OBITUARY

Lois Marie Painter

December 11, 1928January 13, 2022
Obituary of Lois Marie Painter
On January 13 our Mother, Lois Painter, left this earth to join our heavenly father. Mom was 93. She lived an amazing life filled with family and friends. We know she would have liked to say goodbye to each and every one of you. Her heart was so giving and filled with love but unfortunately her failing heart would not sustain her life on earth any longer. Please know how important you were to her. She loved her family and friends more than anyone can imagine. Mom was born to Ervin and Esther Knudson in Montana. She was the eldest daughter of three. They traveled a bit and then settled in Arlington, Washington where they lived on a farm. Mom left Arlington for the big city of Seattle when she was 17. She worked most of her career in Seattle. She was able to go from secretarial jobs, payroll, accounting and to computer jobs due to her ability to understand numbers and learn complex computer systems. She was able to navigate technology as it changed, a brilliant woman. She loved Seattle and shared the city with visiting friends and relatives whenever she could. Mom loved history, Museums, Seahawk football, Mariner baseball, social outings and the great outdoors. She loved traveling. Mom made it to all US states except West Virginia. She traveled as often as she could. Some highlights were living in Australia for a couple years, cruising through the Panama Canal and walking the great wall in China. She enjoyed every vacation fully, especially if she was with her friends or family. Mom was very active throughout her life, she bowled in several leagues with her husband Don and for 30 years did water aerobics regularly. She often said she was strong because of her lifetime of exercise. We think it was her candy stash. Mom lived in Everett and Seattle before finding her forever spot in Edmonds in 1962. She lived in Edmonds until her big move all the way to Lynnwood at Fairwinds Brighton Court. Her church Trinity Lutheran Church and Schools was right across the street. Mom loved Trinity and Fairwinds. She was able to worship, volunteer, play games and visit with her many friends and acquaintances at her home and church. Mom was very loving and generous. She shared everything with her kids, grandkids and friends. Thank God we all have so many great memories. Mom was preceded in death by her husband Don Painter, stepson Denny Painter, brother Dale Baldwin and first husband Bud Fox. Mom leaves behind Her sisters Marian Hiett of Burlington and Gale Malmstead of Lake Stevens. Her kids David (Khamla) Fox, Paul (Cindy) Fox, Denise (Jeff) Leidholm and Barbara (Hugh) McCormick. Stepchildren Tonda (Raymond) Saccamanno and Mike Painter. Others who called her Mom John Blaine, Ken(Kim) Ginnard, David(Peggy) Ajax and Jan(Mike) Williams Her Grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her many devoted friends. Due to concerns over COVID, MOM requested that we remember her at a small private service with immediate family at Trinity Lutheran Church and Schools with a grave site internment at Purdy and Walters in Alderwood. A virtual service for friends and extended relatives will be held via a virtual site February 11 at 12:30. Please reach out to Lois’s children for the details on the virtual information. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Trinity Lutheran Church and Schools. A graveside service for Lois will be held Friday, February 11, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.floralhillslynnwood.com for the Fox Painter family.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

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