Born and raised in rural North Carolina, she Married Jim Lambert in 1963 and Spent 20 years traveling the world as an Air Force wife and mother. She and Jim retired in 1995 and became White Mountain Camps hosts. They loved meeting other retirees and campers while living and enjoying Arizona’s high country. She had 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She always had a crew of Bingo Buddy’s that enjoyed going to Fort McDowell, hollering “Oh Sh*t” and playing slot machines. She was first to laugh, first to curse (when someone else yelled BINGO). She enjoyed her yearly Vegas trip. Part of her heart is probably still in a slot machine.
Lois raised many barky dogs. She and Jim owned Chihuahua’s from 1978 until she passed, leaving her beloved “Gingy” with their 40 year friends Burl and Joyce.
She loved to get her nails and feet done. In the end, the doctors and nurses asked if she had her nails and feet done for them. They looked great
She always knew where to buy Pepsi Cola and Dasani water for the best price.
She was a waitress for many years, working at Nachos, Lil’s Ranchway and Perkins.
She loved her Diamondbacks Baseball Team. Never missing a game.
Lois was so quotable:
“Kiss my grits”
“I’m Set” (bingo)
“I’m one away” (bingo)
“That’il learn you, dern you”
She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff to her daughter and sons who have no idea what to do with it. So if you’re looking for two large recliners, A Bag full of Bingo dabbers, an Android phone (worn out playing Candy Crush), You should wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch. Tomorrow would be fine.
We sure love and miss you Mom.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Lois. Saturday, June 17th from 12:00-3:00 at The Resort RV Park. 1101 S Ellsworth Rd. Mesa, AZ 85208. Please text or call Ken at 602-527-5488 for the gate code. Lunch will be served.
It’s funny how our parents became best friend’s, started with Laura n my sister be coming best friend’s in Jr high school n of course all of us kids becoming friend with each other n all the years our parents camping all the time together n them becoming great friends .. blood doesn’t make you family it’s your heart that does, Laura, Dave, n Ken an to all your kids n grandkids y’all are our part of this family forever n always.. gingy doesn’t like me yet especially when she’s on my parents laps she tries to bite me except when I gives her treats with bandit n Sandi but that’s okay ill just have to get over her not liking me hehe.. our thoughts n prays are with you guys, n I know your parents are watching over all of us along with my brother Danny and sister Cindy.. I’m sure your dad is picking on both of them like he use to when we were young lol.. i love y’all vey much.. we are here if y’all need anything.. xoxoxo
Sorry I can’t be there Lois is my first cousin raise together she will be missed always in my heart