Lois A. Boan

Monday, July 17, 2006

A potluck gathering was held on June 3, at the Yoncalla, Ore., Community Center for LOIS A. BOAN, of Yoncalla, who died May 31 of age-related causes at the age of 90.

She was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Green Forest, to Onie and Rebecca Asbury Wisdom. She married William "Billy" Boan in Joplin, Mo., on Oct. 21, 1934. He died in 1998. She worked as a cook for Yoncalla schools for 25 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Underwood of Denio, Ore., and Sharon Calhoun of Coos Bay, Ore.; three sons, Jerry of Madras, Ore., Charley of Yoncalla and Dennis of Lancaster, Calif.; a brother, Jim Wisdom of Carl Junction, Mo.; a sister, Melba Ebright of Joplin; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Melba Joslyn, died in 2003.

A private burial was in Yoncalla Pioneer Cemetery.