Sept. 23, 1930 - July 16, 2012
Lois Marilyn Fenderson, wife of Willard Fenderson, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2012, at her home in Prineville. She was 81 years old.
A 45-year resident of Prineville, Lois was born on September 23, 1930, in Worcester, MA, to Herbert and Myrtle (Carlson) Lundell. She attended school in Worcester and graduated in 1948 from the High School of Commerce, and in 1950, she graduated from the Salter Secretarial School and went on to work at the Worcester County Courthouse as a title examiner. Later, Lois would work for the Crook County School District for 17 years, retiring in 1989.
She married Willard Fenderson on June 25, 1954, at Tiller, OR. The couple then moved to Canyonville, OR, for two years followed by nine years in Brookings, OR. Lois moved to Prineville with her family in 1967, where her husband was pastor at Prineville Community Church for 27 years.
Willard and Lois recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 25.
Her greatest joy was working with children at school and at church. She taught Sunday school for 50 years and greatly enjoyed music, flowers, and her family. She played organ and piano at church and nursing homes for many years. She was an active participant in the Prineville Christian Womens Club and for over 15 years, Lois was a volunteer at the Crook County Christian School.
In addition to her husband, Willard, survivors include daughters Wendy Knottingham (Dennis) of Yuba City, CA; Laurie McAlister (Randy), of Tualatin, OR; Heidi Feely (Don), of Canby, OR; Kathy March (Monte), of Prineville, OR; and Rose Lopez (Greg), of Dundee, OR, sons, Brian Fenderson (Ann) of Salem, OR; and Kevan Fenderson (Wendolyn), of Lewisville, TX, and 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her parents.
A private family graveside will be held for the family at Juniper Haven Cemetery and a memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., July 19, at the Prineville Nazarene Church, followed by a reception. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to the Crook County Christian School. Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home. Please visit www.PrinevilleFuneralHome.com to share your memories or express your condolences by signing the on-line Guest Book.