Lois Colleen Lindquist

January 30, 1930February 8, 2021

Lois Colleen Carr Lindquist, age 91, of Jefferson, Oregon passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021.

Lois Colleen Carr held the distinction of being the first baby born in 1930 in four townships. She was born on a farm in Callendar, Iowa to Ernest C. and Florence L. (Stanek) Carr on 30 January 1930. Lois was baptized in the Methodist Church and went to school in Gowrie, Iowa. She was a member of Royal Neighbors Iowa and a life member of VFW Auxiliary in Albany, Oregon.

On 26 June 1949, Lois and Harold L. Lindquist were married in Fort Dodge, Iowa in a double ceremony. The couple, and four of their children, moved to Jefferson, Oregon, where a fifth child was born. They lived in and around Jefferson, finally settling on an acreage in the Talbot area. On 11 June 1990, Harold passed away after a lengthy illness. Lois took care of him to the end. She stayed on the farm for 18-years, until a car accident made her go into Jefferson, Oregon. After her husband's passing, she traveled to Australia to help a brother; she loved it there.

Lois loved her children, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and anyone who stopped to see her for a long or short time.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; great-granddaughter, Kaili Drew Webster; brothers, Claude and Ernest; and sisters, Joyce and Evelyn. Lois leaves to mourn her sons, Michael, Elwood, and Mark, and their spouses; daughters, Marilyn and Elaine, and their spouses (all so good to me); eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline, Iris, and Inez; a number of nieces and nephews; and many other relations.

A visitation for Lois will be held Friday, February 19, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, Salem, Oregon. She will be laid to rest by her husband, Harold, at Cox Cemetery in Jefferson, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to OHSU Palliative Care.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


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Verna Stanek Fischer

February 13, 2021

So, sorry to hear of Lois passing. I am glad that she got back to Iowa a few years ago. She stayed with me and we had such a good time talking about family and being in Iowa. Elaine please express my sympathy to you and the rest of the family.

Claudia Mckim

February 11, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Lois and I reconnected after Jae passed away. I loved hearing her stories. Wish we would have connected sooner. To your family you are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️