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Lois A. Wolff

Lois Ann Wolff passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 after complications resulting from Leukemia in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lois was born in Gillette, Wyoming on July 5, 1973. She graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy May 6, 2000.  She lived in the Phoenix area for the last 16 plus years where she started her clinic, AZ Sports Center Physical Therapy & Pilates.  As a Physical Therapist and Pilates instructor, she touched so many lives, always going above and beyond in all that she did as a healthcare professional, a friend, a sister and an aunt. She is survived by her mother, Nancy Wolff, sisters Sherry Howard, Chris Luke (Ricky), Alberta “Bertie” Gunter (Darrell), Marie Keener (Kevin) and brothers Robert Wolff, Richard Wolff and Bill Wolff, along with nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and a loving companion. She is preceded in death by her father, William Edward Wolff and grandparents Ton and Mildred Whisler and Henry and Catherine Wolff. While Lois loved traveling, hiking, rowing, hummingbirds, flowers, sunsets and a nice glass of wine, she deeply loved her small, but big-hearted Chihuahua, Dixie. They had a very special bond and it was rare to see a picture of Lois alone without Dixie in her arms or lap. Lois lived for the moment, always putting her heart and soul into everything she did and lived by her favorite motto, “Make Today Count”.  Maya Angelou may have said it best – “People will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did.  But people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Whether it was a patient, stranger or a good friend, Lois always made each and every person feel special with her beautiful smile, loving eyes and warm and caring heart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Desert Botanical Garden, Attention: Tribute Program, 1207 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 or you can donate online at www.dbg.org/tributes.  Please include a notation that your contribution is in memory of Lois Wolff.  Lois loved visiting the gardens with her friends and family and always found great joy in this special place.

 A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Victory Life Church 3412 W. University Durant, OK 74701 July 15, 2017 at 2:00pm. Please contact Alberta Gunter at alberta_gunter@gmail.com or Marie Keener at mariekeener917@gmail.com for location details.

9 Comments

  • Diana Jacobson Posted June 29, 2017 9:54 AM

    Miss Lois will be remembered for so many things. I will miss her acceptance and warmth. Her smile and “how are you doin, Miss Diana?”. She had a genuine interest in the lives of the people she helped return to health. She mentored so many physical therapy students over the years and, because of her generosity of her time and expertise, her students will continue the compassionate care that she is so known for. May her memory always be a blessing.

  • Kevin White Sr. Posted June 30, 2017 5:05 AM

    Kevin D. White Sr.. June 30, 2017

    I will always remember her laugh. If you were fortunate to get her to laugh it was a great. Lois was very smart and serious and passionate about what she did. Once you get past that and she laughed it was wonderful. She truly will be missed as she touched a lot of people. I am honored and BLESSED to have been able to meet her and call her and her family my family. I love you Lois and may you REST FOREVER IN PARADISE. I await to make you laugh again some day…Kevin

  • Sharla Posted June 30, 2017 7:02 AM

    I remember Lois from high school and thought she was so smart, so witty and so warm to everyone she met. I looked up to her and I am so amazed by what she did in her life. Her family and friends are in my heart and prayers.

  • Karen Moor-Ortman Posted June 30, 2017 8:50 AM

    Words cannot express how important Lois was to me and my family after we met in PT school. She took such good care of us and especially made a lasting impression on our daughter Jessica with her poise, grace, strength of character and wisdom. She was a big sister and friend to her ever since 1998, and even flew from Phoenix to help her pick out her wedding dress! Lois was an angel to us in her lifetime and will continue to be long after she’s gone. You are missed and loved, Miss Lois. I’ll miss our long FaceTime chats and laughs. It was a privilege to spend time with you this last month. ❤️

  • kimberly marlow Posted July 2, 2017 8:21 AM

    Sending prayers and liove to your family, Bill! You are in my thoughts

  • Michael Bara Posted July 2, 2017 10:00 AM

    Lois’ warmth and relaxed attitude helped my recovery through several painful things. It is such a shock that she is gone that it will take awhile to believe that she is gone. So sorry for her loved ones and friends that this happened. I hope her legacy at AZ Sports Center & Pilates continues.

  • Norm and Karan Lytle Posted July 3, 2017 8:48 AM

    There are so many wonderful memories of Miss Lois. She touched our lives in many ways as our neighbor,physical therapist, and we considered Lois part of our family! Her warmth and love was very contagious to both of us. We will miss Lois saying good morning Mr. Norm or Miss Karan and all of our conversations we had together, solving the worlds problems and most of all her friendship. Lois is our is our angel now and her legacy will live on in our hearts forever. You will always in our thoughts.

  • Carla Tollett Posted July 4, 2017 6:49 AM

    Your family is in my prayers.

  • Karen Stewart, PT CFE CPC-A Posted March 17, 2020 11:48 AM

    I am regretfully just finding out the sad news today about Miss Lois. She is someone I considered not only a wonderful colleague but a friend when we worked together many years ago at Dr Mattalino’s Tempe office, but prior to that when we were both involved with HealthSouth. I am particularly struck deeply about Lois, because I had lost my own father at age 35 from the same dreaded disease, Not only was Lois a solid PT in her skills as well as her keen sense of motivating patients, she was a warm, and deeply wonderful soul who cared about everyone around her, The world is truly lost without this beautiful soul today. Requiscat in pace, my dear friend.

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