The Curry Coastal Pilot

Lola Bishop, 90, of Brookings, passed away Oct. 30, 2011, in Crescent City.

Lola was born July 26, 1921, in Anadarko, Okla., to Vernon and Georgia (Turley) McCarley.

She married Walter Bishop Nov. 27, 1937, in Oklahoma.

They then moved to California and began a family. They moved to Arizona before moving to Myrtle Creek, where Lola worked as a grocery clerk and later as a meat cutter.

They moved to Brookings in 1963. Lola was an active member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Harbor. She was known by many as a prayer warrior and could be called upon anytime with problems. She was the epitome of a grandma: She took great delight in spending time with her grandchildren, including going to their games and activities. Lola also loved to read and do puzzles in her later years.

Survivors include her son Ed Bishop and his wife Betty of Harbor; daughter Twila Davidson and her husband Wes of Eugene; daughter-in-law Joy Bishop of Brookings; grandchildren John Bishop (Kris), Donnie Bishop, Brian Davidson (Jeannie), Phil Bishop (Terrie), Darren Davidson (Sue), Lonnie Bishop (Steffanie), Kristy McIntyre (Bill). Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband Walter, and son Don Bishop.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 15803 Highway 101 in Harbor. Pastors Richard Hadley and Jim Schultz will officiate. Private inurnment will be at W.J. Ward Memorial Cemetery, in Brookings.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 15803 Highway 101, Brookings, OR 97415.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.