Lois Birr Gaylord

December 3, 1930November 16, 2021

Lois Florence (Birr) Gaylord , 90 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday November 16, 2021. She was born in Elmhurst, IL on December 3rd, 1930.

She was married to David Lewis Gaylord on May 16th in 1953. Lois worked as a secretary and devoted her time to raising her two children. Lois was most recently a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, where she volunteered with the braille group.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Gaylord, and son, Mark Gaylord.

She was survived by her daughter, Susan Pauley, and husband, Alan Pauley, grandchildren Leigh Gaylord, Dustin Pauley, David Gaylord, and Ashleigh Buurman, and husband, Michael Buurman, and 7 great-grandchildren Lily Gaylord, Charlotte Gaylord, Jules Buurman, Ellie Buurman, Josie Buurman, Henry Gaylord and Logan Buurman.

Her love of cross stitching, baking, playing cards, and reading will always be remembered by her beloved family.

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December 4, 2021

I remember so many good times, 4th & 5th of July neighborhood picnics, come as you are parties, makeshift birthday parties, my daughter begging dinners from Lois nightly, and just sitting on the steps in the summer evenings watching the kids play..

Goss Debi

December 3, 2021

So very sorry to read about your sweet mom. I remember the stairs in her home in Downers Grove - they seemed so grand to me. Many wonderful times there - your Mom was always so sweet to me. My condolences