Lois Churchill Crow Finn, 83, of Paterson died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at Prosser Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 4, 1924 in The Dalles, Ore., to John and Hazel (Sanders) Churchill. She graduated from Prosser High School with the class of 1942.

In 1944 she married Robert Crow in Seattle. They had two sons, Dan and Steve. She married Ben Finn in 1973 in Reno, Nev. She was a third generation postmaster and was the Patterson Postmaster for 30 years. She also owned the Paterson Store at the same time.

She is survived by sons, Dan and Steve; stepson, Michael Finn; two grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; one great- granddaughter; and one sister, Lucille.

She was preceded in death by parents; grandson, Mark; and sister, Phyllis.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at Paterson Cemetery in Paterson.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor Lois's memory may contribute to the Paterson Memorial Cemetery at P.O. Box 155 Paterson, WA 99345. Those wishing to sign Lois's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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