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Lois Wetzel Brown

1935 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Lois Wetzel Brown Obituary
Brown, Lois Wetzel Lois Wetzel Brown of Dallas passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1935. She graduated from Warren County High School in Front Royal, Virginia and attended the University of Maryland. She had a life-long passion for journalism and a gift for writing. She began her career as a feature writer in Oxford, Ohio with a weekly column in the Oxford Press under the byline "Lines by Lois." After relocating to Dallas in 1980, she worked as a reporter for the Garland News, and advanced to become the editor of the Richardson News, a position that she held until her retirement in 2001. Lois actively served the Richardson community, as a supporter of the school district and local government. She was a member of the Richardson Rotary Club and the Richardson Woman's Club. She served on the Richardson Regional Medical Center Foundation Board, and was a volunteer for the Network of Community Ministries. She was recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement Award and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richardson. Lois was a breast cancer survivor, and volunteer and advocate for breast cancer treatment and awareness. She is preceded in death by parents, James and Beatrice Wetzel and sister Jane. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Charles Brown; her brother Richard (Shirley) Wetzel of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; children Jill (Ronald) Dean of New Albany, Ohio; Jennifer (Gregory) Hurley of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; Kelly (John) Jorgenson of Lake in the Hills, Illinois; Matt Brown of Houston; Kate (Michael) Fraser of Colorado Springs, Colorado; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, in addition to sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Alice Chirima for the many years of care and devotion she so lovingly provided. Her family will receive friends on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 PM at Restland Memorial Chapel, followed by a memorial service at 2:30. The Reverend April Bristow of the First United Methodist Church of Richardson will preside. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the - Greater Dallas Chapter or the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson, Texas.


Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 30, 2014
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