Lois Adeline Woods Thorpe December 5, 1919 – April 29, 2013
Date posted: May 10, 2013
Lois Adeline Woods Thorpe, 93, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2013 at Kindred Care in Nampa, Idaho. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 601 16th Ave So, Nampa, ID. A viewing will precede the funeral from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Lois Adeline Woods was born December 5, 1919 at the family farm in Wibaux, Dawson County, Montana to John R. and Stella Woods. She was the first of seven children. Lois graduated Valedictorian from high school in Wibaux in 1937 and earned her teaching degree in 1939 from Eastern Montana State Normal School in Billings, MT. In 1964 she earned a Bachelor degree in Education from the Eastern Montana college of Education.
She met the love of her life, C. Kenneth Thorpe, at a church social. They were married on June 18, 1940 in Wibaux, MT and lived their entire married life in Billings, MT. She was a school teacher, housewife, and homemaker to three boys; Lloyd Allen, Dwayne Kenneth, and Gary Lynn.
Lois was active in the Church of the Nazarene where she served in various service and leadership positions. She served 17 years as the Missionary president for the Rocky Mountain District and 33 years on the district missionary council. She was awarded 2 Distinguished Service Awards for her service to the local, district, and general church. She was also awarded a Citation of Merit from Northwest Nazarene University Alumni Association
Lois is survived by a sister, Carol Calkins (Gene), Deerwood, MN; a brother, Philip Woods (Joan), Ladson, SC; an eldest son, Lloyd Thorpe (Linda), Nampa, ID; a daughter-in-law, Nancy (Dwayne), a daughter-in-law, Vicky (Gary), 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene World Missions. A memorial service will be held on June 29, 2013 at Sheridan Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in Billings, MT. To share a memory of Lois or to offer condolences to Lois’ family please visit www.alsippersons.com.