Lois Isabel Montgomery passed away on March 30th, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Montgomery, her sister Rosa Lou Jackson of Gardena, Ca., brothers James A. Pulliam of Snohomish, Wa., and John L. Pulliam of Council Idaho. She leaves her “baby brother” Patrick Pulliam, “Pat” of Boise, Idaho whom she was very proud of, admired and loved.
She will be deeply missed by her children: Dan L. Montgomery, Debi L. DeMeyer and Lori B. Sellers of Boise and Rosa E. Sofaly of Pheonix, Az. Nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren will also miss their grandmother.
After being a farmer’s wife for many years Lois went back to school at Boise Junior College and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in nursing. She was hired at St. Luke’s and worked her entire career in Labor & Delivery. Lois loved her work and traveled to many areas in Idaho to train nurses on the ever-changing standards and techniques of labor and delivery nursing.
Many times, while out shopping, Lois would be approached by women who told her how wonderful she had been as a nurse and that she had made the birthing experience less scary. This, of course, was always followed by showing off their adorable child Lois had help bring into this world. It never got old for her.
When Lois decided to retire, she was asked if she would work “as needed” in Dr. Glen Weyrich’s OBGYN office. She admired and respected him and was happy to keep up to date with her medical knowledge. She also enjoyed occasionally working for Dr. Darin Weyrich who followed in his dad’s footsteps.
Lois was an avid quilter. She made many quilts that were completely done by hand and just as many that were done by machine. Showing her quilts at several fairs resulted in many first-place ribbons and a couple of Best of Show. Lois had a full and happy life.
Here is what Lois would say to all of us now: “All of you who mourn for me please remember me with laughter. I had a great life full of love, laughter, friends, family and many fun family visits, quilt shows and gambling trips. I enjoyed my family, my work and my retirement. I left this world in body only. The first thing on my to do list up here is to go see my Dad. He died when I was only 17 and I have a lot to tell him. Love to all of you from your: Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend etc., etc. Now all of you remember me and laugh.”
Lois did not want any funeral services. She just wants you to remember her and smile.