Lois Marie Killin
Lois Marie Killin
  • October 18, 1922 - May 7, 2017
  • Castle Rock, Colorado

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Lois Marie Killin, 94

Lois M. Killin, an educator, mother of six children, grandmother of twelve and great grandmother of twelve died in Aurora, Colorado on May 7, 2017. She passed away peacefully at 94.

Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday May 12, 2017 at the Olinger Highland Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at the Olinger Highland Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Killin was born on October 18, 1922 in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Killin received a fencing scholarship to the University of Denver after winning the state championship. She attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She met her husband Edward Killin while teaching in Fort Lupton, Colorado. They were married on August 10, 1947. After the birth of her first three children, she moved to Châteauroux, France in 1952, where her husband taught in an American high school on an American military base. While there she gave birth to her 4th child. In 1954 she moved to Ramstein and then Wiesbaden, Germany, where her 5th and 6th children were born. Upon returning to the United States, she again took up teaching mathematics in Aurora and later in Washington, DC, when her husband took a position at the Pentagon. She then moved to Karlsruhe, Germany, followed by Honolulu, HI and Okinawa, Japan, as a result of her husband's promotions with the Department of Defense Schools. Ed and Lois retired to Broomfield, Colorado in 1985 where she lived until after the death of her husband. Later in life she lived with her daughter Susan Ward in Brighton, Colorado and then resided at the Rose of Sharon Home in Aurora, Colorado.

Lois Marie Killin is survived by her three sons Clinton of Sarreguemines, France; Terry, of Castle Rock, Colorado; and Kevin, of Watertown, Tennessee. She is also survived by her three daughters Susan Ward, of Brighton, Colorado, Jeannine Matott of North Hero, Vermont, and Bonnie Killin, of Fort Collins, Colorado as well as her twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

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Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery, Thornton, CO.