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Lois Haddad spacee Lois Haddad

Lois Niles Haddad of Tiburon died Jan. 31 of natural causes. She was 90.

Mrs. Haddad was born in Portland, Ore., the daughter of Ida Cripe Niles and Horace L. Niles. She graduated from Washington High School and began working, but when the U.S. entered World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor that year, she joined the U.S. Marine Corps. She became a staff sergeant and served as chief clerk to the commanding general at the Marine base in San Diego.

When her battalion was disbanded at the end of the war, Mrs. Haddad returned to Portland and enrolled at Reed College. She transferred to the University of California at Berkeley and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

At U.C. Berkeley, she met and married her husband, Sami Michel Haddad. They moved to Marin and raised their two children here.

She played league tennis and duplicate bridge, becoming a bronze life master player. She was an accomplished painter who spent many years studying and exhibiting her work in Northern California. She was a member of the Marin Society of Artists.

Mrs. Haddad enjoyed travel and living in Montreal and London for extended periods. She and her husband went on cruises and trips to Mexico and Hawaii with friends, and she competed in bridge tournaments throughout North America.

Mrs. Haddad was proud that her ancestors, the Stearns family, were early American settlers. They sailed from England in 1630 on the ship Arabella in the Winthrop fleet and landed at Salem, Mass., settling in Watertown. In 1852, her ancestors emigrated to Oregon by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail.

Her daughter, Melanie, said she would be remembered for her intelligence, elegance, loyalty as a friend and her sense of fun.

In addition to husband Sami Haddad and daughter Melanie Hadded, both of Tiburon, Mrs. Haddad is survived by her son, Mark Haddad of Great Falls, Mont., and three nieces and nephews. Her brother, Patton, predeceased her.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949.

 

 

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