Lois Roselle lived a long, full life and passed peacefully on April 16, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born May 8, 1925, to Samuel and Clara Mitchell in Amber Township, Michigan. A resident of Washington state for 30 years, she also lived in Potomac, Maryland (1970-1991), and Fredonia, New York (1952-1970).
Lois graduated from Waukegan High School in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1942; obtained a teaching degree from Northern Illinois University in 1946; and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Wyoming in 1952.
She married Daniel Roselle in 1954 in Waukegan. Professionally, she was an elementary school teacher, assistant professor, and critic teacher, as well as being a homemaker.
Lois always put others before herself. To the very end of her 96 years of life, she was gentle, kind and loving to all. She enjoyed geneaology, creating photo albums and memory books, reading, hosting social events, and travel. She also loved volunteering to help her community and supporting her family. She served as President of the Sisterhood: Congregation Beth El of Dunkirk, New York, and co-historian for Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, Washington.
Lois’ love lives on in those fortunate enough to have known her. She is survived by her son, David Roselle; daughters, Ann Roselle and Lynn Olson; granddaughter, Nadia Kilburn; and brother, Glenn Mitchell. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Roselle; and brother, Sam Mitchell.
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