(June 16, 1927 - Jan. 15, 2018)
Lois Maxine Ealy Blake, “Our Angel,” as the family referred to her, passed on to her Heavenly home during the afternoon of Jan. 15, 2018. Lois, age 90, passed peacefully in Marietta, Georgia at Signature Healthcare. She had been burdened with dementia/Alzheimer’s for a number of years.
Lois is survived by Sherburne William Blake, her husband of 67 years, currently residing in Marietta, Georgia. She was blessed with two sons and their wonderful families: William (Bill) Gordon Blake and daughter-in-law Penny of Cody; and Stephen Folsom Blake and daughter-in-law Donna of Acworth, Georgia. Lois also had four grandchildren: Brandi Blake-Fischer and husband Jay of Bozeman, Montana; Corey Blake of Cranford, New Jersey; Crystal Blake of Marietta, Georgia; and Brandon Blake of Charlotte, North Carolina. Lois also had two great-grandchildren Ellie and Jackson Fischer of Bozeman, Montana. Lois had one sister, Kay Lynn, of Powell; and was also blessed with several nieces and nephews.
Lois Ealy Blake was born on June 16, 1927, in Midwest, Wyoming to Eva and Gordon Ealy. She attended school in Midwest, where she was a Girl Scout and a Job’s Daughter.
After graduation from high school, she attended the Colorado Women’s College School of Business, located in Denver, Colorado. Upon graduation Lois returned to Midwest where she worked for Stanolind Oil Company.
While living in Midwest, Lois met the love of her life, Sherb Blake. Lois and Sherb were married on June 10, 1950. They made their homes in Midwest, Laramie, and Douglas, then moved to Powell in 1956.
Lois substitute taught and volunteered at the elementary school level. She was a dedicated member of the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell, where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school, along with offering-up her time for considerable volunteer work. Lois was an active member of her bridge club, PEO, and served as a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years.
Lois very much enjoyed spending time with family at their mountain cabin. Lois and Sherb also enjoyed extensive travel during retirement. In 2012, Lois and Sherb relocated to Marietta, Georgia, due to some health issues.
Lois had three main goals in her life: to be a good wife, mother and grandmother. Her family knows she was highly successful in achieving each of her goals. Lois’ best advice was: “faith in God, and the importance of a strong family are above all else.” Lois was an incredible role model, leading by example every day of her life. She taught each family member what ‘unconditional love’ was all about. Lois will be sincerely missed by all. Her family takes great comfort in knowing Lois now rests alongside her Creator in her Heavenly home.
For anyone wishing to honor Lois, the family requests donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.