Mary DeLois (Lois) Dollarhide Gilliam was born to Ernest and Lona (Smith) Dollarhide in Sallisaw, Okla., on May 26, 1932. She joined the Lord on Oct. 14, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Alice; and her brothers, Ulese and Ernest Jr. Lois is survived by her children, Wanda (Koger) Faylor, Steven Koger, Mary Gilliam and Kelly (Gilliam) Ziem. She is also survived by her sisters, Thelma Rucker, Addline Morris and Gloria Bolles.
Nothing brought her greater joy than her grandchildren, Tami, Kristyne, Sarah, Laura, Jamison, Keaton and Shonah; and her great-grandchildren, Katie, Hayden, Anthony and Tajah.
Lois had a zest for all she did and was always the life of the party. She embraced life to the fullest, and it was her feisty nature that got her through the hard times.
Come and celebrate Lois' life with us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Manzanita Baptist Church, 2040 Golden Gate Ave. Following the service, a potluck luncheon will be held at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Mohave Community Federal Credit Union, 2809 Stockton Hill Road.