The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

December 3, 2013

Lois Ficken Fuiten

Palestine Herald-Press

— Lois Ficken Fuiten, 87, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2013 in Palestine, Texas.  

Lois was born to John and Mattie Collier Ficken on June 6, 1926 in Long Lake, Texas. Lois attended Oakwood and Long Lake Schools, and graduated from Woodhouse High School in 1943. She moved to California and worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Company for 25 years, retiring as education manager. While in California, she met and married her husband of 49 years, Fred Fuiten. She also served as a volunteer in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

She moved back to Palestine in 1992 to care for her parents and was a member of Long Lake Baptist Church. While living in Palestine, she was a member of the Red Hat Society, a volunteer at Palestine Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, and an active participant in the Pearl Harbor Survivors. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Fuiten, a Pearl Harbor survivor; her father, John Ficken; mother, Mattie Jarrard; and stepfather, Fred Jarrard; sisters, Molly Ficken, Marguerite Russell, Eloise Gee, Lorene Sowell, Loretta Henderson, Charlotte Jarrard; and brother, Fred Jarrard Jr. 

She is survived by her sisters, Ivalene Goodman of Wimberley, Texas and Linny Gurganus of Tyler, Texas; her brother, Robert Jarrard of Conroe, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Her nephews will serve as her pallbearers.  

Visitation will be held at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home, 3434 South Loop 256 Palestine, Texas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be provided by the Rev. Danny Shaver on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Chapel.  She will be laid to rest at Fort Houston Cemetery in Palestine, Texas.  

In lieu of floral remembrances, donations can be made to Long Lake Baptist Church, to the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice.  

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