Lois W. Obermiller, a retired independent accountant in Corpus Christi since 1948, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, died peacefully on Tuesday evening March 15. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ralph H. and Alice L. (Cedarstrom) Olinghouse on August 29, 1924. She was reared in Pioche, NV where her parents homesteaded a ranch, and her Dad worked as the county Tax Assessor of Lincoln County for many years.
Lois graduated valedictorian from Lincoln County High School in 1942 and completed the equivalent of an AA degree at the business college in Salt LakeCity. She returned to Pioche to work as a bookkeeper. She met the love of her life, Lee Obermiller, on December 7, 1941 at the soda shop in Pioche. Lee was stationed there with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). They were married on December 20, 1945 and moved to Texas where the couple made their home for 71 years.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lee Obermiller and brother Kenneth Olinghouse.
She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Alice Obermiller-Nugent, Ph.D. of Rockport, TX and Frances L. Brawner, CPA (Charles) of Corpus Christi along with their daughter Katherine Lutter (Robert) and two sons Adam and Nicholas; two sons John P. Obermiller M.D. of Austin along with his two sons, Ross and Clark; and George D. Obermiller of Corpus Christi, TX along with his son Kyle (Krystal) and daughter Ruby. In addition, she is survived by great granddaughters, Charly, daughter of Ross, and Leighton, daughter of Kyle and Krystal; her brother Leonard H. Olinghouse of Pioche, NV and sister-in-law Josephine Olinghouse of Portland, OR and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lois was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi where she served as Sunday school teacher, Treasurer of the congregation, and President of the Women’s Missionary Society. From a young age she was a musician, excelling in the piano and voice. She shared this talent in performance, teaching and appreciation. She loved to deer hunt with her family and at 91 shot her final 8 point buck. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends to “her mountains” in Nevada, and abroad to New Zealand, Europe, Canada, and across the USA. Flowers and donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Trinity Lutheran Church Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. with Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park. A reception is planned after the burial at Trinity Lutheran Church for friends and family.
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