Lois Katherine Quinn July 10, 1924 - January 12, 2007 On January 12, 2007, Lois K. Quinn passed away at the age of 82. A resident of Lawndale for over 50 years, she is fondly remembered as LoLo. She enjoyed knitting, watching TV, going to the movies with her friend Bobby Gilner and playing with her great-grandchildren. Throughout her life she loved to travel, visiting Europe, New Zealand, Israel as well as the United States, Mexico and Canada. Lois spent many years as a waitress and hostess of various local restaurants, most notably Panchos in Manhattan Beach in the 60's and 70's. Lois was born in Los Angeles, in 1924 to Elmer and Anne Held. She was one of 7 children who grew up in Redondo Beach, California. Her siblings are: Richard J. Held (deceased), Edwin C. Held (deceased, WWII), Howard T. Held (deceased WWII), Rosanne A. Chipp (El Cajon), John E. Held (deceased) and Paul E. Held (Redondo Beach). She graduated Redondo Beach High School with the class of 1942. She met her husband John Phillip Quinn and they married in 1943. John sometimes referred to as Jay, served in WWII and Korea and was awarded numerous medals for his valor. She was preceded in her death by her husband Jay (1986) and daughter Maureen (1984). She was survived by her children Carol Dye (Lawndale, CA) married to Donald K. Dye; Mike Quinn (Grants Pass, OR) married to Kathy Quinn; her granddaughter Dawnmarie Zimmerman (Ligonier, PA), Stacie M. O'Connor (El Segundo, CA), Shannon Quinn (Wilsonville, OR) Jaime Dye-Mischler (Carson, CA), Tori Quinn (Lake Oswego, OR), Carrie Dye (Torrance, CA); and 6 great grandchildren. The family would like Lois to be remembered for her vivacious personality, quick wit and her unwavering love of friends and family. All were blessed to know her and will miss her greatly. The family will hold a public rosary at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on January 18 at 6 P.M. Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold public Mass on Friday, January 19th at 10 A.M. Mrs. Quinn will by interned at Pacific Crest Cemetery following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Lois K. Quinn to the American Lung Association (212) 315-8700 or www.lungusa.org or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (800) FIGHTMS or http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.

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  1. To Lolo’s Family and Friends. I met Lolo in or around 1962 at Pancho’s restaurant in M.B. and had the privilege of working with her in 1965 when I began my career as a bartender learning the trade at Pancho’s and also enjoyed her as a friend. I will miss her and her mischievous smile dearly. “Sleepy eyed Dave”.

  2. What a beautiful lady Lois will always be in my heart. Even though I never got to know her very well, she always warmed my heart with her smile. In starting my own business, it was this Lady who gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed. Your memory will be with me every time I smell honeydew. Every day as I stand outside my back door I look across the street and picture her sitting on her front steps, watching the beauty around her…You will be missed and have been such an inspiration in my life…

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