belyea

July 26, 1941 ~ January 11, 2020

Lois Marie (Hartling) Christensen Belyea, 78, formerly of Spokane and more recently of Eastport, passed away January 11, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend her Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 29, at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 North Wall Street, Spokane.

A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

Lois was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, July 26, 1941. The family moved to Missoula, Montana, and later to Spokane. After graduation from Lewis & Clark High School, Lois attended Northwest Christian University and received her B.A. degree from Eastern Washington University.

In 1970 a son, John Kenneth Livingston, arrived in the home of Lois and Ward Livingston. They also welcomed into their home a foster daughter, Becky Hope, who has remained a part of Lois’s extended family.

As an accomplished office manager, Lois was employed by companies in Spokane and Portland, Oregon. Her most recent job was with Skyview Construction in Post Falls. It was there that Lois and Clint met. They were married August 4, 2012, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bonners Ferry.

Wonderful friendships developed in her places of work and in groups like Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, River City Jaycees and her churches. Such friendships remained close for years and many continued until her death.

We remember Lois as a gracious lady, who was often the “life of the party.” She loved getting people together, had a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. We recall her Christian faith, both through her family tradition in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and her connection to Clint’s Catholic Church tradition, which she also treasured.

Lois is greatly missed, but she is free of the constraints of earth and is in the presence of her Lord.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Raymond L. Hartling and Ruth A. (Titterington) Hartling, Lois’ husband Larry E. Christensen and his son, Pat Christensen.

She is survived by her husband, Clinton G. Belyea, at the home in Eastport, son John (Mistie) Livingston and stepson Michael (Renea) Christensen, all of Spokane, sister Mary (Cliff) Barbre of Ephrata, Washington, brother Philip R. (Marilee) Hartling of Hacienda Heights, California, many beloved members of the Belyea Family, the Christensen Family and numerous grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to sign Lois’s book at www.bonnersferryfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Lois’ name to a charity of choice.

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