August 6, 1930 - May 2, 2020
After a long life, Lois Ann (Miller) Dizon ended her journey on May 2, 2020. She passed away in her assisted living home in Sparks, Nevada. Despite the pandemic and quarantine, she received comfort and spiritual guidance from her family, friends and caregivers during the weeks preceding her passing. Throughout her life, her strong faith in God gave her comfort and peace. Lois was born on August 6, 1930. She was the oldest of five children born to Earl Miller and Audrey (Gillan) Miller in Exeter, Nebraska. She went to school about a mile from home. Her dad walked the children to school each day, then he caught a truck to work as a woodcutter. As a child she had quite a few animals including dogs, a goat, a turtle, and even a baby skunk. Lois graduated, ranked first in her class, on May 15, 1947 from McCool High School. After graduation, she attended Wayne State Teachers College where she obtained a teaching certificate. Lois taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the area. She greatly enjoyed her time as a teacher, but stopped teaching when she married Virgil Stahr on May 27, 1951 at the Congregational Church in Exeter, Nebraska. Lois learned very quickly that being a farmer’s wife meant you worked from dawn to dusk. She loved the farm and the animals they raised together. Her first two children were born in York. Life on the farm was tough, and eventually the couple had to give up farming due to a long drought. They loaded everything they could fit into their red Studebaker, including their two daughters, and moved to California in 1956. Lois soon worked as a secretary. She enjoyed taking the girls to the beach and collecting shells. She and Virgil enjoyed spending time with their friends and family. Virgil passed away in 1959. Lois married Larry Cruz in 1959 and began life in Carson, California as a Navy wife. They were blessed with a daughter. Luckily they were stationed in Hawaii from 1964-1968. Lois loved living there, and took her three daughters to the beach and pool whenever she could. She worked part-time in Hawaii at Emgee Hawaiian ornament shop. She really enjoyed her time spent there and the friends she made. She also loved going out with friends and dancing. When they returned to California, Lois attended college part-time while continuing to work various secretarial jobs. She eventually earned an associate degree in secretarial science, which led to getting hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District. She worked numerous positions within the District, moving her way up to Financial Services Assistant before she retired. Larry passed in 1996. Lois married Andy Dizon in 2006. She was still a Navy wife with Andy, and enjoyed going to the commissary together. They enjoyed listening to music, volunteering for golf tournaments doing crowd control, traveling to the Philippines, going to the race track, visiting casinos in Las Vegas and California, and meeting up with friends and family. They had a lot of fun together and made a great couple. Andy passed away too soon. After retirement, Lois made it a point to stay active. She regularly took classes at the gym, where she had fun, plus she kept in shape. Attending concerts and plays brought her joy. She and a longtime friend visited China, Holland, Texas, New Orleans, and took a cruise to Alaska. She joined numerous senior group tours, traveling to the Grand Canyon, the Snake River in Colorado, up the coast of California, and more. Much later in life, Lois found peace relaxing in her garden with her dog Sofie. She also enjoyed going out to eat, attending Bible study, watching Hallmark movies, catching up with loved ones, and taking rides to the beach with her children and grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her three husbands, her parents, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her three daughters: Candy, Pam and Vicki, along with her two sons-in-law: Robert and Dennis. She also leaves eight grandchildren: Heather, Alicia, Chris, Josh, Justin, Jasmine, Michelle and Andrew, as well as three great-grandchildren: Anthony, Nol and Lavinia. Lois will be missed by all, including Eleanor, Rita, Joy, June and Iris, her caring neighbors and close friends. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Lois's wishes were to be cremated. There will be no services held at this time. Burial of Ashes was held in the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or do something special for someone in remembrance of Lois.
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