A graveside service for Lois Patricia Hakalo, 97, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Glenrock Cemetery in Glenrock, Wyoming with Pastor Rick Bishop of the Glenrock Community Baptist Church officiating.
Lois Hakalo died Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the Shepherd of the Valley Healthcare Center in Casper, Wyoming.
Lois was born Monday, February 8, 1926 on the family homestead 33 miles northwest of Douglas, Wyoming, near the Ross Road. She was the daughter of Wyoming homesteaders, Louis Joseph and Betsy (Kaarbo) Mason, who settled in the area in 1916. She was reared at the homestead and received her education at the Brown Springs country school which was a short distance from the homestead.
She was married to Matthew Orville Hakalo on July 16, 1966 in Glenrock, Wyoming. They lived and worked on Orville’s grandfather’s homestead off of Mormon Canyon Road south of Glenrock their entire married life
She is survived by special friend Lucretia “Peaches” Richards of Glenrock and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in death by her father, Louis, on October 4, 1925; mother Betsy, on December 11, 1941; husband, Orville, on August 20, 2011; and siblings, James L. Mason on August 4, 1995, William Henry Mason on November 19, 1989, and Betty Virginia Gwartney on March 16, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimers Association of Wyoming, 2232 Dell Range Boulevard, Suite 101, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com