Lois Elizabeth Maples Ouzts 1924 ~ 2011

BOUNTIFUL, UTAH - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grand-mother and friend, Lois Elizabeth Maples Ouzts, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - one day before her 87th Birthday.She was born August 10, 1924 in Caswell County, North Carolina to Leonard Maples and Lucy Esther Aldridge. She spent her early childhood in West Durham, North Carolina living in a Cotton Mill Village. Her neighbors were like family and she had fond memories and many friends. At age 12 her family moved to the family farm in Caswell County. She graduated from Anderson High School with a class of 50 students. The highlight of her senior year was a class trip to Washington D.C. In 1942 she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah with her parents and brother. She married Milton Ricker Ouzts on July 31, 1944 in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they spent 67 loving and devoted years side by side with one another. Lois was an active member of the LDS Church, a member of the Val Verda 2nd Ward for over 50 years serving in many positions. She was a woman of 'Self-Reliance' "....Providing for ourselves and others is evidence that we are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ." The Lord blessed her with a large posterity - 12 children, 36 grandchildren, 38 great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting and made quilts for all her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Milton and their children: Rick (Jackie) of Toutle, WA; Nadine (Richard) of North Salt Lake; Carl (Beverly) of Salt Lake City; Joyce of Bountiful; Kevin (Deanna) of Burlington, NC; Philip (Coralie) of Castle Dale, UT; Paul (Jessica) of Layton; Steven (Kristine) of Mesa, AZ; Edward of Bountiful; Stacy Peter (Peggy) of Layton; Dale of Renton, WA; Irene (Philip) of Mesa, AZ. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her only brother Ernest Maples, and a granddaughter Esther Mae Ouzt. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Val Verda 2nd Ward, 3317 So. 800 W., Bountiful, UT. Viewing on Sunday August 14th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main, Bountiful and on Monday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the LDS church. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com. Special thanks to Bristal Hospice for their kindness and support.