Lois Maye Howk Moller
Date of birth: December 16 1932
Date of death: March 5 2019
Lois Maye Howk Moller passed away on March 5, 2019, in Portland/Milwaukie, Oregon, at the age of 86 from causes related to age. She was born to Joseph W. Howk and Clara Linn on December 16, 1932, in Portland. She grew up in Ione until the age of 3; Condon until the age of 10; and in Troutdale until she married. The moves in eastern Oregon and then near Portland were related to her father’s position as a station agent for the Union Pacific Railroad. Lois graduated from Gresham Union High School in 1951. After high school, she attended secretarial school and worked for the Oregon State Welfare Commission.
Lois married Bill Moller in 1956. They lived in Fairview, and eventually moved to Gresham, Oregon. They were married for 59 years, until Bill’s passing in 2016.
Growing up, Lois was involved in church youth groups, Job’s Daughters, and Eastern Star. She was an attentive wife to Bill, who operated a wholesale nursery business with the extended family. She was a professional parent making sure her daughters were kept busy. This included acting as a Blue Bird & Campfire leader, guardian with Job’s Daughters, chauffeuring to music lessons & 4-H meetings, just to scratch the surface. She also worked for Mt. Hood Community College as a “permanent part-timer” during registration where she enjoyed helping the students. Lois shared many laughs & beach trips with her Bunco friends, a group that has been together for 50-ish years.
Lois & Bill enjoyed traveling together. There were several fun family trips across the country. Lois & Bill enjoyed two extended trips together to Great Britain. Antiques & collectibles were another interest of Lois’s. “The thrill of the hunt” with friends who also shared this interest were always a source of fun.
Lois is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Elisabeth (Liz) Moller of Portland and Anne & Mike McCallister of Gladstone. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Moller and brother, Alan Howk, of Lake Oswego.
A service is not planned in keeping with Lois’s wishes.
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