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Lois Shaurette

| August 24, 2005 12:00 AM

Longtime Libby resident Lois Marion Shaurette, 90, a retired schoolteacher, died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1914 and grew up in Butte.

She attended Montana State University where she belonged to Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, was a member of Spurs, the sophomore honorary for women, and earned a teaching degree in home economics.

Lois came to Libby in 1937 to teach home economics at Libby High School.

She met and married Dexter Shaurette in 1938.

Their son Dale was born in 1942 and Lois spent his childhood in the role she most enjoyed, that of wife, mother and homemaker.

When Dale went to college, Lois returned to teaching home economics and devoted herself to her Libby students until her retirement.

In retirement, she and Dexter traveled around the world, sailed the Bahamas and spent time at their Bull Lake summer home.

Lois is remembered for her sense of style and refinement, as a genuine lady.

Her years as a member of a bridge club, the 4-L Study Group and her dedication to PEO defined her as a hostess. She will be remembered for her gracious hospitality. Lois was an icon of grace, motherhood and domestic responsibility.

The love she gave to her family, friends and community is appreciated by all who remember her.

She was preceded in death by her beloved son Dale in 1993.

Survivors include her husband Dexter, her daughter-in-law Lynne, grandchildren Lisa and Jim and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel.