Lois Hintze Prince

Lois Hintze PrincePrince, Lois

1934 – 2019

Lois Jean Cromar Hintze Prince passed away on January 25, 2019 at the age of 84 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her three children Elizabeth (Michael) Thompson, Stephen (Denise) Hintze, and Karren (Ross) Hopkin, adopted sister Barbara (Alan) Bunker, 20 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands Milton Hintze and Wayne Prince, her brothers Lynn and Earl, and her sister Rhea.

Lois was born on August 10, 1934 to Herbert Lang Cromar and Sarah Elizabeth Bytheway Cromar in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Milton Joseph Hintze for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 25, 1954. Even though Milton was in the Air Force, they lived their entire married life in Oklahoma. After Milton passed away, Lois moved to Utah, living in both Salt Lake City and St. George. She married Wayne Prince for companionship here on earth in 1994. She eventually returned to Oklahoma to be near family.

Lois attended Brigham Young University and University of Utah before she was married. She returned to college after her three children were born, and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She quickly became a high school teacher, teaching Speech, Drama and Debate. She loved her career, teaching, directing musicals and plays, and taking students to Speech Tournaments. She taught at Elk City High School, Putnam City High School and Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, and Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. She was given many honors in her career including Key Coach of the Barkley Forum at Emory University, and Oklahoma Outstanding Young Speech Teacher. Lois was loved by her students. She hosted many parties and get-togethers at her home for them and spent a lot of time with them outside of the realm of her school responsibilities. She also took groups of students to Europe every summer for 10 years.

Lois also was very talented in homemaking arts. She could cook well, knew how to decorate cakes, and sewed many dresses for her daughters.

Lois had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, being a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She made sure her family always attended church, even during the many times when Milton was out of town with his military assignments. Lois and Milton served a family history mission in Salt Lake City, Utah. Milton passed away while they were serving this mission, and Lois continued serving another year after that. After Wayne and Lois were married, they served a Church Educational System Mission in the Canary Islands, Spain.

A funeral service will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. There will be a visitation from 9:30-10:30 am, with the funeral service at 11:00 am, on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Lois will be interred at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City where her late husband Milton lays at rest.

5 thoughts on “Lois Hintze Prince”

  1. Charlotte Ream Cooper

    Lois was considered a part of our family during the years she was the Debate Coach at Heritage Hall. Alison, Shannon, Rebecca, and Chris spent many weekends traveling in her van to tournaments in Oklahoma and other states. Their national rankings, critical thinking, research and speaking skills can be directly tied to instruction from Lois Hintze. She was a wonderful teacher, demanding debate coach, and role model. It takes a special talent to deal with opinionated debate students!! We all benefited from having her in our lives.

    1. The whole Hinze family was an influence in the Davis Family. Lois shared her talents with all of us. She and Milt had children the same ages as ours and as a results of lives were connected. The obit is so true and well written. It covers her life’s accomplishments and brought back some great memories. Tyanksk you Lois and the Hinze family.

  2. Vicki Cross Thompson

    Mrs. Hintze…(cannot call her Lois!) changed my life! I took her class last semester of my senior year at Del City HS. She put me in a tournament and the rest is history! I followed in her footsteps, majoring in Speech/Drama and did it for 32 years. When I was named Arkansas S/D Teacher of the Year….I finally found her in Utah and called her! I thanked her for being such a great role model and she cried…..I will never forget how she not only taught and coached….but cared!! A special person to so many……

  3. Sheryl Chard

    I had the good fortune to have “Mrs. Hintze” as my speech and debate coach while a student at Heritage Hall in 1981-84. The opportunity to go to a school that had such an outstanding speech and debate program was an extraordinary gift in my life, and I have many great memories of traveling across the country to tournaments with Mrs. Hintze. I’m very thankful for her guidance and coaching to develop a skill that has enhanced my life’s journey. Lois Hintze had big heart and passion. I’m deeply grateful that I got to spend a few of my young years with her as guide and mentor. Thank you, Mrs. Hintze.

  4. I was in her drama class at Del City High. She was a very good teacher and so kind. I have many loving memories of her. At a debate, they were calling out the honorable mentions. She looked at me and said Oh Donna! You are in the finalists. I took 3rd place but, remember her loving look she gave me. I think of her often with warm thoughts of her. To her family…I’m so sorry for your loss. You were very blessed to have been able to be a part of her life. God Bless all of you. Sincerely, Donna Caldwell Schmidt

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