Obituary -- Lois K. James

  • 2022-08-11, 08:37 PM
  • Source: The Gardens Funeral Home
Obituary -- Lois K. James Lois James
July 22, 1930 – July 22, 2022

Mrs. James was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an old-fashioned secretary (clerk, steno, typist, paralegal, executive, and administrative assistant) in Milwaukee, Denver, Las Vegas, and 34 years at NAS Fallon, Nevada. Her volunteer positions were with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, AARP/VITA Tax Assistance, Oasis Hospice, Spring Wings Birding, and Churchill Arts Council.

Her passion was Music, singing in the St. John’s Lutheran Choir, the 1st Southern Baptist cantatas, Lahontan Valley Concert Choir, and the WNC Musical productions. When not singing she attended the majority of theatrical performances offered in Nevada and California.

She also enjoyed traveling the world whether by car, plane, snow-birding with the fifth-wheel, cruises, or organized tours. She actively participated in Beta Sigma Phi, Emblem Club, and Red Hat Society.

Preceded in death were her husband, Robert O. James, her grandparents, Gustav and Bertha Ruenger, and Olga and Henry Ketelhohn; parents, Elda (Ruenger) Kurth, and Harvey C. Tolzmann Ketelhohn; brothers, John Kurth, Lawrence, and Leslie Ketelhohn, and sisters Joanne Rau and Susan Kurth.

Survived by her brothers, Merle (Mary) Ketelhohn, Adrian (Mary) Kurth and her sisters, June Sumnicht, and Claudette (Harold) Spolum, and many many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on August 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Churchill County Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite charity.


Source: The Gardens Funeral Home



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Tonya Wardell
Tonya Wardell 2022-08-18, 05:39 AM
Lois was quite an amazing woman. She started working at a young age and eventually became a very well respected career woman at the Naval Base in Fallon. Lois loved to travel, she loved to learn and she loved her church. She had numerous friends and family members that she kept in contact with for years. She never stopped enjoying life and she will be missed by many.