July 26, 1935 - December 31, 2018
Lois Elsie Hollenshead passed away peacefully on December 31, 2018.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Lunn’s. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Lunn’s Chapel. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Lois Rees was born July 26, 1935, in Big Springs, Nebraska, to Walter and Rose Rees. She grew up on the family farm along with her sister Margaret. Upon graduating from Big Springs High, she attended business college in Denver, Colorado. While living in Denver, Lois met a young airman, Donald Hollenshead, who became the love of her life. They were married March 2, 1956, and relocated to Denison, Texas, where Lois worked in the office of the Yellow Jacket Boat Company. In 1960 Lois and Don settled in Wichita Falls. Lois was a doting mother, supporting and participating in her children’s various activities. After her children were grown, she enjoyed working at McClurkan’s Department Store for a number of years. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, and was devoted to volunteering in any way she could to support the church community. She has a long list of amazing friends and neighbors who she loved dearly. Lois was a wonderful mother, a proud grandmother and an even prouder great-grandmother. She loved to share the successes and achievements of all.
Lois must be joyously happy that she will no longer suffer from telemarketers, junk mail, pushy
salesmen and having to pay extra for black Friday sale advertisements!
Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald Hollenshead.
She is survived by her loving family: daughter Lynda Gill of Wichita Falls; son Douglas Hollenshead and wife Veronica of Argyle, TX; grandchildren Vanessa Whittington, Kenny Gill and Steven Gill, all of Wichita Falls; Lindsey Story and husband Chris of Fort Worth, TX; and Alex Hollenshead and Pablo Hollenshead both of Argyle, TX; great-grandchildren Tessa, Tyce and Taryn Whittington; and Paisley, Lennon and Morgan Story. Lois considered Lula Lopez Gomez of Delicias, Mexico, as an honorary grandchild, as well. She is also survived by one sister, Margaret Parker of Centralia, MO; sister-in-law Dorothy Furry (Karen Jacobs) of Harrisburg, PA; two brothers-in-law, Jim Hollenshead(Rose) and Jack Hollenshead (Carol) of Chambersburg, PA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
For those desiring memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, St. Marks United Methodist Church and Faith Mission of Wichita Falls.