Lois Badgley Fedderman
Thursday, August 4, 2005 5:54 PM PDT
08.05.05 - Lois Badgley Fedderman, 92, of Sonoma, died peacefully at her home on July 24, 2005.
Lois was born on Oct. 6, 1912, in Flatbush, New York, the daughter of Charles and Carrie Fedderman. She was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where she was a graduate of Westfield High School. She later attended the University of Pennsylvania and went on to teach third and fourth grades at Newark Academy in Newark, New Jersey, for six years.
Lois began visiting San Francisco in 1940, and it was there that she decided to enter the business world. In 1944, she took a position with Placer Management Limited (later Consolidating Purchasing and Designing, Inc.), an agent for Placer Development Limited in Vancouver, British Columbia, miners of precious metals. Lois made several trips to mining properties in Colombia, South America.
During one trip in 1948, she was caught in Colombia's revolution and unable to leave the country for five months. She worked for C.P.D. for 33 years and retired in 1977 as an officer of the company.
Soon after retiring, Lois moved to Creekside in Sonoma, where she resided for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Florence Plunkett, of Santa Rosa, and brother, Charles Feddermann, of Sacramento.
She is survived by two nephews, Charles Feddermann and wife Nancy, and their sons, Robert (Christine) and Matthew (Sonja), and William Plunkett and wife Marie, and their son, William.
At her request, no formal services will be held.
A private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Hillside Cemetery, in Plainsfield, NJ. Memorial contributions in Lois' honor can be made to Hospice of Marin, Valley of the Moon Team, 190 W. Napa St., Sonoma, CA 95476.
Cremation by Mission Cremation Service, under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel.