Lois Anne Lepschat died Sept. 16. She was 48.

Mrs. Lepschat was born June 4, 1965, and was raised in Gales Creek. She attended Visitation Grade School in Verboort and graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1983.

She worked in high tech her entire career, including Westac and Fujitsu. A major portion of her career was as a manager for Vernier Software.

She was preceded in death by her father, Norbert "Tuck" Lepschat. She is survived by her mother, Norma Lepschat; sisters, Christine Bump, Barbara Lepschat, Diane Woodruff, Mary Carol Lepschat, Rosalia "Buzzy" Snow and Amy Deppa; brothers, Pete Lepschat and Dan Lepschat; and 16 nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, followed by a reception in the parish hall.

Memorial donations can be made to Displaced Pets Rescue 503-703-2923, [email protected], http://displacedpetsrescue.com/ or Oregon Health Sciences University, OHSU Foundation, 1121 S.W. Salmon St., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205-2021.