Monday, September 16, 2013
In Loving Memory
Lois Eileen Kind
July 21, 1931 – September 14, 2013
College Place resident, Lois Eileen Kind, 82, passed away September 14, 2013, at Regency at The Park, 420 SE Myra Road, College Place, Washington.
Lois was born July 21, 1931, in Bagley, Michigan to Walter W. and Crystal O. (Butterfield) Wachter. She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On September 8, 1951, she and Arnold C. Kind married in Michigan. She was an elementary school teacher and school counselor, retiring in 1992.
Lois was loved by many, generous with everyone,
a foster mother and a surrogate grandmother. She
touched the lives of many through her counseling
and teaching. In her retirement, she continued to
counsel pro bono at a more-than-average workload.
She traveled to Russia, Egypt, Israel, Alaska,
Hawaii, Guatemala, Panama, and numerous
Lois loved her family, including many foster
children; loved her husband who preceded her in
death; and loved her many friends. She opened her
heart and home to friends, guests, and people in
need. Every Sabbath, a large group of various guests
would gather at her table for dinner.
Lois will be missed by her children, grandchildren,
great-grandchild, people she befriended, people who
knew her, those who went to her for advice, sisters
and brothers remaining, and extended family. She
was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Those left to mourn her loss are her daughter,
Cindy Brown; two sons: Chuck Kind and Brian Kind;
four sisters: Ellenor Watkins, Arda Blevins, Maureen
Zimmerman, and Sharon Ervin; her brother, Delbert
Wachter; six grandchildren: Jennifer Henderson,
Johnny LeMaster, Charlie Kind, Patrick Kind, Mandy
Kind and Stephen Kind; one great-grandchild, Berlin
Henderson; and two foster children: Gail Kader and
Joseph Lafayette and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her
husband; three brothers: Howard, Don and Paul and
her sister, Adeline.
The memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday,
September 17, 2013, at the Stateline Seventh-day
Adventist Church on Stateline Road. Pastor Mike
Lambert will officiate. Inurnment will be in the
Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Project PATCH through Mountain View-
Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road,
Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Family and friends are invited to write
memories and sign the online guestbook