Lois Greenrod

Died: Sun., Jun. 4, 2017


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 08, 2017
Location: St Mary's Catholic Church


7:00 PM Thu., Jun. 08, 2017
Location: St Mary's Catholic Church


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jun. 09, 2017
Location: St Mary's Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 09, 2017
Location: St Mary's Catholic Church

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Lois Elaine (Woertman) Greenrod was born June 23rd, 1943 and passed away on June 4th,  2017. Lois was born the fourth of six children to Carl and Elizabeth Woertman. She was educated in a Catholic school and continued to practice her religion throughout her life. Lois enjoyed bookkeeping in high school and used that skill through many jobs throughout the years. In January of 1965 she married Gary Greenrod of Denver. They moved to California where shortly after they had their first son, Kenneth. Within the year they had moved to Michigan and soon came Debbie and Matthew. Her hands were full with a three, a two and a one-year old. With three young children they returned to Colorado and moved around many times raising the children in the mountains of Colorado. In 1978, Gary came home and informed Lois they were moving to American Falls to be near friends where they finished rearing their children throughout their middle school and high school years. Lois was employed with the city of American Falls for many years. Encountering the loss of their first son, Kenneth, in 1986 in a boating mishap, Lois and Gary then opted to move back to Denver. At the age of 56, Gary died in 1997 due to a heart attack.  In 2003, another tragedy happened to Lois and Debbie when they lost Matthew to a motorcycle accident. At this time Lois retired from property management and decided to move back to Idaho to be with Debbie and family. Lois built a home for herself and started a new job with Power County Hospital District in the front office. She made many dear friends along the way.

Before leaving this Earth, Lois was able to meet and hold her sixth great-grandchild. What a miracle that was for her. Her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren were her life.

Lois has left behind her daughter, Debbie (Linc) Whitnah; grandchildren Jerrod Whitnah , Belinda (Brett) Hensley, Rochelle Whitnah, Hailey Greenrod and six great-grandchildren, Makiah Whitnah, Kierstin, Alyssa, Waylon, RikkiLee and Grace Hensley; sisters Phyllis, MaryAnn (Denny), brother Wally (Leann); sister-in-laws Pat and Mary and their families.

Lois was preceded in death by husband Gary, sons Kenneth and Matthew, brothers Dick and Don, her parents and mother and father-in-law.

A Mass will be held 11:00 am Friday, June 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in American Falls with a viewing held prior to the service at 10:00 am and a viewing Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 pm. A Rosary will follow the Thursday night viewing at 7:00 pm.  Interment will be in Falls View Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com

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Marla Bodenstab
   Posted Mon June 05, 2017
I was so sorry to hear what happened to Lois. I always enjoyed working with her at the hospital. She was always willing to help in anyway she could. We will always miss her as you will. My prayers are with you.

Kelly Born
   Posted Mon June 05, 2017
My memories of Aunt Lois are always sweet! She was the kindest, most loving aunt I could have ever had! I haven't been able to stop thinking about how amazing the reunion in heaven was this week - there were 3 guys waiting with open arms!

I wish I could be there to hug and love you, Debbie, like you were for me with my dad. Know that I love you you and will be saying many prayers for you and your family.

Sandy Johnston Fells
   Posted Thu June 08, 2017
Dearest Mary Ann, Phyllis and Wally, On behalf of the Johnston kids, so very sorry to hear the sad news of Lois' passing. Many childhood memories of the house on Umatilla Way rush to mind when reading her life story. It's been a long time since we've seen you, other than when Mary Ann and I get together with our high school chums, but our hearts are with you. Please pass along to the rest of the family our wish for strength and peace in the days ahead. Love to you all, Sandy

Carole (Swan) Visocky
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
Dear Debbie and family, I was sooo sad to read about Lois passing. I didn't realilze she was ill. She and I along with Sharon, Noma and Clarice were like the 5 muskateers. We did so much together in high school. Lois was my maid of honor when Sonny and I got married...I know you and the family will be lost without her. So many happy memories. Love and prayers to all

Sister Marion Weinzapfel
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Lois' passing. I have high school memories of her as a sweet loving person and send my love and prayers at this time. May all of you, family and friends, carry something of her spirit forward. Wishing you peace,
Marion (Anna Maria Weinzapfel)

Mike Johnson
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Our prayers go out to Lois's family for their great loss; and God bless Lois for keeping her strong belief in the Catholic faith.

Veronica Devlin
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I went to St Francis de Sales High School with Lois. We lived only a few blocks away from each other. I really enjoyed seeing her at our last high school reunion. She was a very kind, sweet, sincere person. I am sad to hear of her passing and will keep you all in prayer.

A. D.
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. It is a hard time to go through. I lost my grandfather, and what helped me through that tough time is meditate in what God promises us in John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4 of a better future where we won't suffer no more and He promises us we will see our loved ones again. JW.ORG

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