Lois Kathleen (Petersen) Pires, 53, of Tucson, Ariz., was released from the bonds of Alzheimer’s and this earth into the arms of her Savior on Jan. 7, 2013. Lois was born March 30, 1959, in Omak, Wash. and was raised in Riverside, Wash.
Lois loved her family and her Lord. She also enjoyed traveling. Lois had a passion for learning and teaching. She took great pride in having home schooled her children from birth through high school.
Her gentle spirit and kindness was shared with everyone she knew.
Lois is survived by her husband of 26 years, Andrew (Drew); their son, Alexander; and daughter, Alyssa. Also surviving are her sister, Cynthia (Patrick) Orr; brothers, Carl (Heidi) and Andrew (LeAnn) Petersen and their families; and her aunt, Diane Doust. She was preceded in death by her parents, Butch and Katie Petersen.
A memorial service was held on Jan. 19, 2013, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Tucson, Ariz. There will be a local service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research, Dept. Neurology, 1501 North Campbell Ave., Room 7319, Tucson, Ariz. 85724.