March 5, 1916 - Dec. 10, 2011
Lois M. Rambo of Walla Walla and formerly of Milton-Freewater passed away Dec. 10, 2011, at Walla Walla General Hospital at the age of 95 years with her family by her side. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home with Pastor Duane Geyer officiating. A private interment will be held at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Lois Rambo to the Christian Aid Center, Milton-Freewater First Christian Church (Nursery Fund) or the Frazier Farmstead in care of the funeral home.
Lois M. Rambo was born on March 5, 1916, the daughter of John and Carrie (German) Couch in Wallowa, Ore. She was raised in Wallowa County along with her four sisters. Lois attended area schools and graduated from Wallowa High School. She then attended Sanitary School of Beauty Culture, graduating on June 1, 1938. Lois operated a beauty salon in Wallowa for a time. On Feb. 14, 1942, Lois married Howard C. Rambo. Together the couple raised four children. Lois was a homemaker and helped her husband, Howard, with the family business, Rambo Welding and Supply in Milton-Freewater. She was a member of the First Christian Church for 60 years and was always a servant to others, often working behind the scenes. She enjoyed the mountains, her garden and most of all watching her children and granddaughters compete in sporting events. Her husband, Howard C. Rambo, preceded her in death on July 8, 2003.
Survivors include her children and spouses, Linda Bannister of Omaha, Neb., Carol and Doug Winn of La Grande, Ore., Gregory and Susan Rambo of Spokane, and Rick and Tracey Rambo of Milton-Freewater; six granddaughters and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Her parents and four sisters preceded her in death. xx