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Lois E. (McNaughton) Torrance was born August 3, 1921 on the Durham family farm northwest of Buffalo, Oklahoma, to Roy and Ola (Durham) McNaughton. Lois attended the Pleasant Valley School through the 8 th grade. Then attended the Ashland High School for 2 years and graduated from the Buffalo High School with the class of 1939. Lois married her high school sweetheart Hale Torrance on February 23, 1941. To this union four children were born Elaine, Kay, Caroline, and Curtis. Hale and Lois established their family farm northwest of Buffalo where they were partners working on the farm together for 52 years. Lois drove the school bus for many years for the Buffalo Public Schools and also worked as a nurse’s aide at the Harper County Community Hospital. Lois was a master seamstress and sewed for her 3 daughters for many years. Lois made wedding dresses for family and did alterations for many other folks in the community. For several years Lois enjoyed china and oil painting. When she could no longer paint she took up quilting. Lois and Hale enjoyed traveling camping and spending time in the Colorado Mountains. Lois always loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending many of their activities when she was able. Lois attended the Girard Assembly of God Church, Buffalo Assembly of God Church and First Baptist Church of Buffalo. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Hale Torrance, four brothers Leon McNaughton, Warren McNaughton, Marvin McNaughton and infant Jesse Merl McNaughton; her sister Lola Zollinger. Lois went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 11, 2015, with her loving family by her side.  Lois is survived by her children Elaine Edmonds of Enid, Oklahoma, Kay Drew and husband Terrald of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, Caroline Waugh and husband Keith of Oakley, Kansas, and Curtis Torrance and wife Kay of Gage, Oklahoma, 13 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren, 18 Great-Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews; other relatives, and many friends. Family has suggested memorials to the Buffalo First Baptist Church or to the Harper County Community Hospital.


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