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Lois Moran (Skinner)

Lois Skinner Moran passed away on February 26, 2012, after a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. She lived in Gaylord, Michigan, and is survived by her husband Ralph and adult children Kerry, Shannon, Brian, Clare and Colleen. She is also survived by her sister Susan and brothers Kevin and Dennis. Her parents, Margie and Jack Moran predeceased her. Lois was a realtor and, with her husband, Ralph, owned a B&B in Gaylord.

Lois' profile can be quickly accessed by the profile link on the bottom of this page. There also are some great pictures of Lois and her family. She was able to attend the Class 40th Reunion at the last minute to the delight of her many friends. Her smile, great sense of humor, and warm and fun personality were as engaging as ever. Lois loved travel and the outdoors and was, by all accounts, a formidable tennis player. She was very involved in community and church affairs in Gaylord.

A memorial mass is being held on March 2, 2012, in Gaylord. According to the funeral obituary, contributions in Lois' memory may be made to the Skinner family, through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734. Condolences to the family may be sent to 210 E. Main Street, Gaylord, Michigan 49735.



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03/01/12 09:42 PM #3    

Mickey Matthews

Thank you Lois for sharing your life with us, your friends and fellow classmates.  You will always glow and your radiant smile and personality will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to Ralph and your beautiful children.  You left way too soon!

03/01/12 10:15 PM #4    

Cathy Murphy (Miller)

One of my dearest childhood friends. SOOO many memories come flooding back. I love you, in peace my friend.

03/02/12 12:41 AM #5    

Michael Loughran

Although we rarely travelled in the same WJ "social circles", I'd known Lois since elementary school days - grew up in the same neighborhood. Losing ANYONE from our '69 tribe is sad. There's another star in  the night sky. R.I.P. Lois.

03/02/12 01:27 AM #6    

Chris Colao (Ellison)

How is it possible that Lois, the epitome of effervescense, is gone?  At our 40th class reunion, she was all smiles. This is how I will always remember her. She had a heart of gold that seemed to touch all of us fortunate enough to have known her and shared in her life.  To Ralph, the love of her life, and all her adored children, my deepest condolences. May your spirit soar, Lois.  Rest in peace, dear friend.

03/02/12 03:08 AM #7    

Robin Schatz

Such sad news.  Lois lived her life well and leaves those she loved with so many wonderful memories.  Rest in peace, Lois.

03/02/12 07:44 AM #8    

Kay McKeown (Hungerford)

So very sad to hear of the loss of one of our own.  When your peers start passing, it surely brings mortality much closer to home.  My prayers to her family as they go through this difficult time. 

03/02/12 10:41 AM #9    

Judy Jonucz (Dorsett)

My dear friend...I hear your warm laugh now as I think about you. I am so glad we got to catch up at the 40th Reunion. As always, your face lit up as you talked about your family and what you had been up to in the past 40 years. I feel privileged to have been your friend. May God Bless your family and give them strength through this difficult time. Rest in peace, girlfriend.

03/02/12 01:28 PM #10    

Tim Jablonski

We lost a great friend and classmate this week.  Lois was my neighbor, ride to school and occasional date.   I will remember Lois as a beautiful lady who lit up the room with her warm smile, kind manner and grace.   To me, Lois exuded Goodness.   She was always fun to be with.  Her laugh, her enthusiasm and her interest in everyone were infectious.  At the last reunion she told me numerous great stories about her life, Ralph and her 5 kids.  No doubt she was an awesome Mom.  I looked at her family picture last night and found it comforting to know that she and Ralph have paid it forward in a very big way with their handsome family.    RIP my friend.  

03/02/12 03:07 PM #11    

Paige Warfield (Garber)

Lois was so much fun to be with, we had a lot of fun and fake ID beers at the Zephyr together. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family, Paige

10/23/19 05:59 PM #12    

Richard Tipton (Lear)

I had immense respect for this vivacious lady! Smart, witty and always smiling. We've lost one of the best! 

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