Lois M. Welgoss, 66, of Larksville died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in her home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 10, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Dorothy Yablonski Brozowski. She grew up in Larksville, where her family had a neighborhood grocery store.
A graduate of Larksville High School and the Gayle IBM Institute of Indianapolis, she was employed by Blue Cross and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed for 30 years by Kmart in Edwardsville as a department manager of ladies' wear.
In 1963, she was crowned Miss Polish Women's Alliance. Her group won first prize in folk dancing in Chicago. Their trophy is displayed in the Wilkes University Polish Room.
On Sept. 9, 1967, Lois married George Welgoss.
She was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Larksville.
She had a passion and talent for painting. She loved to play the piano and to decorate the yard for all holidays. She always had a smile for everyone. Her faith was in God and family with a passion for caring. For many years, she was a caregiver for both of her parents.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Eugene.
Surviving are her husband, George; sons, Stephen, and his wife, Heather, Swoyersville; and Gregory, Larksville; two granddaughters, Emily and Jude Isabel; aunts, an uncle, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday from Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, or to Hospice Community Care.