Lois Marie Ness

October 1931 ~ December 2018

About the Service

Funeral services at Allen Mortuary on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:00p.m. with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

It is with heavy hearts, but uplifted souls that the family of Lois Ness announce her passing on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the age of 87.

Lois was born on October 2, 1931 in Turlock to Dale and Maude (Varner) Towler. She also had a wonderful step-father Charles Tharp. Lois was raised in Turlock, went to Turlock schools and graduated from Turlock High School in June of 1949. Immediately after graduation she married the love of her life, Fred Ness. Together they created a loving home and a family. They raised four daughters Teresa Ness Driskell, Deborah Ness Carter, Rinda Ness Paine, and Stephanie Ness Schell.

Lois spent the first years of her marriage creating a home and raising her children. When she did pursue a career outside of the home she went to work in the dental field. She spent 29 years in various aspects of dentistry from private practice to the Stanislaus Dental Foundation.

Lois was a wonderful cook, a great hostess, a hard worker and a devoted mother. She will be well remembered by those who knew her.

Lois leaves behind her four daughters, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Gladys Segars and Jean Sorensen, and by her loving husband Fred.

Funeral services will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:00p.m. with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Covenant Care Hospice or the charity of the donor’s choosing.

Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.


Remembrances

  1. When all was said and done, Lois was my favorite Turlock High School (THS) ’49 classmate. I transferred to THS from Southern California in my Junior Year and didn’t know anybody. We met and became friends in Tom Stephens’ Public Speaking class. I became aware that she was very popular, was a song leader, and was already spoken for by Fred Ness from Hilmar. We both enjoyed and prospered in the public speaking program and took part in several regional events. It turned out that Lois had a great speaking voice and could have been an outstanding newscaster. We attended all the THS five-year class reunions over the years, and the four of us (Lois & Fred and my wife Sue & me) usually sat together with outsiders Fred & Sue and classmates Lois & me having some great conversations. It was amusing that when I divorced and remarried, Lois was the only one of my classmates who noticed that Sue was a different wife! We socialized over the years when possible, both in Turlock, and here in Southern California. And we enjoyed visiting Lois in her own ‘apartment’ in Terry’s home in Turlock following Fred’s death. I am heartbroken to learn of Lois’s death, but know that she is in a better place. And we offer our prayers for her family in their loss.

  2. So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful lady with 4 beautiful daughters. While our Dad was in the care facility he would always smile when he saw her in the hallways and say how beautiful she always was. He would tell me about the many good times they had together. My prayers are with you and your families.

Leave a Remembrance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *