Lois Lorraine Roos

07/17/1919 — 03/21/2012

From Wenatchee, WA, US | Born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Lois Lorraine Roos

Lois Lorraine Chamberlain Roos, age 92, passed away peacefully with her family attending her on March 21, 2012. She enjoyed bright mental acuity throughout life, even writing poetry on the day before her passing.

Lois was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 17, 1919 to Harry and Annie Chamberlain. She studied English Literature at the University of Utah and married Worlton "Doc" Harvie Roos on October 23, 1940. Lois and Worlton moved to Richland, Washington with the Manhattan Project in 1943 where Worlton worked as a safety engineer, and Lois worked as a librarian in the technical libraries supporting the Hanford site. Together, they raised six children: Sharon Roy-dcsd Kent of Richland; Olivia Dean Yancey of Blackfoot, ID; Raymond Bonnie of Carmel, CA and Logan, UT; Richard Julie of Benton City; Roger of Boise, ID; and Lisa Welcome Sauer of Wenatchee. Lois is proud of her many dearly beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is dearly loved by all, and her family will forever live in gratitude for the blessing of having Worlton and Lois for parents and grandparents. Lois lived her final years in Wenatchee, WA. Worlton preceded Lois in death in 2000, and she is survived by two brothers: Ernest Faye-dcsd of Salt Lake City, UT, and Robert Louise of Bountiful, UT.

Lois was a life-long active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed her many years in Richland and her participation in a variety of civic associations.

Lois celebrated her life with her family a few days before her passing, calling it the nicest funeral she had attended. A public viewing is scheduled at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland on Monday, March 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. An interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens will follow.

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  • I was so sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. She was a lovely and kind lady. The Roos family were back yard neighbors of ours for many years. Our thoughts are with the family.

    Lucille Butcher and family.

    Lucille Butcher
    November 4, 2014
    Seattle, WA, US
  • Dear ROOS family, Our dear friend, Lois, was an inspiration to all who knew her. She had such a positive outlook on life that she made everyone feel important and left us better than we were before. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Our Love and Sympathy to each of you. Don & Gloria Brown & Family.

    Don & Gloria Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Gayle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Lois Roos. She was a remarkable woman, always with a friendly greeting and a kind word for everyone. We are very grateful for having known and associated with her, her husband Worlton, and many of her children. Truly it can be said of her that she was an elect lady and a valued and cherished friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

    Bob & Gayle Talbot
    November 4, 2014
    Dunkirk, MD, US