Lois Mary ‘Lo’ Boudreau
92, of St. Louis, Missouri passed away of natural causes on Saturday, February 20, 2021, one week to the day after her husband of 70 years, Stan, preceded her in death. Lois was born on March 26, 1928 to her parents John and Louise Pfeiffer. She was a graduate of Nerinx Hall, attended Fontbonne College, St. Louis Community College – Forest Park and worked in a local real estate office. She is survived by her four children, Tom, Paul, Jane and John, eight devoted grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Lois created a warm, loving and always welcoming home. She spoiled her family with spaghetti, potato salad, chicken salad,delicate sugar and lace cookies and other sweets. It could be argued that she made the best turkey stuffing around. And she always had room for ice cream. She hosted many family celebrations and valued time with a dedicated group of friends called ‘the discussion group’. Her children recall the delight of sitting on the warm radiator in the kitchen each morning while Mom cooked up a hot breakfast. She was talented at embroidery, had a terrific eye for color, and gifted her family with quilts, afghans and special pillow case sets. Not well known to many, Lois could kick up her heels and loved to tap dance.
The grandchildren remember someone who sat on the floor in the living room to play cards, work on puzzles and color with them. She prepared Christmas plates each year stocked with sweets and useful office supplies. She maintained a special toy drawer in one bedroom and made sure there was one new toy for the grandchildren to discover each time they visited. In the pantry, she stocked all the sugary cereals the grandchildren were not allowed to have at home. Nothing like breakfast with Grandma – painstakingly peeled grapefruit and buttery toast with cinnamon sugar.
Throughout her life, Lois demonstrated a belief that one shouldsoldier on and she encouraged her children and grandchildren to pursue their dreams. She could, when surprised or even a bit exasperated be heard to say, “Oh my stars!”
Lois was a treasure to all who loved her and will be greatly missed.