Lois Wilson

October 27, 1922 to August 28, 2015

Lois Trezevant Wilson, born 1922, passed away suddenly of heart failure on Friday, August 28th, 2015 in her 93rd year. A memorial will be held in Downey where she had many friends, having been involved with the community since moving there in 1968.

She was much loved and admired for her cheerful optimism and unflagging spirit. She was still active, volunteering at the Downey Library Friends Books Store once a week, in addition to pool exercise at the Y, a board member of the Downey Historical Society, along with emailing and lunching with friends. She also spent 35 years volunteering at the Downey Regional Hospital where she racked up more than 10,000 volunteer hours.

She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her first job was with the telephone company and on her first day of work, Dec 7, 1942, the switchboard lit up like crazy! She and her husband Phil moved to Downey from Texas, on June 6, 1968, the day of RFK’s assassination.
After 44 years of marriage, Phil died in 1987. They had 4 children. Lois is survived by 3: Marion Dies, Scott Wilson and Terry Wilson. Her eldest, Alan Wilson died in 2002. She is also survived by 4 grandsons: Mark Wilson, Nicholas Dies, Steven Dies, and Dustin Wilson; and one great-granddaughter, Elliette Wilson.

She loved books and people and had a wide circle of friends because of her kindness and interest in them. A Celebration of Life will be from 12-3pm on Saturday, September 19th at the Barbara J. Riley Community Center, 7810 Quill Dr., Downey, CA 90242.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Friends of the Downey Library, the Downey Historical Society, PTA H.E.L.P.S. or the YMCA.

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