Lois M. Fode

Lois M. Fode, after battling cancer for 14 months, passed away on June 2nd, 2007, at the young age of 72.

She was born to Dallas and Dorothy Vaughn in rural Gregory, SD, on September 3, 1934. Lois married Fred Fode on November 1st, 1953, at Lutheran Parsonage in Burke, SD.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Vaughn; one sister Luella Belle Ravellette, of Philip; nine brothers, Donald, Leo, Derald, Lloyd, Merle, James, Jerry, Dennis and Randall; her husband, Fred, of 53 years; and her three children, Patsy and her husband, Richard Lopez, Monie and husband, George Boulware, Gregg and his wife, Deanna Fode.

She has eight grandchildren: Brandy, Janelle, Jennifer, Candice, Jeffery, Leeann, Michael and Matthew; 10 great grandchildren; and extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dallas, and her brother, Billy.

She will be remembered for her volunteer work of 25 years at the Mammoth Food Bank and Thrift Store.

Memorial Services will be held on June 25, 2007, at the Burke Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Her final resting place is at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in her name to the American Cancer Society.