Lois Knigge

September 24, 1934 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 87)

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Lois was born on September 24, 1934 in Kemmerer, WY to Carl and Emma Isenhart.  Her siblings included Grace, Bud and John.  Extended family included grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her younger years were spent in Kemmerer.  It was a cold snowy place with coal and lots of railroad train activity.  She enjoyed playing in the snow and riding horses.  Most likely the horses were owned by her grandparents used in their delivery service.  Her family moved to Glenns Ferry, ID in July of 1941, as her dad was transferred with the railroad.  One of her fondest memories was of her parents buying her a train ticket in Glenns Ferry to ride the train to Kemmerer to visit her relatives.  She even rode on trains pulled by Union Pacific’s “Big Boy” steam locomotives!

Lois grew up and went to school in Glenns Ferry.  She later obtained her GED and took several college courses to extend her education.  She met the love of her life while an usher at the local movie theater.  She and Daryl were married in July 1950 and were married for 66 years before his passing.  They had five children, Lonnie, Leroy, Richard, Janiece and Beverly.  They dairy farmed in Gooding, ID, later moving their dairy farm to Meridian, ID.  It was located on Eagle Road near present day St. Luke’s and I-84.  With the freeway coming through in the 1960’s, they decided to give up farming and moved to city life in Boise.  They liked traveling around the U.S.

Her career life consisted of retail work in the late 60’s/early 70’s.  She worked as an Admin for a trucking company, followed by a lengthy career and retirement from Hewlett Packard.  She volunteered for many years as a Candy Striper at St. Luke’s and took much pleasure in helping others.

Lois was a small woman but strong in stature. She was a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, auntie and friend.  She was always involved in her children and grandchildren’s activities.  She never missed their sporting events, musical performances or other activities.  She loved getting down on the floor to play with the grandkids.  She liked watching the BSU Broncos, golf on TV, dancing and taking long walks every day.  She truly liked getting her morning coffee at Dutch Bros., where the baristas made her favorite coffee known as the “Lois”.  One of Bev’s cherished memories is mom and her taking off on Saturday’s going to farmer’s markets around the valley or riding out through wine country.  They would clown around and laugh, laugh, laugh!

Her family would like to extend very special thanks to Carla and Rod Hall.  She was their special Auntie and they have been there every time she or the family has needed them.

The family would like to thank the staff and exceptional caregivers at Harmony Hills Assisted Living for their love and care of mom.  We are grateful to Harrison’s Hope Hospice which provided the care and love to mom these last months as she has made her final journey.

Lois is survived by her three children, Richard and his wife Vicki, Beverly and Janiece, 10 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, her brother John Isenhart and many brother and sister in-laws, nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by husband Daryl, sons Lonnie and LeRoy, her parents, sister Grace, brother Bud and several brother and sister in-laws.

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Celebration Of Life
May 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Cloverdale Funeral Home - Garden Room
1200 N Cloverdale Rd
Boise, ID 83713

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