Lois F. Sprague, 64, of 22 Bassett St., Jamestown, died at 2:30 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2013, in home, with her dear friend and caregiver, Marilyn Carlquist by her side, who alone with Hospice cared for her during her short but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Johnsonburg, Pa., on Sept. 20,, 1948, the daughter of the late Theodore B. Sprague and Violet (Dusch) Sprague of Johnsonburg, Pa.
She was a member of United Methodist Church of Johnsonburg, Pa.
Surviving is her son, Jason Sanford of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mae (Sprague) Renwick of Florida; an aunt, Sara (Dusch) Wonderling; niece, Brenda (Howard) Kopp; two nephews: Gary Howard and Ted Howard; many cousins; her pet dog and loyal friend, Cody; her friends: Cindy Depas and family, Marilyn Carlquist, Shane Olmstead, Brian (Jen) Olmstead, Dakota Olmstead; many friends of Jamestown; and the girls at McDonald.
Before moving to Jamestown 15 years ago, she lived in Johnsonburg, where she was employed by IPM for many years and later at McDonald of Lakewood, N.Y.
She will be greatly missed by her best friend, Dakota. They enjoyed fishing and grape and cherry picking every fall.
She will be remembered for her love of bingo and having holiday parties.
During her final days, her cousin, Kay Vigialone and her childhood friend, Linda Robbinson from Johnsonburg, would make weekly trips to visit, which was a joy to Lois. They would talk about growing up and that was something Lois looked forward to and would put a smile on her face.
Good-bye my friend.
No funeral service will be observed at this time. She donated her body to the University at Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program.