Lois May Spicer


Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2003

Juneau resident Lois May Spicer, 83, died June 27, 2003, in her home.

She was born Lois May Bowman in Milton, Ore., to Clara and Ercil Bowman on July 12, 1919, just minutes before her identical twin sister, Lola.

She graduated from Pomeroy High School in Washington and attended Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho.

She and Lola reared all of their children together. She also worked full time until her retirement from the City of Seattle Engineering Department. She relocated to Portland, Ore., to garden and live with her sister. In 1988, she and Lola moved to Juneau to care for their grandchildren and catch fish. They returned to Portland in 1990. After eight years, they permanently settled in Juneau to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren.

Family members said "she will be remembered as a devoted sister, loving mother and aunt, avid gardener, sports enthusiast, accomplished cookie baker and vicious Scrabble player."

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Kenneth and Clarence.

She is survived by her sister, "best friend and confidant," Lola Nance of Juneau; brother, Ercil of Port Townsend, Wash.; son, LeRoy (Chong) Spicer of Eagle Point, Ore.; nephews, Everett Nance of Portland, Ore., and Paul (Cheryl) Nance of Gladstone, Ore.; nieces, Janet Nance (Frank) Thrower of Juneau, P. Elaine Nance of Juneau and Rebecca Nance (Larry) Gamez of Portland, Ore.; and grandchildren, Ian Thrower, Angela Thrower, Sarah Thrower, Michael Hawkins, Cassie Gamez and James Gamez, all of Juneau. She is also survived by Denise Liccioli and her husband, Cliff Stone; many friends, including George Schaefer of Juneau; and other numerous nieces and nephews who live throughout the Pacific Northwest.

A memorial service for the family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the log chapel at Chapel by the Lake. Contact the family for viewing and burial service information at 789-3841 or 789-5266.

Memorial contributions may be mailed to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK 99801, or World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716.

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