INDIO, CALIF. - Ocean Park resident Lois A. Chalker, 69, died Jan. 22, 2005, in Indio, Calif. The daughter of John and Lois (Barlow) Young, she was born March 25, 1935, in Layton, Utah. She grew up in Layton and graduated from Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah.
On Sept. 12, 1953, she married Howard Chalker in Layton and the couple lived in Spokane while he completed his military service. For nine years she lived in Portland where she was employed at Omark Industries and then resided in Gresham, Ore., for three years.
In 1968 she and Howard moved to the Long Beach Peninsula. They built a home in Ilwaco where Mrs. Chalker worked for Telephone Utilities. For several years she worked for Telephone Utilities in Vancouver, returning to the Peninsula to work as a toll investigator for the telephone company in Long Beach. She retired in 1994.
Mrs. Chalker was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a member and past president of the Relief Society. She was thoroughly devoted to her family and her church and was always taking care of everyone else, according to family. She enjoyed spending winter months in Indio, Calif., and traveling, having made several cruises to Hawaii and Alaska. Her family will remember her as a kind and loving soul who was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years; parents John and Lois Young of Layton, Utah; daughters, Debbie Barr of Castle Rock, Terri Mitchell of Ocean Park and Connie Houser of Kelso; son Greg Chalker of Ocean Park; brothers John Young of Clearfield, Utah and Brent Young of Nantucket Island, Mass.; sister LeRue Spencer of Windover, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Long Beach Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Dedication of the grave followed at Lone Fir Cemetery, Long Beach. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631.