Lois Ailene (Vassar) DuCharme, 87, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, July 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Lois was born October 18, 1935 to Volney Vassar and Lillian (Nelson) Vassar in Florence, Wisconsin. She was one of fifteen children. Lois was married to Ned Charles DuCharme and together they raised six children and played a huge role in the lives of their grandchildren.
Lois enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center in Mena. She had many friends that she would play bingo with, listen to music and dance. She was a hard worker her entire life, she raised her six children while being a homemaker and doing farm work including tending to the cows. Lois loved baking and would bake cakes for her children's afterschool snack daily. She enjoyed fishing and being with her family. Above all, Lois was a caregiver at heart and took care of her husband and daughter. She was a compassionate and caring person.
Lois leaves behind to cherish her memory four of her children: Glen DuCharme and Ressa of Butler, Missouri; Marie Himes and husband Bill of Waldron, Arkansas; Mark DuCharme and wife Kate of Las Vegas, Nevada and Barton DuCharme and wife Debby of Nella, Arkansas. Grandma will forever remain in the hearts of her ten grandchildren: Ned DuCharme, Preston DuCharme, Brandi Ortega, Cassie Beck, Celeste Ashford, Ridge Robinson, Koleman DuCharme, Daintrie DuCharme, Christina Metcalf and Candace Curtis; as well as multiple great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Lois is also survived by one sister Linda Erickson of Connecticut and many nieces and nephews. Lois will be missed by all that knew her and those lives she impacted and cared for.
Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ned DuCharme; her parents, Volney and Lillian Vassar, and her children Hartley Aaron DuCharme and Odette Louise DuCharme.
Lois' memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2023 at the DuCharme Family Farm in Nella, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Shaddon officiating. Arrangements & Cremation Services are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.