Lois Ruth Baughman was born on July 29, 1932 to parents William & Annie Falk in Sunnyslope AB, the sixth of seven children. Lois accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was 6, whom she loved for the rest of her life. Lois married John Clifford Baughman on April 20, 1957 in Victoria, BC (where mom had received her nursing diploma at Royal Jubilee Hospital). Together, Lois & Cliff served in various Nazarene churches in Western Canada, and being the pastor’s wife meant often playing the piano or organ, and teaching Sunday School. They were blessed with 5 children, between 1958 and 1968. The children got to know Lois as a loving mother, wonderful cook and seamstress, making many of her children’s clothes herself in those early years. During her life, Lois took up sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, Norwegian cooking, rosemaling, and hardanger. The children have many fond memories of camping trips taken together, usually in a station wagon and a tent trailer. Lois & Cliff took a couple trips to Norway (1996, 1999) to visit family, and one trip to Zambia (1998) where they served in a workcamp. In 1968, the family moved to Swift Current which has been home base until Lois & Cliff’s passing. Within a year or two, Lois served as a Registered Nurse at the Swift Current Union Hospital. She worked on the maternity ward and eventually as head nurse of that same ward. In 1977, after the Church of the Nazarene had closed in Swift Current and in Morse, the family began attending and getting involved with Eastside Church of God in Swift Current.
Lois is predeceased by her husband, Cliff Boughman (2004); her mother, Annie Falk (when Lois was 9 yrs old); her father, William Falk; and by her siblings, William, Leonard, Eileen, and two siblings in infancy. She is survived by her 5 children: Mark (Heather) Baughman, Philip (Mary-Lynn) Baughman, Erlene (Gordon) Kehler, Margaret (Lorne) Holderbein, Timothy (Sheri) Baughman; 4 grandchildren: John Baughman, Cheryl Zaw, Tracy Schellenberg, Amy Holderbein; 8 step-grandchildren: Daniel Willman, Larissa Swan, Janelle Klassen, Alyssa Legault, Evan Enders, Raechelle Enders, Zachary Baughman, Taylor Baughman; 7 great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; a younger brother, Mearl (Faith) Falk; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lois passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at The Meadows in Swift Current, SK after suffering a second stroke. Lois wanted to be with her Lord, and reunited with family who had passed on before. She now will spend her first Easter in heaven with them.
A Memorial Service in Swift Current, SK, and a Graveside Service in Bergen, AB will be held at a later date due to isolation regulations.
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