Death of Lois Quillen

Posted by GCI Weekly Update on January 10, 2018 under Prayer & Updates | 6 Comments to Read

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Lois Quillen, wife of retired GCI Pastor Bill Quillen. The following information was provided by Lois’ daughter, Barb (Quillen) Egbert.

Bill and Lois Quillen

Lois Eleanor (Walker) Quillen passed away on January 1 at age 87. She and Bill had been married for 63 years. Lois, who had been orphaned at a young age, was preceded in death by three siblings and an infant son. Lois is survived by two daughters, Beth Thomas and Barbara Egbert (wife of Jeb Egbert), five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Bill and Lois pastored numerous GCI (then WCG) congregations, including Des Moines and Iowa City, IA; Glendale, CA; Missoula and Kalispell, MT; Las Vegas, NV; Kingman, AZ; and Victoria, TX. After retiring, they moved to Frisco, TX, then to Huntington Beach, CA, to be closer to family.

Lois filled many roles in her life—wife, mother, grandmother, pastor’s wife, SEP camp staff member, and friend. She was widely known for her graceful gift of loving every person who crossed her path. She knew no stranger, and “adopted” many into her family.

Cards may be sent to:

Bill Quillen
8933 Amador Circle #1315A
Huntington Beach, CA 92646-8737

  • Santiago Lange said,

    Dear Bill and family,

    We thank God for Lois and her life of giving. Well done, faithful servant!
    In this difficult time we pray that our loving Father will give you encouragement and comfort. He is faithful and His promises are sure. Lois now awaits the resurrection. I look forward to meeting her.

    Every blessing,
    Santiago

  • Ken & Nancy said,

    Dear Bill and family,

    Nancy and I met at a single’s dance you and Lois hosted in Des Moines spring 1971. We cannot be sufficiently grateful for your hospitality and other kindnesses you gave us over the years. We recently found a picture of Lois hugging our youngest son Michael when he was a camper at SEP Orr, MN – both were smiling widely. We join with many others in praying for you and your family.

    Ken and Nancy

  • Ray Meyer said,

    Dear Bill and Family,

    We have many fond memories of you and Lois and your family over the years. We deeply appreciate your example and ministry and thank you for your wonderful service to God’s people. May God grant you comfort and peace at this time of loss. With our love, Ray and Carol Meyer

  • Todd Woods said,

    Mr Quillen and Family,

    My mother Iretha and my brothers John and Gerard have very fond memories of you both when you were pastoring here in Iowa. Our hearts go out to you, Beth, Barb, and the whole family. May the Holy Spirit strengthen and carry you.

    Todd Woods

  • Sheila Graham said,

    Lois was a wonderful light to our church in The Colony [in the Dallas, TX area] and a great example of service not only to the church but also to all those who knew her. I pray for Bill and all the family in their loss of this sweet lady. She will indeed be missed.

  • Linda Duncan said,

    Bill and Lois were frequent visitors to our small congregation in Denison, TX (about 80 miles north of Dallas), where Bill would sometimes “fill in” for our pastor and give the sermon. Lois was such a warm and friendly person. I considered her a good friend and we continued to correspond after the Quillens moved from Frisco, TX to Huntington Beach, CA. I was very saddened to hear of her death. Lois will be greatly missed.