Lois Lorena Anderson, a 50-year resident of Pacific Palisades, homemaker and Palisades High School employee, passed away on March 18. She was 81
Born in Altadena in May 1931, Lois graduated from MAD High School (Monrovia , Arcadia, Duarte). She received a B.S. degree in business administration from Woodbury College, where she was also a member of Alpha Iota sorority. She married Charles Anderson in 1955 and the couple had two children, Jan and Jeff, and moved to the Palisades in 1962.
Lois loved the beach, snorkeling, waterskiing, snow skiing, vacationing at Lake Mohave, line dancing, gardening, the dice game farkel, dominoes, reading, sewing and crafting. Traveling the world was her passion after her first trip to Hawaii in 1954 got her hooked. She visited many destinations, including Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, a safari in Africa and many sightseeing stops in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. She enjoyed these travels with her sister, Bonnie, and friends from high school, Lorraine and Betty.
Lois was a homemaker and volunteered for years in P.T.A., the Girl and Boy Scouts, Rotary Anne, P.E.O. and the Assistance League of Santa Monica.
As an employee at Palisades High, she was in charge of the textbook room and an assistant to the librarian for 21 years.
Lois was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and joined the Palisades parish in April 1962. She was involved in the Mr. and Mrs. Club, progressive dinners, the women’s bazaar, flea market and the women’s circle group. Her most favorite time was in the O.K. Room.
She is survived by Jan and Jeff; sisters Ora and Bonnie; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Chris and Tom; and 10 nieces and nephews. A remembrance was held at the Palisades Methodist Church on April 2.
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