January 3, 1940 – February 2, 2019
Lois Leona Urton, 79, of Medford, Oregon passed away February 2, 2019. She was born January 3, 1940 in Long Beach, California, to Lloyd E. and Anne E. (Thorne) Christiansen.
She met William Urton through mutual friends and they were married in November, 1955. Lois worked at the White Front in California until they moved to Southern Oregon in 1970 for Bill’s firefighting career. Lois was a long time employee at the North Medford Walmart. She retired from Kmart when the Medford location closed. She made many lasting friendships and will be missed by many. After Bill passed away, Lois was bitten by the travel bug in about 1991 and enjoyed many places with a dear friend, Mima, such as Hawaii and Alaska. She also traveled with family to Mexico, Grand Cayman and Alaska. There were also numerous fun road trips to be had.
Of all the things Lois did in her life, watching her great grandchildren grow was her favorite. She also enjoyed monthly luncheons with her Kmart alumni, and her beloved rat dogs, Buffy and Mocha.
Lois is survived by her children, Edward Scott Urton, and Christina Ann Urton, 7 grandchildren; Levi James (Raquel) Urton, Derick (Tiffany) Price, Caleb (Logan) Burns, Allena Burns, Olivia (Mike) Sweeney, Alec Andrew Bauer, Gage Bauer and 9 great grandchildren; Jacob Levi Urton, Nathaniel Urton, Scarlet Burns, Coralyn Price, Jude Sweeney, Norah Sweeney, Adaline Price, Elinor Price, and Mila Sweeney. Lois was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William E. Urton.
Lois loved to laugh so her final joke was leaving her 2 little rat dogs to her daughter Christina.
In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated in Lois’ honor to Oldies but Goodies Animal Rescue, 541-621-6250.
Celebration of Life
First Christian Church
1900 Crater Lake Avenue
February 13, 2019
Such a wonderful woman! Lois and I were roommates at the Chicago chatroom bash (2001) and I enjoyed her immensely! She would comment on Facebook to me at least weekly......what a beauutiful soul.......I can not tell you how deeply saddened I am to hear this news, your mother was obviously loved by many and I will miss her, as I know you will. I take heart to know that a good person did not have lengthy suffering..... believe it when I say, she went straight to heaven.
Fly high with the angels, friend..
Much love, Sharon
February 9, 2019
I knew Lois when she was 15 years old. She was going with my best friend Bill Urton. Later, we started double dating with my high school Sweetheart Mary whom I married. Lois & Mary were very good friends. Bill was Best man at my wedding. Mary died of cancer in 2017.