Lois Bernice Russell Orenstein, 72, of Etowah, NC, passed away Monday, December 7, 2009 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Dixon, IL, daughter of the late Clyde Russell and Dorothy Heckman Russell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Russell. Mrs. Orenstein had lived in New York, Satellite Beach, FL, Virginia Beach, VA, Isfahan, Iran, and Melbourne, FL, before moving to Etowah.
She was a loving wife and mother. She was involved in ladiesí activities, played golf, bowled, and played bridge. She enjoyed doing crafts, including stained glass art, shopping and spoiling her grandchildren.
Mrs. Orenstein is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Arnold Orenstein of Etowah; two daughters, Stephanie Wiseman and husband, Mike, and Jackie Stenseth and husband, Dave; five grandchildren, Michele, Nick, Sydney, Alex, and Jake; her sisters, Marie Mazzola, Millie Asbury and Kathy Marquie; and brother, Mike Russell.
The family will receive friends from 1 ñ 5 PM Saturday, December 12, 2009, at their residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28210.