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.
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Paul Boudreau saysFebruary 25, 2021 at 2:13 am
It is so good to hear from you, Larry. Mom and Dad often mentioned what good friends your parents have been to them over the years. Thank you for the note. I hope this finds you doing well.
Denise Snell Pott saysFebruary 24, 2021 at 5:09 pm
My deepest sympathy to Paul and the Boudreau siblings in the loss of your parents. It must be difficult losing them both in such a short time, but how wonderful that they both had such long and happy lives!
Paul Boudreau saysFebruary 25, 2021 at 2:19 am
I am touched by your note of condolence, Denise. Although sorrowed by their loss, we are comforted by the fact that they once again are together.
Lawrence Holmes saysFebruary 23, 2021 at 10:21 pm
I am so sorry for the loss of both your parents. Our parents’ friendship with each other was so long and it was so significant for my Dad and Mom. I appreciated especially Stan and Lois helping my parents many times during my mother’s long illness with Parkinsons. And of course I have my own fond memories of Stan and Lois since we were next door neighbors and Paul and I were friends in our youth. (I wince also at some youthful memories of them when Paul and I would get in some kind of trouble). May they rest in peace and may peace be with you all in your mourning.
Paul Boudreau saysFebruary 25, 2021 at 2:11 am
So good to hear from you, Larry. Mom and Dad thought the world of your parents and often mentioned what good friends they had been through the years. Thank you for the note and best regards.