Our mom, Lois J. Trent grew up as an only child on a farm in Woodward, Oklahoma in January, 1924. After the passing of her father when she was 8 years old, her mother, grandmother, and aunt stayed on until 1939. They then moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where she graduated from Enid High School in 1942. Mom was fortunate enough to secure a job after graduation as a bookkeeper at a lumber company to help her family out during the hard times. She then met her future husband at a friends home, a soldier in uniform who swept her off her feet. They married in 1943 and started their BIG adventure!
During her 61 years of marriage to her best friend, the farm girl adapted to life as a military wife quite easily. Mom was a loving wife, and an excellent homemaker and mother. We never saw mom in hair rollers and her hair was always perfect. Nor was she without her lipstick and what little other makeup she wore, and never in her night clothes. She would get up before our Dad did and was ready to start her day with a smile. Going back to sleep or even taking a nap during the day was not for her. Mom organized all of our moves across the states and was an extremely strong lady when Dad had to do a year tour in Korea. Our meals were always tasty and nutritious, and whether we were eating steak or spam she always served a "colorful" plate. She was especially known for her homemade yeast rolls, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, cookies and roast beef gravy. Luckily for us, her children and grand children, she passed along the desire to bake. Not only could she cook, she was also a beautiful seamstress. She made sure that her daughters had beautiful clothing including formals even when money was tight. Her granddaughters were also recipients of her talent. As children, we didn't realize that someday were going to follow closely in her footprints. Her family was totally her pride and joy!
She had 3 children, whom she loved with all her heart! She was extremely active in the Boy Scouts, PTA, dance, and her church but she always had time to talk with her children and give good advise when needed. She was also blessed to have and love 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She lived in Crestview, FL for 35 years where she made many long time friends. Her husband died in 2004 and she moved to Texas in 2011 to be with her family that she loved so deeply. As a result of a fall, she required a skilled nursing facility. While residing there, she met many sweet friends who provided her with much joy, laughter, and Christian friendship. The bonds she made were long lasting and unbreakable. Her care was loving, treasured and much appreciated.
We are grateful for the honest Christian example that she set for us over the years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, and her great grandchildren.
Thank you Mom, for sharing your life with us and for giving so freely of your love and kindness to everyone who experienced the blessing of knowing you.
After 96 years of good health, Mom entered into the arms of her Heavenly Father on September 16, 2020.
Also there to greet her was her loving husband and youngest daughter.
A graveside service to be held at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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