Lois Wakefield

NASELLE — Lois “LoLo” Lynne Wakefield, age 81, of Naselle, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 5, 2021.

Lois was born to Albert and Mary Nelsen on Sept. 30, 1939 in Longview, Wash. She married Wayne G. Wakefield on Oct. 25, 1956, and lived in Longview for the first 12 years of their marriage. In 1968, they moved their growing family to Rosburg, Wash., purchasing a 50-acre farm on Mill Road.

Lois served as a 4-H volunteer for 50-plus years and also as Fair Manager for Wahkiakum County. Cooking was a huge part of her life from local restaurants, senior citizen lunches, Covered Bridge Dinner, Finn Festival, and Naselle High School where she started a Culinary Program. Lois retired from the Naselle Youth Camp as the Culinary Manager.

Any time, day or night, her kids would give her an S.O.S call looking for cooking advice. Without hesitation, she would throw out a delicious solution for the problem. She also had a joy for flowers and plants and volunteered as a Master Gardener. If the family had plants in need rescue, LoLo was the one to go to. Her yard reflected the countless hours and love she poured into it.

She is survived by her six children: Jim (Linda) Wakefield of Pahoa, HI; Doug (Ann) Wakefield of Kelso, Wash.; Julie Rouzee of Cheney, Wash.; Joyce Koski of Kelso, Wash.; Dan (Tiffany) Wakefield of Puyallup, Wash.; Joni (Shaun) Matthews of Grays River, Wash., and a host of treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donate to Wahkiakum 4-H Leaders Council at P.O. Box 278 Cathlamet, WA 98612.

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Lois will always be in my heart. She was an extraordinary person who always gave of herself to others. She kept the Naselle home running and the band of Wakefield kids safe, productive and loved. Lois always had a smile for me, and I'll truly never forget her. And to her kids, Jim, Doug, Dan, Joyce, Joni and Julie, remember that Lois lives within you everyday. A wonderful, wonderful person...

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