We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley
Lois Hammond passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021. She was a positive, caring, kind, and loving wife, mother, Grammie, and friend with a wonderful sense of humor and a love of life. She enjoyed singing and was an active member of Sweet Adelines International for forty years. She was a gifted artist, an avid gardener, bowler, golfer, and Rummikub champion. Her family moved overseas to Ghana, West Africa for her husband’s work and it was then that she developed her love of travel. Her generous heart and kindness cannot be replaced.
Lois was born in Logan, West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Arts. It was at W.Va. Tech that she met and married the love of her life, Jim (Ham) Hammond. After college she worked for DuPont and had a radio program in Charleston, W.Va. When she moved with her family to Ravenswood, W.Va. she emceed fashion shows for a children’s clothing business, was a kindergarten teacher, had a column in the Ravenswood News, and hosted a radio show. She retired in 1995 after working 15 years in Admitting at Kaiser Pemanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Lois is survived by her daughters Karen Cox (Chuck) of Tega Cay, South Carolina and Robin Hammond of San Ramon, CA her granddaughters Amanda Diehl (Derick) of Tega Cay, South Carolina and Melissa Lucente (Michael) of Charlotte, North Carolina, great grandsons Grayson Diehl, Cooper James Diehl, Charlie Lucente, Nicky Lucente, and great granddaughter, Sloane Lucente. Her constant canine companion, Addie will also dearly miss her. Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James (Ham) Hammond, her parents Russell and Martha Chambers, and her sister, Eileen Newman. Her laugh and generous heart will be missed by all.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Abel Care Home for their wonderful care and kindness.
Due to the pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hope Hospice, Dublin, CA or Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Walnut Creek, CA