and her hugs. She loved people, visiting, reading, helping Walter on his projects, potlucks, family reunions, camping, traveling, walking, fishing, boating, riding bicycles or whatever adventure called to her.
Lois was preceded in death by Walter two years ago; her parents, Fred and Mabel (O’Neel) Paine; son, Ralph Waldo; sisters, Helen Bell and Ruth Wilson; and son-in-law, Ralph Kempf.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Leona Kempf of Kingman; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Paine of Sandy, Ore.; sister, Ferne Young of Tillamook, Ore.; brother-in-law, Ember Wilson of Estacada, Ore.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Irvin F. and M. Lois Waldo of Kingman; sister-in-law, Rose Waldo of Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; and step-grandson and wife, Jeff and Janice Kempf of Clearlake, Calif.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Lois Ida Waldo are set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 4715 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.
Contributions may be made to her church, the American Diabetes Association or a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Paradise Sunset Chapel, Phoenix.
Bonnie Eileen O’Day died alone at home, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. She was born Aug. 30, 1956, in Annapolis, Md.
Bonnie lived in Kingman for 15 years. For a decade she commuted to Laughlin, Nev., nightly to work as a casino card dealer. She raised her children with love in busy days between work and rest. Before coming to Kingman, Bonnie lived in Palm Springs, Calif., where she worked for the United States Post Office as a clerk. She was proud of her work there.
Bonnie is survived by her sons, Gary Jarvis Waters Jr., age 29, and David Wesley Waters, age 28; a brother, sister and father, in addition to her sons are her remaining family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Jarvis Waters Sr.; mother, Sharon Nicholson, who passed away in Bonnie’s home on Dec. 22, 2005; and her adopted dog, Machushla, who passed away on Feb. 7, 2006.
Her family says Bonnie was strong without rest, modest without guile, and kind to the point of self-sacrifice.
A private memorial will be held in her honor.
Condolences and thoughts may be made to her family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.
James Jackson Cason, 87, of Kingman died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in Kingman. He was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Moberly, Mo.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave. The service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3575 Shaeffer Ave. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.