Lola Obermiller was born on September 29th, 1934 to Roy and Maud (née Wickenhagen) Lloyd in Greenfield, MO. The 7th of 10 children, Lola had many fond and funny memories of growing up in such a large family. When Lola was 6 years old, her family moved to Chelan Falls, WA to find employment. She liked to tell how relatives that had previously moved there bragged that you could find money on the street.
In 1950, Lola married Earl Obermiller and in 1951 she gave birth to a very tiny premature baby, Lola Earlene. This traumatized Earl so much that he swore they were never having any more kids so Lola Earlene was a combination of both of their names. Two years later, Earl Dean, Jr. was born and Earl, Sr. went and got a vasectomy.
Lola and family ended up settling in White Center, WA in 1956 where Earl got a job as a bull operator for Associated Grocers and later Lola got a job in Seattle for The Grange as an insurance coder.
In 1984, Earl passed away from lung cancer and Lola spent the rest of her years dedicated to God and her family. She was affectionately known by most people simply as “Granny.” In 2004 she moved to Enumclaw.
Lola is survived by her sister, Mae Harrison; daughter, Lola “Earlene” Gunnells; son, Earl “Bub” Obermiller, Jr.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There will be an open house for Lola on the 14th from 11am-4pm at 1000 Bathke Ave, Enumclaw, for anyone who would like to attend.
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