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Lois Adele Hastie

January 23, 1941 June 20, 2019
Lois Adele Hastie
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Lois Adele Hastie was born January 23, 1941, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Arthur and Ethel (Adams) Roberts. When Lois was four, the family moved to Valsetz, Oregon, for a time, then moved on to the Salem/Keizer area before settling in Woodburn. When she was 14 years old, Lois was an avid dance roller skater and found a skating partner in Gene Hastie, who was 19. The couple had an instant attraction and were married in 1957 when Lois was 16 (and a half as she would always say). They skated together for several years, attending many competitions, until after their first child was born.Lois and Gene remained in Woodburn for the two years before moving to Salem for about six months while Gene attended college. In 1964 they purchased a home in Hubbard where they raised three daughters. The couple stayed in the same home all these years. Family was everything to Lois. She, Gene and their daughters were all very close. Lois played city league volleyball for several years when she was a young mother, passing that love of sport onto her daughters. She always found a way to attend her daughters sporting events. She was also bowled in a league for a time and enjoyed the sport as well as the socialization. Sports were in her blood and she loved to watch all kinds of sporting events on television. The family has many fond memories of summers they would spend at Suttle Lake, camping and fishing. There were summers where they spent every weekend at the lake. Lois felt so comfortable at the lake that that as their daughters befriended teenagers of the same age that worked at the camp store, she and Gene would leave the camper and the girls for the week while they went back to Hubbard for the work week. Lois worked for the JM Smucker Company in Woodburn for 28 years, retiring in 1998. She and Gene enjoyed travelling and were able make some incredible memories on several amazing trips. They went to three Hawaiian Islands (Maui, Kauai, and Oahu), made many trips to Canada, and visited both Disneyland and Disneyworld. They also went on cruises to Alaska and Panama. They enjoyed seeing new places and spending time together. Closer to home, Lois loved to go to the casino. She would go with Gene, her co-workers, her neighbors, her kids, anyone that was willing to go! And the grandkids – they were her pride and joy! Although they did not live in the immediate area, she loved each one of them so completely and never missed a birthday or holiday, always sending a card and a gift. When her daughter adopted a girl from China, Gene and Lois travelled to China with their daughter to welcome their newest grandchild into the family. Lois had three daughters and five granddaughters, so when her one and only grandson Brock came along, there was a very special connection. She travelled all over to attend his sporting events, to Medford often, and Portland, and even Washington for tournaments. She didn’t miss a game. Brock’s son Braxton was especially close to Lois, whom he called GG, just like his Brock did. Lois was able to spend a good amount of time with Braxton while Brock attended College at Western Oregon University, creating the same special bond with Braxton as she had with his dad Brock. She traveled as far as Montana to see her granddaughters Shelby & Sydnee’s sporting events.Lois was the most caring, compassionate, generous, loving, dedicated person. She was incredibly giving of her time, her love, and her money. She was an excellent cook and loved to cook big meals and host family gatherings. At Christmas time she would go all out decorating and making memories with her family. She will be profoundly missed by those that were blessed to love her and be loved by her. Lois passed away suddenly on June 20, 2019, just three weeks shy of their 62nd wedding anniversary. Lois was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Arthur Neil. She is survived by her husband Gene Hastie of Hubbard; daughters Lavonne (Mike) Schwendeman of Bozeman, MT; Janicé Hastie (Chris Stocks) of Portland, and Tamera (Dave) Heaton of Medford; grandchildren Kindra (Samuel) Maljaars, Brock Heaton, Addison Hastie (AJ Costilla), Shelby Schwendeman, Sydnee Schwendeman, and Kati (Cammeron) Davis; great-grandchildren Matteo, Braxton, Elijah, Emmett, and one more (Grayson) on the way; she is also survived by sisters Barbara (Harold) Ohm of Albany and Linda (Larry) Pearmine of Salem.

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