Lois Barbara (Spavin) ReMillard

Born: Sun., Nov. 15, 1914
Died: Wed., Feb. 10, 2010


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 15, 2010


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Lois Barbara ReMillard was born November 15th, 1914 at Hospers, Iowa to parents, Charles & Alta (Simpson) Spavin. She died Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon at the age of 95.www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com

Lois was raised in Sioux Rapids, Iowa and on May 27th, 1932 she married Miles Wilson "Mike" ReMillard in Canton, South Dakota. They moved to La Grande, Oregon in 1942 where Mike started working for the Union Pacific Railroad and was transferred to Hermiston, Oregon in 1950. They had lived in Hermiston ever since. Miles ReMillard died in 2000. Lois worked as a secretary for the East Oregonian Newspaper for many years. Lois was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hermiston. She was very active in her church and was a member of their quilting club. Lois enjoyed riding her bike and traveling in their travel trailer.

She is survived by Son, Michael ReMillard of Kamas, UT; daughter, Shirlee Nirschl of Pendleton, OR; 6 Grandchildren; 14 Great-grandchildren; 6 Great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Husband, Miles in 2000; Parents, Charles & Alta Spavin; Granddaughter, Diane Nirschl; 2 Sisters, Elinore DuBois and Ethyl Spavin; 2 Brothers, Donald & Russell Spavin.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Stanfield, Oregon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Hermiston or to a charity of your choice.

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Jim and Pauline Nirschl
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Shirlee and Mike: We are thinking and praying for you both. Your Mother was a strong and wonderful person who loved both of you so very much. We pray for her and sd know that she is at home now with the Lord. God bless!

Love, JIm and Pauline

Chuck and Kelly Spavin
   Posted Sun February 14, 2010
To the family of Lois (Spavin) ReMillard,
Our thoughts are with you from the Midwest. Lois's brother Don, was so fond of his sisters and they of him. Chuck remembers visits with Lois and with Eleanor as a young man. We regret that we cannot attend the services, but we have greatly appreciated connections via Shirlee over the past few years. May you find comfort in the memories of good times and healing of your heart in the celebration of Lois's life.
Chuck, Kelly and Cole Spavin