Lois Ann Marie Treat (nee Noce), 82, died on Thursday, November 11 th , 2021 in Boise, Idaho. Lois was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, by her parents, Illuminato Noce and Frances Fatha Vigliaroli. She attended St. Paul the Apostle Grade School and DeAndreis High School. She graduated from Fontbonne University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later received her master’s degree in modern European history (teaching) from St. Louis University. Following graduation from Fontbonne in 1961, Lois started a teaching career that lasted 43 years and included teaching at junior high and high schools in St. Louis, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Salem, OR; and Kuna, Idaho. While teaching in California, she met the love of her life, Phillip Anders Treat; they were married in February 1968. After several moves around and about California and the Pacific Northwest, Phil and Lois finally settled their family – now with two daughters, Allison and Laura – in Boise, ID. Lois continued her teaching career in Idaho where she taught World History at Kuna Junior High school for 28 years. In 2000, she received the Idaho Humanities Council's Award for Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities on the middle school level. Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Idaho named her middle school Teacher of the Year in 2004.
When not volunteering or teaching, she traveled. Phil and Lois enjoyed exploring American history in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, and would travel as often as possible their favorite island of Kauai. Later in life, she traveled to Israel, England, Ireland, Belize, and Egypt.
Lois is survived by her daughters, Allison Marie Lekas (Michael) and Laura Ann Treat; her grandchildren, Alex Treat Lekas and Arden Lekas, all of Seattle, WA. Also surviving her are her sister Charlotte Luebbers of Danville, IL, her bother Paul Noce and his wife Janice Noce of Arlington, TX, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. She attended Summit Church where she had many loving friends.
Private burial at Dry Creek Cemetery under the direction of Aldon-Waggoner Funeral Chapel and Crematory. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Africa New Life Ministries at https://www.africanewlife.org/ , Simon Wiesenthal Center at https://www.wiesenthal.com/ , or the Summit Church (Fellowship Fund), 10375 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709, www.summitchurchboise.org .