Lois Mae Starnes (Moore) Stevens

May 24, 1928June 12, 2012

Lois Mae Starnes was born in Portland, Oregon on May 24, 1928. Raised by Leslie and Alice (Hallett) Starnes, Lois had one sister, Iris. Lois was raised in the St. Johns area of North Portland and graduated in 1946 from Roosevelt High School. Lois exchanged wedding vows with James Moore in Portland, Oregon, on October 27th, 1946. They had six sons – Michael, Harold, Thomas, David, Ernest, and Brian; and one daughter, Carol Ann. Carol Ann passed away at a very young age in 1952. The family relocated to West Portland and all six boys grew up in the Bonny Slope area. They attended Bonny Slope Grade School, Cedar Park Junior High, and Sunset High School. Lois was a very supportive and devoted mother to her six sons. She served as a den mother for Cub Scouts and was involved in her son’s lives and activities as they grew. They went on many camping trips, fishing trips to the coast, and enjoyed traveling as a family. As each child was born, the family would travel to James’ home in Tennessee to introduce the newest member of the family. Lois’ primary occupation was as a wife, mother, and homemaker, but she also put on Tupperware events and also served a sales representative for Tri-Chem Liquid Embroidery. She was a devoted member of Bethany Baptist Church and she sang in the choir. Lois enjoyed quilting, knitting, canning, visiting garage sales, and she liked to collect antiques, especially pink depression-era glass. James passed away in 1984. Lois moved to Boring, Oregon in the mid 1980s. She married Ralph Hyder in 1986. They later separated. She married Norman Stevens in 1995. They lived together in SE Portland until Norman’s death in 2003. In 2004, Lois moved to Woodburn, Oregon to live with her son, David. She remained in Woodburn until she was called home on June 12th. Lois is survived by her loving sons - Michael of Portland, OR, Harold of Woodburn, OR, Thomas of Aloha, OR, David and Ernest, both also of Woodburn, OR, and Brian, also of Portland. She is also survived by a sister, Iris Cochran, 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will take place in Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, at 1pm.

Lois will be privately laid to rest in Skyline Memorial Gardens, garden of the Last Supper.

Please visit Lois’ internet memorial and online guestbook at:

Safely Home

I am home in heaven, dear ones, Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed. I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last. There is still work waiting for you, so you must not idly stand. Do it now, while life remaineth, you shall rest in God’s own land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home. Ah, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come!


  • A Celebration of Lois' life Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lois Mae Starnes (Moore) Stevens

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June 23, 2012

Good morning, Boys: How I loved your Mother! Especially for her being such a good friend to my Mom, Helen Larson. A friend like that comes along once in a lifetime. As a teenager I babysat your Sister, Carol, and what a delightful child she was! By now, Carol has come running to meet your Mother in Heaven--and what a reunion! This is my prayer for my "kids", and I'm sure this prayer was your Mother's prayer for "you kids":I get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father Who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit--that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite Him in. . . . and that you will be able to take in the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love--it's breadth, its length, its depths, it's heights. Live full lives in the fullness of God. God can do anything, you know. . . by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us." Your Mom was one of the great women of Bonny Slope. And, she was always the same: loving, kind and sweet.

Carol Pointer (Donner, Larson)

Brian Moore

June 23, 2012

My heart is filled with sadness, yet knowing you are at peace helps. You taught me every thing I know especially love, compassion, forgiveness, and perseverance. The list goes on. Most of all, you taught me what it means to love unconditionally. You always showed me love in your special way, no matter what. You treated my friends as if they were your own. You set a standard of being, that one is left trying to match. A defining figure in my life, that I fear I may never compare. Mom I love you! Thank you for everything and give Dad and Scott a really big hug for me. I know that we will be together some day. Thank you lord for making that knowledge a reality. THEY DON'T MAKE EM LIKE YOU ANYMORE.

Your Loving son

#7 Brian G Moore

June 23, 2012

I was sorry to here the passing of "Mom" Lois Moore. She was a loving person to all of us that knew her. I grew up with all the Moore boys, lucky me!
Ralph Plummer (Canby Or.)

Vickie Martin

June 23, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May time and good memories ease your pain. Love and Blessings to All of the Moore Family

Margie Grosse'

June 22, 2012

Mike, Harry, Tom, David, Ernie & Brian,

I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My prayers go to each of you!

Paula Larson

June 20, 2012

This is the verse you taught me in Sunday School, I still remember it after all this time...
"Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth." Second Timothy 2:15
Throughout our lives, we have many friendships...from the casual to those that are precious beyond words.I knew our friendship would be forever the day I began thinking of you as family. My Mother and Dad and sister, Carol loved you and felt the same way. We discovered a kinship--a bond linking our hearts just like family. I was blessed because, in you, "friend" and "family" have come to mean the same!
Your made hard work seem like fun! You have blessed me with wisdom and inspired me with insight. This message is in honor of Helen and Lloyd Larson.
I am looking forward to meeting you at Jesus' feet for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!!
Paula A Larson from Bonny Slope

Marie Warren/ Grammer

June 19, 2012

I'm sorry to hear of Mrs. Stevens passing. I will remember her the most as Mrs Moore. As part of our Bonny Slope family, You will always shine, and be missed.. R.I.P. May you gather with my mom and grandmother and others and have your own reunion . and look down on us as we celebrate Bonny Slope in Aug. In loving memory.. to all..

Kimberly Moore

June 19, 2012

As a young newlywed, Lois gave me much needed support and help. She taught this young city girl how to make pickles, how to can and how to clip coupons to make every penny count. She was a good example of a godly wife and mother. She will be greatly missed.

Debra Grimm

June 19, 2012

As I know you are blessed by God. Such an amazing woman. I am greatful that you were a part of my life. R.I.P.


Lois M. Stevens 1928 - 2012