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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:40 AM

Obituary - Lois Ellen Howell

Remembrance service to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lahontan State Recreation area, Churchill Beach Day Use area.
Obituary - Lois Ellen Howell

Lois Pearcy was born in Redondo Beach, CA, to Walter F. and Avanel Pearcy. She graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1959 and began her professional journey at Litton Corporation, where she dedicated many years of service. Lois also ventured into entrepreneurship as a big rig truck owner-operator and later established and ran a successful print shop in Fallon for several years.

In the 1980s, Lois found love and companionship with Mark Matthews. Together, they crafted a life in a log cabin they built with their own hands in Spokane, WA. They eventually settled on 20 acres near Lahontan Reservoir until Mark's passing in 2005. Throughout her life, Lois was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, achieving a remarkable 47 years of sobriety. She dedicated herself to helping others in their journey to recovery alongside her partner, John.

Lois leaves behind a legacy of love and resilience. She is survived by her devoted partner John; her daughter Michele and son-in-law Shane Reeder; her granddaughter Sara Holman; her son Alex Riddle; her granddaughter and grandson Kathy and August; her son Jim Riddle, and her granddaughters Alexa, Lillian, and grandson Hunter. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother Raymond.

Remembrance service to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lahontan State Recreation area, Churchill Beach Day Use area. Barbeque provided, side dishes welcome.


Comment author: Claude EzzellComment text: Paul was one of the most manifest men I have ever met. He was a good friends with my Dad and always had an entertaining story for the occasion. One of my most favorite stories Paul told dated back to the late 60s or early 70s and it revolved around him killing a deer way out in the mountains. Naturally the deer ran down into a deep canyon and died. Knowing that it would take him forever to haul it out he devised an awesome plan. After preparing the deer he drove back to NAS Fallon and rustled up a SAR crew and they flew out and picked up the deer. Of course it was labeled as a training flight but what the hell in those days you could do that sort of thing. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again!!Comment publication date: 4/11/24, 1:15 PMComment source: Obituary - LCDR Paul N PflimlinComment author: THughesComment text: So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.Comment publication date: 4/5/24, 6:35 PMComment source: Obituary - Bill GoingsComment author: April SmithComment text: I love this beautiful woman and her family so much. Such a pure soul and I had a great pleasure taking care of her while she was at the homestead and being by her side for her last daysComment publication date: 4/2/24, 8:50 PMComment source: Obituary - Frances Elaine (Sanford) Atkinson V Comment author: Veronica BrandenburgComment text: Dee was the nicest lady! I remember her fondly from the days of my youth at Northside Elementary, many years ago. She and Mrs. Rowe were my favorite office ladies! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family.Comment publication date: 4/1/24, 3:26 PMComment source: Obituary - Mary Delda “Dee Hewitt