This child of the Great Depression and World War II was the 4th of 5 children who spent the first 16 years of her life on the family farm in South Dakota, but at the first opportunity for "escape" she ran off to California where she met and later married her first husband - the father of her two children Greg Anderson and Jill Jones.
After 25 years at the front desk of the Hacienda Hotel in Las Vegas, Lois moved to St. George in 1997 to be closer to family, unaware of the great blessings which would soon come into her life, because it was in St. George she met and married J. Ray Baker and soon after joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lois was never happier than when she was married to and dancing with Ray with whom she spent the summers in Beaver, but also traveled the world, including China, Alaska, Europe and "golfing in every one of the 50 states"
Her family and friends knew her as opinionated - especially about politics, creative, frugal ("Use it up, Wear it Out, Make it do...or Do without"), competitive and one who participated fully in life!!! She had a big, infectious laugh and found humor in both the silly and the serious. In her leisure time, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and researching her family genealogy. She also took great pleasure in spending time with any of her 31 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Everyone who knew Lois considered her their friend and an example of Christ-like love. True to her character, Lois remained positive and upbeat to the end, despite battling cancer – and requested, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a donation in her name to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.