Lois Pilcher

November 3, 1942 ~ September 1, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Lois Pilcher

The world has lost a beautiful soul, but heaven has gained an angel.  Our mom, wife, grandma, and friend to all, Lois Pilcher, passed away on September 1, 2022.  Although we all miss her dearly, we are blessed with wonderful memories of the good times and her selfless love.

Lois was born in St. Maries, ID on November 3, 1942, to Homer and Margie Shaffer.  She joined brothers Jerry, Kenny, and Jim and sisters Virginia and Alice.  Lois was the youngest and was always looked after by her older siblings.  

When Lois was sixteen her mother Margie passed away and Lois went to live with her sister Virginia and husband Charlie McIntosh in Pierce, ID.  It was there that she met Dwight Snyder. They married after she graduated from high school in 1960.  A year later Dwight and Lois welcomed a son Tony into the world and a year later another son Rex was born.  Lois was a stay-at-home mom until her sons started school and then she went to work waiting tables at the Country Kitchen restaurant in Kendrick, ID.  One day while waiting tables, the bank manager came in for lunch and noticed mom’s outgoing, bubbly personality and offered her a job at the bank.  Banking was mom’s professional calling and she worked for First Security Bank for 26 years, retiring in 1998 as head of the personal loan department out of Boise, ID.  While in Boise, mom became an avid river rafter and led many excursions with her girlfriends down most of the rivers in Idaho.  She was also an animal lover.  Her favorites were Brodie, her dog, and Roman, her cat.

Lois and Dwight divorced in 1984 and when living in Boise she met Gene Pilcher who became her husband in 1996.  Lois and Gene had a wonderful marriage spanning 26 years first living in Boise, then Cleveland, OH, and finally Lewiston, ID where they built their dream home on Cougar Ridge.  Lois and Gene spent their retirement years snow skiing at their condo in McCall, staying in their cabin at Warm Lake out of Cascade or in Lewiston tending to their yard and huge garden where mom had a magical green thumb and could grow anything.  But their favorite thing to do was visit and host their kids and grandkids which was their greatest joy.

Lois is survived by her husband Gene Pilcher of Lewiston, sons Tony Snyder (Trina) of Kamiah, Rex Snyder (Lisa) of Moscow, Stepdaughter Lisa Farrin of Boise, and Stepson Eric Pilcher of Seattle.  She loved her many grandchildren, Cole Snyder (Shelby), Whitney Harding (Lee), Jordan Snyder, Ryan Snyder (Ashli), Kyle Snyder (Erin), Bailee Schnider (Mike), Bo Olmstead (Bailey) and Great Grandchildren, Branson Rozier, Calin Snyder, Casen Snyder, Harper Snyder, and Lainey Olmstead.

A special thank you to the staff at Palouse Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care in Moscow.  They were so loving and caring to mom.

Rest in peace mom, your work is done here, and you have done a great job.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

A service will be held on September 17, 2022, at the Lewiston First United Methodist Church at 1906 Broadview Dr., Lewiston, ID at 10:00 am.


Memorial Service
September 17, 2022

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Lewiston
1906 Broadview Dr
lewiston, ID 83501


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