February 25, 1926 - November 30, 2016
Lois was born in Sioux City, Iowa to parents Glen and Hilda Law. She was the oldest of four children. The family moved to Pierson, Iowa where Lois attended a one room country grade school. She graduated from Pierson High School. After high school, she joined the Nurse Cadet Corps where she went to nursing school. On graduation, her services as a nurse were no longer needed by the military so she began her career in Sioux City doing private duty nursing.
It was there that she met her future husband, Edward Frett. They were married on September 26, 1947. They settled in Norwalk, California when Edward was discharged from the US Navy following the Korean Conflict and started a family.
Lois worked for 35 years as an emergency room RN. Upon retirement, Lois and Edward moved to the Sun Lakes community in Banning. She enjoyed knitting caps for veterans undergoing chemo treatment at their local VA hospital, made quilts for Head Start programs and teddy bears for the local police and fire dept. and being part of the Red Hat Society. When she could no longer live alone she moved to assisted living in Whittier and then to Lakewood Gardens (Downey) to be close to family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward, sons Michael and Steven and brothers John “Jack”, Paul and Don.
She is survived by daughter, Nancy and her husband Kevin Merrick, grand children David and wife Cecilia, Sarah and husband James Granger, great granddaughter Rebecca Granger.
A memorial mass will be said for Lois on January 20th at 10:30 am Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Downey.