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Miriam Lois  Bielau Loos Smouse
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Obituary for Miriam Lois Bielau Loos Smouse

Miriam Lois Bielau Loos Smouse, Port Saint Lucie, FL, passed away on May 5, 2018 after a brief illness.

Born April 22, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA, Miriam was the second of four daughters of the late Otto Theodore and Ruth (Sexauer) Bielau.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert A. Loos, her husband of 11 years, Jack Smouse, and sister Joan B. Crawford. Miriam was a 1943 graduate of Carrick High School and completed the Retail and Merchandising Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked as Assistant Buyer for the Joseph Horne Company prior to marrying Robert Loos in 1950. Miriam and Bob spent many nights on the dance floor during their marriage, and were avid bridge players and golfers. She was active in the Rosslyn Farms Women’s Club and the Carnegie Boys’ Club. Her house was a favorite gathering place for all of the neighborhood children, and many a stray dog, cat or college friend found a home there and a place at the dinner table. On Miriam’s 76th birthday, she surprised everyone by eloping with Jack Smouse. She and Jack shared a love of painting. Together they enjoyed world travels and many adventures such as glider plane flying. But her true joy was her family: her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Miriam faced life with determination and good humor. Her spirit was strong and joyful, and is her greatest legacy to all who loved her.

Miriam is survived by sons Robert B. Loos, Miami, FL, Thomas P. (Nancy C.) Loos, Dumont CO, and C. William (Elizabeth M.) Loos, Weehawken, NJ, daughters Cynthia A. Loos (Brian Shanley), Conway, SC, and Elizabeth R. Loos, Bismarck, ND; grandchildren Katie Neral, Baltimore, MD, Emily (A. Lee) Chapman, Westminster, MD, Cheniene Loos, Miami, FL, Cory Anderson, South Daytona, FL, Rayna, Patrick and Luke Loos, Weehawken, NJ, and Gus Rohwer, Bismarck, ND; great grandchildren Adina Scarpelli and Savannah Chapman, Westminster, MD and River Bielau Loos-Lazo, Miami, FL; sisters Arlene B. Killian, Lancaster, PA, and Barbara B. (Jon) Nivus, Laconia, NH, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Harbor Place, 3700 SE Jennings Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL on May 14, 2018 at 4 PM. Miriam will be buried next to her late husband Robert in Grantsville Cemetery, Grantsville, MD at a date yet to be determined.

Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Stuart FL and Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD. For online condolences an guestbook, visit

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