Lois Heiner Sessions, 77 year-old resident of Rexburg passed away on July 23, 2020 at the home of her son and daughter in law, Spencer and Laurie Sessions in Post Falls. She was born on March 20, 1943 at the family home in Heyburn, Idaho the daughter of Calvin G. and Ruth Wilcox Heiner.
Lois received her elementary education at Heyburn Elementary School and graduated from Minico High School in 1961. She attended beauty college in Twin Falls before transferring to a beauty college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Later in her life she attended Ricks College in Rexburg and studied art and music.
Lois was very talented in the arts and music throughout her life and took vocal, piano, and organ lessons into adulthood. She married the love of her life in November of 1962 in Idaho Falls. A stay at home mother who worked part time as a cashier for Ricks College and BYU-Idaho.
A native of Idaho, she loved the varied pristine areas and the many wonders she found as she traveled throughout the state. With her husband she was able to travel and visited most of the 50 states in the United States along with international travel to Venezuela, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Honduras, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. Her favorite place to visit was Hawaii.
Survivors include her husband Jim of 57 years, their six sons, Shane E. (Rebecca) of Hyrum, Utah, S. Kevin (Traci) of Rexburg, Stanton J. (Amber) of Snohomish, Washington, Spencer A. (Laurie) of Post Falls, Shaun B. (Jennifer) of Payson, Utah, Schuyler B. (Marianne) of Rexburg, 26 grandchildren (eight who are married), and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, an older brother C. Lynn Heiner of Melba, Idaho, and an older sister Karen Heiner Reilley of Taylorsville, Utah. Lois may be gone but she will not be forgotten and her influence will be seen and felt in the lives of her family.
At the time of her death, Lois had been under the care of North Idaho Hospice, Doctor Robert Ancker, Hospice Nurses, her husband, son and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Laurie Sessions, and family members. Funeral Services will be held in Rexburg with burial in the Rexburg Cemetery.