The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 25, 2013

Arlene Lois Fortner Wallace

Published 1-25-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Graveside services for Arlene Lois Fortner Wallace will be Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Square Cedar Cemetery with Jim and Clayton Wallace officiating. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., of Helena. Viewing will be today from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Memories may be shared at www.lanman memorials.com.

Lois was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Wesley and Edna Johnson Fortner. They moved to Leavenworth, Wash., where she grew up and graduated high school in 1948. Lois met her husband, Lawrence, in the Washington apple orchards, picking apples. Lois and Lawrence married Nov. 4, 1950, in Levinworth, Wash. They lived in Los Angeles, Calif., for a while then made their home in Oklahoma, where Lawrence grew up. They moved around a while then settled on Lawrence’s home place in 1967.

Lois was a homemaker and seamstress who made many quilts for her family. She was a member of the Followers of Christ Church of Ringwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; one son, John; one daughter, Lorraine; two grandsons, Jeremy and Kyle; one great-grandson, Thomas; one sister, Charlotte King; three brothers, John, Merlin and George Fortner; two daughters-in-law, Debbie and Tammie Wallace.

She is survived by one sister, Leona Herald and husband, Lee; her children, Stephen Wallace of Aline; Philip Wallace of Aline; Daniel Wallace and wife, Lisa of Aline; Diane McCollum and husband, Jeff of Helena; Cecilia Daugherty and husband, Curt of Enid; Scott Wallace and wife, Tricia of Enid. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Lois was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She will be greatly missed by all.

(Submitted by family)