January 27, 1922 - October 11, 2019
An incredible lady has moved on to eternal rest. Lois Hall Blanchette was born January 27, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan to parents Horace and Kathryn Hall. She made her way to Heaven on October 11, 2019 at Devoted Faith Home in Plano, Texas. She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband John, brothers Allan and Russell, and sisters Norma and Donna. She is survived by her sisters, Kathryn Jurn and Geraldine McClellan, sons Michael (Nancy), Mark, and Patrick (Laura), grandchildren Stephanie (Mark) Bowlin, Sean (Erika) Blanchette, PJ and Timothy Blanchette, and great-grandchildren Olivia, Jack, and Ruthie Joy Bowlin and Ethan Blanchette.
Lois began life in Detroit and Ferndale, Michigan but moved with her family to a farm in Yale, Michigan in her pre-teen years. Growing up as a child during the Great Depression, she always said that her family was better off than many. In addition to a self-sustaining farm, her father was an electrician who was able to find work in Detroit. Farm life was naturally challenging, but, like her brothers and sisters, she grew to appreciate the simpler things in life. One thing was for sure, she was great at completing all of her chores, but she wasn’t happy about having to milk the cows. After graduation from Yale High School, Lois began college training at Grace Hospital in Detroit and became a registered nurse in the early 1940’s. In June of 1949, Lois married John Blanchette. They raised their family in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. After all the boys were grown and moved away from home, they relocated to Yale, Michigan. A few years after losing her husband, John, Lois relocated to Allen, Texas.
Lois was a very devoted and caring Christian woman who always led by example. As a nurse, she worked at Ardmore Hospital in Ferndale and at clinics in Detroit and Ferndale, Michigan. In later years, many compared her to Martha Stewart because of her abilities to entertain at a moment’s notice, sew and repair clothes, make delicious desserts, and a host of other home-making talents (she even made her own homemade soap). She was very frugal with her own wants and needs but extremely generous to neighbors, friends, and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on October 21, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Richardson starting at 11:00 am. An additional service will be held at a later date in Yale, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army or your favorite Christian charity.
Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252