Oct. 12, 1929 - Oct. 13, 2012
Lois Ball, 83, of Redmond, passed away October 13, 2012. She was born in Portland, OR, on October 12, 1929, to A.P. Vengelen and Mary Kathryn McGinnis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Ball and sister, Phyllis Vengelen. She is survived by her cousin, John Sandtsed, nephews, David, Richard and Michael Cascadden and Brad and Mark Peterson as well as her great-nieces, Markell Cowell and Sheana Dunn and Markells children, Weston, Aubrie and Katie.
Lois graduated from Marylhurst College in 1951 with a bachelor of science in education. She taught in Verboort and Cascade Locks and then in Rockaway, Oregon, for many years with her husband, Ed. She and Ed traveled the world, living for a time in Japan and teaching together in the Virgin Islands. Over the years, she received many letters from past students whose lives were touched by her kindness and caring nature.
Lois is an example of a life well lived. She was generous with her time and volunteered for a variety of organizations. Whether she was enjoying her friends, teaching students or working in the office, Lois bright smile and intelligent wit made it a pleasure to be in her company. She loved the Oregon coast and spent many happy days with her family and friends near the ocean. Lois spent the winter months in Palm Springs and died at her Redmond home in the loving presence of a family of her dearest friends. Her friends were an integral part of her life and she cherished them deeply. Lois will continue to be remembered through her philanthropic endeavors and involvement in funding various scholarships, foundations, museums, universities and churches.
How fortunate we are to have called Lois Ball a friend. She was indeed a very special lady, and we shall remember her and celebrate her life on Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Eagle Crest Conference Center. (Eagle Crest Resort, Golden Eagle Room) Time: 4:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. The evening will include a buffet.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Lois Balls name to any of the following: Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd, St., Redmond, OR 97756 or Neah-kah-nie District #56 Graduate Scholarship fund, PO Box 373, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 or Sisters Folk Festival, PO Box 3500 #304, Sisters, OR 97759.
Please visit Lois Balls Facebook page for further information about a memorial to be held in Tillamook, OR, and to share your memories and photos of Lois.