Lou Stevens, a longtime Moscow resident, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Community Health and Hospice in Longview, WA. She was 93.
Lucille Lorene “Lou” Steele was born January 16, 1923 at Sedalia, Missouri to John Milton and Sarah Ann (Sallie) Meyer Steele. She grew up there and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1942. That year she married Dave Sumner in Missouri.
Lou started her career with telephone companies first in Portland, OR and then Kansas City, MO. In 1963 she transferred to Moscow with Pacific Telephone, later GTE and Verizon before retiring in 1983.
On August 16, 1963 Lou married Charley A. Stevens in Moscow. Over the years Lou has been active in the Idaho Old Time Fiddlers, playing piano, guitar and singing. She enjoys playing cards a member of the Senior Citizens, Telephone Pioneers, and is an active member of the United Church of Moscow.
Charley died in 1997. Lou has a son and daughter-in-law, David T. Sumner, III and Sharon. She also has three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Lou had four brothers and four sisters who have died.
A memorial service will be held at United Church of Moscow in the spring and urn placement will be at the Moscow Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the United Church of Moscow or to the Idaho Old Time Fiddlers.