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Lois Anita Keesecker



October 11, 1921 to January 8, 2014

Lois was born in Albany, OR, the daughter of Nelson and Irene (Snyder) Gilmour.

Lois was raised in the Talbot area and graduated from Jefferson High School. She was active in the Talbot Community Church and the Women's Missionary Society at the church.

Lois was an encouraging person who loved and cared for her family. Her gentle sweet spirit will always be remembered by those who knew her. She loved Jesus and faithfully prayed for all. She was very generous and thoughtful.

Lois married Charles Porter Keesecker on February 13, 1942 in Chicago, IL. Lois worked hard on the family farm in Talbot; working side by side with Charles and raising their four children. Lois enjoyed gardening and reading and loved the outdoors. She often caught more steelhead than her husband. Together, Lois and Charles enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Arizona, Branson, MO and Palm Desert, CA.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Charles; her parents, Nelson and Irene Gilmour; brothers, Frank and Lee Gilmour; sisters, Louise Edwards and Jeanette Keesecker.

Survivors include her children, Charles Keesecker and companion, Dani Matthews, both of Keizer, Marilyn Patzer and husband Richard, Goldendale, WA, Thomas Keesecker and wife Peggy, Seldovia, AK, Andrew Keesecker and wife Shannon, of Jefferson; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A private burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home, OR. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Talbot Community Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Talbot Community Church in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington Street, Albany, OR 97321.


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