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Lois Evelyn Caine Ball

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 25th, 2013

BALL—Lois Evelyn Caine Ball, 92, of Florence, passed away June 9, 2013.

She was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Spokan, Wash. She lived in many places while traveling with her brother, Oscar, and mother, Alice.

She was part of the “Greatest Generation” and grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

She met her companion of 72 years, Roscoe Ball, in Cave Junction, Ore. Lois and Roscoe were married in Reno, Nev., on Nov. 23, 1940, and resided in Riddle, Ore., where they raised three boys.

In 1994, they moved to Florence and continued to receive visits from friends and family.

Lois will be remembered for her humor and quick wit. She was very talented in arts and crafts, needle point, making afghans, pottery and cake decorating. She provided beautifully decorated tier cakes for all occasions.

Her handwritten letters will be missed by her boys, along with her telephone message, “It’s Mom, all is well here! Just wanted to talk,” as well as her greeting of “Are you hungry?” when we walked through the door.

Lois was a member of the Mistletoe Chapter 114 Order of the Eastern Star and served as its Worthy Matron in 1953.

She was appointed to a four-year term to the Douglas County Library Board and worked at many jobs in her younger years.

She worked as a secretary for the Riddle School District and also drove the “Big” bus. She left the school to become the Postmaster of Riddle. She finished her working career at Roseburg Lumber Products and was a longtime member of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union No. 2949.

She was honored as Princess of Canyoneville Pioneer Days.

Lois and Roscoe spent their early retirement years traveling and enjoying their expanding family.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Roscoe; her three boys, Jim, Jack and Jay; her daughter of 50 years, May Lou — all of whom were all with her when she passed.

She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held at the Riddle Baptist Church on June 13. Pastor Carl Slaughter officiated.

Her final resting place

is Canyonville Masonic Cemetery in Canyonville, Ore.

Mountain View Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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