Lois Ann Thorfinnson Mickle
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Born: 30 October 1927; Died 19 January 2021
Lois was born in Stillwater, OK. Her parents Ted and Anna moved to Lincoln, NB where Lois grew up. She got her BA from the University of Nebraska, where she was an excellent student and an officer of her Chi Omega chapter. At Nebraska, she met and married Jim Mickle. They went to Michigan State University for Jim’s PhD and Lois’s MA, then moved to Stillwater for a job at OSU. Jim always said of Lois “She is the smart one in the family.”
Lois raised three children while teaching Child Development and Marriage at OSU. After Jim died fairly young, she never remarried. Lois enjoyed teaching and loved her students at OSU. She served as an advisor to Chi Omega for many years. While working full time, she pursued and was awarded her PhD. She developed many close friendships in Stillwater over the years; everyone who knew Lois liked her.
After retirement, Lois moved to Owasso to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. She developed many hobbies, including becoming an excellent basket weaver. She passed away in Owasso at age 93, beloved by her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Jim and her daughter Mary Ann. She is survived by her son Robin (and spouse Marijean), her daughter Laurie, her grandchildren Chrissy, Chad (and Tierni), Jackson (and Nina), Regan (and Alex), Courtney, and Andrew, and four great-grandchildren.