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Lois J. Last

Lois J. Last of Aurora died peacefully on Aug. 24, 2009 after a lengthy illness. She was 78.

Lois was born on Sept. 28, 1930 in Bessemer, Mich. She attended business school in Milwaukee, Wis. and worked much of her life as a bookkeeper.

In 1954 Lois married Harvey Last. They made their home in Zeeland, Mich. until 1963 when they moved to Denver with their two children. Lois was involved in her daughters Girl Scout activities, where her talents for sewing, knitting, crocheting and other crafts came in handy. After retiring, Lois became an accomplished watercolor artist. In 1995 Lois and Harvey moved to Rifle. They continued to travel and visit with family. Together they also enjoyed gardening, volunteer work and the fellowship of their friends at the Rifle Senior Center. If there was one motto Lois had throughout her life it was to celebrate family and friends.

Having suffered a stroke in 2003, Lois was lovingly cared for at home by her devoted husband. In 2008 they moved to their current home in Aurora where Lois lived until she entered hospice care earlier this year.

Lois is survived by her husband of 55 years, Harvey; daughters, Cindy (Michael) Horst, and Giney (Brian) Granger; granddaughter, Jennie Horst; grandsons, Kyle, Brad and Derk Granger; many family members and friends.

Lois will be remembered for her caring, enthusiastic manner and her devotion to family.

Friends and family are invited to share special memories of Lois at a memorial gathering to be held at the home in Aurora (23504 E. Clifton Place) on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 4-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Avenue, Rifle, CO, attention Marie George, Director.

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