Lois Marie LaFontaine

Lois Marie LaFontaine, 83, of Buckhannon, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at St. Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born in Cowen a daughter of the late Howard Norvell Campbell and Osie Maye Mitchell Campbell. In addition to her parents, Lois was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by two children: Brian Wayne LaFontaine and Kathy Brzozowski; and one sister, Darleen Westfall.

On July 3, 1959, Lois married Thomas “Tom” Connor LaFontaine, and together they shared 63 years.

Forever cherishing their memories of Lois are her husband, Tom LaFontaine of Buckhannon; three children: Howie LaFontaine and wife, Bobbie Jo, of Flemington, Tina Tinnel and husband, Jeff, of Jane Lew, and Kevin Brzozowski and wife, Denise, of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter-in-law, Connie Heater LaFontaine of Buckhannon; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carol Campbell and Tammy Campbell both of Buckhannon; two nieces: Kim Hollen and Chrissy Duarte; one nephew, Jacob Ochs; and one beloved cousin/sister, Sonja Bayless.

Lois graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1957. While attending high school, Lois was a majorette. She was the owner and operator of The Perfect Touch (plaster-craft and paint store) and later Lois’ Gifts and Flowers. After more than 10 years owning her own businesses, Lois closed the shop but continued to create beautiful floral arrangements for cemeteries and other events. Some of her favorite flowers were yellow roses and iris’. She was Christian by faith and a very active member of several churches in the Buckhannon area over the years. Lois truly lived her life by the word of God and enjoyed helping people in ways that made their lives better, easier, and happier. She was also the founder of Take Pride in America Month (a patriotic celebration) and the founder of the Buckhannon Chapter of Women’s Aglow.

Lois was an amazing artist and especially enjoyed painting. She grew up on a farm and always loved animals. Whether she was feeding her birds and squirrels or playing with her two cats (Trumpet & Bug) and grand-dog (Tiki), animals made Lois’ heart happy. She also loved all things jungle, especially jungle cats. Lasagna, roast beef in a cast iron skillet, coke cake, ramps, and buckwheat cakes are just a few things Lois cooked phenomenally, but her most requested dish was definitely her famous potato salad. Lois loved people and her outgoing nature will be dearly missed by all.

Lois’ request for Cremation has been honored. A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

We, at Clutter Funeral and Cremation located at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Lois Marie LaFontaine. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ClutterFuneralHome.com.

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