Lois Gayle Heintz March 21, 1940 to August 12, 2006 Lois Heintz, a 60 year resident of Hermosa Beach passed away at home on Saturday, August 12, 2006 after a brave battle with cancer. Lois is survived by her husband of 45 years, Merrill; daughter, Sandra Griffin; son-in-law, Brian Griffin and her two Grandchildren, Megan and Sean Griffin. Visitation will be Thursday, August 17 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 18 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 440 Massey Street in Hermosa Beach. Burial will follow with procession to Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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  1. Dear Merrill and Sandy, You will never know how much it meant to me to be able to assist you in your efforts to care for Lois in her last days at home. You are my family and along with Lois, you will always have a very special place in my heart. I whish I could have done more but there was nothing more anyone could do. May she look upon us all from Heaven and keep us close to her and each other. My love and prayers to all of you, Merrill, Sandy, Brian, Megan and Sean. Sedonia

  2. I was briefly acquainted with Mrs. Heintz about 35 years ago when Sandra and I went to OLG together as children. I remember that she brought me a beautiful little blue suitcase for my birthday and that I treasured it for years to come. I also remember that she had a deep well of kindness in her eyes and that she treated my mother and I with sweetness. I was looking on this website because my father passed away in June and I was seeing if his video was still on the website and I just happened to see Mrs. Heintz on the deceased list. I remember how beautiful she was and I am sure that she touched many people throughout her life so I wanted to share my memories with you. I know this is a hard time for all of you and I send my condolences and prayers. It’s amazing how seeing her picture brought it all back. God Bless.

  3. I just heard that Lois passed away. I am still in shock. We live in Hermosa Beach on Manhattan Ave, 4 doors down from your parent’s house and right next door to the apt building that they own on Manhattan Ave. If we can help in anyway, please let us know. My partner is an ER doctor and I am in commercial real estate. I understand that Sandra you are traveling back and forth every week to help you dad. Please feel free to contact us. We are available to help if your dad needs medical attention that is just steps way or if you need assistance with your parents apt building with any tenant issues or rent collection. Your wife/mom an I had many wonderful conversations in front of our respective properties and I mentioned quite frequently that if she ever decided to sell the apt building that we would buy it in a heart beat. Please know that the offer still stands. I would hate to see it go to a developer who would tear down the memories. We would keep it as is. I left my condolences on your dad’s message machine, but here it is for you. 310-318-6879 (h), 310-600-7151 (c) I will always remember Lois’ smile. Your family is in my prayers. Jodi & Arlene Vernon

  4. Dear Sandy, I was so very sorry to hear about your Mom! I will always remember her at OLG on the playground making sure that we were all safe. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Dear Mel, I was surprised and sad to read of Lois’ passing. She was a lovely lady and very friendly. I know that you will miss her very much. Concentrate on all the happy moments that you shared with her. They will help to ease the pain. I hope that you are well and stay that way. Fran Parker

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