Lois June Geib

September 18, 1925January 9, 2018
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Lois June Heater Geib, 92 left this world to continue her journey on January 9, 2018 Lois was born September 18, 1925 in Sacramento, CA to Orie and Irene Heater. She lived most of her formative years in Thompson Falls, MT amid the huckleberries. She graduated from Thompson Falls High School in 1943. From there she attended Montana State University and Eastern Washington State College each for one year. While at Eastern she met Maurice Geib, who she married on June 9, 1946. They were married t for sixty two years until his death in 2008. Lois loved adventure and was a bit of a wanderlust. There was not a time when she was not thinking of her next adventure. Her adventures took her to China, Europe, Australia. As well as many trips to explore the United States. She really loved to see, explore, and learn about the world. Her interests also included reading (loving historical fiction), gardening, and preparing herself for a swim across Lake Roosevelt. Her summers were consumed with swimming, canning, weeding, and enjoying time with her family. Her life at Lake Roosevelt was a staple for her family and created many memories including late night skinny dipping and the ever popular “Herman Pocket Gopher,” stories. She was an active member of her church and truly loved her time with her friends. Those relationships allowed her a life filled with joy and love. She also was a member of Eastern Star, a Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School teacher, and apparently a bowler. Through all these experiences she was able to share her joy of learning. Lois is proceeded in death by her husband Maurice Geib, her Mother and Father Orie and Irene Heater, and her brother and his wife Robert and Fern Heater. Lois is survived by her 4 daughters and their spouses. Maureen and Andy Fisksdal, Charlene and Steve Short, Darcy and Pete Carstensen, and Jill and Duane Green. One nephew and spouse, Gary and Jan Heater; Sister in Law Genevieve Geib and Niece and spouse Paula and David Williamson and 13 Grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and even some great great grandchildren. A memorial will be held January 29, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church in Wilbur WA.

Memorials may be made in Lois’ name to the Community Presbyterian Church, 11 NE Cole, Wilbur, WA 99185 or to the charity of your choice.

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Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, WA is serving Lois’ family.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, January 29, 2018

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Joan Odenrider

January 31, 2018

Lois was a very special lady. I will always remember the fun times we had when she was our Girl Scout Leader. She was loving and patient.

Doug Pittman

January 28, 2018

Dear Family of Lois Geib

"When Julie and I first moved to Hanson Harbor, Lois and Maurice were the first ones to have us over to their River House. How they loved Lake Roosevelt and Lois's love of the River was shared with wonderful stories. My wife, Julie, also had stories to share with Lois and I loved hearing the history of the area and Lois's smile and laughter will always be remembered. Her kind heart will always be in my memory.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Doug Pittman (Hanson Harbor)


Shannon Cosby Schempp

January 27, 2018

Maureen, Charlene, Darcy and Jill,

Fondly remembering your mom - your house was always a fun place to be - lots of laughter and creativity. Love to you and your family.

Scott and Tami Warrington

January 21, 2018

Darci and Family,
Sending our love and prayers during this difficult loss of your sweet mother. Lois such beautiful woman and soul I will miss her truly. We shared some wonderful laughs, events , family and stories. She would always bring me walnuts from her tree.
Chase mowed the lawn and she even let him paint and refinished the swing.
Tight hug from us !
We loved her ❤

Bill McKay

January 18, 2018

Lois, you are so alive in your family, they remind us daily of your friendly nature. We were the lucky for the knowing of you ... magic

Gary Heater

January 18, 2018

I can still hear her laughter! Love to all of you, we will miss her.
Gary, Jan and Reagan Heater

Elaine Genor (Wiliams)

January 18, 2018

My heart goes out to the Geib family.

Judy Lindhag

January 17, 2018

Lois was a very special lady in my life. She was my Mother Advisor in Rainbow and always a friend and mentor! As a matter of fact, she was the one who started my search/response to Jesus! She beat me to Heaven, but I know it will be a sweet reunion when I see her again❣

Luci Klein

January 17, 2018

Rick and I send our love to you and our condolences. Lois was always smiling and a joy to be around.

Margie Meeks

January 17, 2018

Rest in peace, Lois, in the arms of our Savior.