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Lois Rathbun

Female 1914 - 2005  (91 years)


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  • Name Lois Rathbun 
    Born 24 Aug 1914  , Kit Carson, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Social Security Number 535-22-0222  [1

    • LOIS C MOSBY - Social Security Death Index - Washington
      Record Series: Death Records
      Collection: Social Security Death Index - Washington
      County: Statewide
      Last Residence Zipcode: 98944
      Birth Date: 08/24/1914
      Death Location: SUNNYSIDE, WA
      Reference Number: 535-22-0222
      Social Security Number: 535-22-0222
      Name: LOIS C MOSBY
      Death Date: 11/19/2005
      Source: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ViewRecord.aspx?RID=018979EDF21896C14FF00BD6C29FEAD3
    _UID D01338607579467C8237C8DF10F71DF9A8C8 
    Buried Nov 2005  Pack River Cemetery, Bonner, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Nov 2005  Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lois Rathbun Bonny Mosby Obituary

      Smith Funeral Home

      SUNNYSIDE - Lois Rathbun Bonny Mosby, age 91, passed away November 19, 2005 in Sunnyside at Hillcrest Nursing Home.

      Lois was born August 24, 1914 at Kit Carson, Colorado to Roy and Viola Rathbun, She lived in Brush, Colorado until she was through the 9th grade. The family then moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, where she met and married Lyle I. Bonny. While in Sandpoint, Lois and Lyle had four children; Marvin, Veronica, Roland and John Marion (who died shortly after birth). They moved to Sunnyside, WA in 1942. During the same year, they had their son, Terry Joe. Soon after Terry was born, they bought a small farm east of Sunnyside on the Sunnyside Canal. In 1944, Lois and the children traveled by car to San Antonio, Texas to join Lyle who was doing his boot training for the Army Air Corp.

      After the war was over, the family returned to Sunnyside and Lois and Lyle started a crop dusting business on the property they had purchased (where Lois lived until her move to the nursing home.)

      Lois and Lyle divorced in 1958. Lois worked in a packing house, a restaurant and continued working on her property.

      In July, 1986, Lois married George Mosby.

      In school, Lois played basketball. Her team went to state playoffs. She loved horseback riding. She and her family spent many hours riding in parades, at campouts and were very competitive in Stampeder playdays.

      Lois soloed an airplane and took great pride in that. She loved to dance and play cards. She also liked to travel.

      She enjoyed camping with her husband, George and the grange camping club. Lois used to enjoy quilting, crocheting, cooking and sewing.

      Lois was a parishioner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church for 63 years. She was a very devout Catholic. She was also a member of several granges.

      Survivors include her husband, George Mosby of Sunnyside; her daughter, Veronica and husband, Mike Zeimantz of Clarkston, WA; sons, Marvin Bonny of Prosser, WA, Roland and wife, MaryAnn Bonny of Sunnyside, WA, Terry and wife, Reggie Bonny of Cathlamet, WA.

      Lois has 17 grandchildren; Lyle, Angela, Connie, Terry Lyn, Catherine, Michael, Patrick, Jacqueline, Mark, Brad, Teresa, Rosi, Carol, Sharon, Becky Jo, Lisa and Brenda.

      She also has 43 great grandchildren.

      Also surviving is her sister, Margaret Burns, sister-in-law, Gladys Rathbun and stepchildren, Al and wife, Claudia Mosby, Gloria and husband, Don Outhett, Carl and wife, Pat Mosby, Daniel and wife, Nancy Mosby and Wesley Mosby.

      Lois was nicknamed "Tom" by her father. Her siblings called her by this and nieces and nephews called her "Auntie Tom".

      Lois lived in the same home for the last 61 years until her health failed last month. She loved her independence.

      Preceding Lois in death were, son, John Marion Bonny, her mother and father, her stepmother, Ina Rathbun, sisters, Maude, Mary (Mike), brother, Patrick, Charles, Mark (Bud) and Harry, daughter-in-law, Helen Bonny and former husband, Lyle Bonny.

      Lois will be missed by her friends and loved ones. She lived a very full life and gave of herself to others.

      A celebration of Lois' life will begin with a rosary at 7 p.m. on November 24 at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 25, at St. Joseph's Church with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Following Mass will be a dinner at the St. Joseph's School gym.

      Lois' ashes will be buried at Pack River Cemetery near Sandpoint, Idaho, at a later date.

      Any memorials can be made to your favorite charity.
    Person ID I47606149  7_families
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2010 

    Family Lyle Isaac Bonny,   b. 6 Aug 1917, , , Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 2001, Yakima, Yakima, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Divorced 1958 
    Children 
     1. John Marion Bonny,   b. Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Child
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F15865351  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 2005 - Pack River Cemetery, Bonner, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 2005 - Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S896055] Washington State Archives, State of Washington. Department of Health, ( http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections.aspx#RSID:4).