Lois X. Neuville On December 11, 2013, our beloved mother passed from this earth following a brief illness.  She was 83.  Lois Xavia Bradbury was born on February 15, 1930, to Carl Walter Bradbury and Bessie Brady Bradbury. She led a rewarding life of personal accomplishments and adventures despite an early life of hardship.  She was orphaned during the Great Depression and after bouncing around foster homes, she and her two sisters were placed in St. Gertrude's Academy in Ridgely, Maryland run by the Benedictine Sisters.  Lois married Gayle Clyde Neuville in 1950 and followed him to El Paso, Texas to begin his career as an Army Intelligence Officer.  They traveled to places far and wide with his various assignments with the U.S. Army including Monterrey, California, where he was enrolled in the language school and their first child, Brady was born.  Gayle died suddenly at the age of 29, and Lois began the hard task of raising 3 young children on her own.  In 1962, Lois married David Wilson and they had a daughter.  After the marriage ended, she was on her own again with 4 small children.  She was determined to keep her children out of foster care while working full time and going to school at night to get her college degree.  This determination to improve her lot in life was evident to all 4 children, who knew from an early age that having a college degree was very important. She finally earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education after years of night school and later went on to earn a Master's Degree.  She taught fourth grade at Riverside Elementary for many years, then moved on to Special Education and later became an Educational Diagnostician for the Ysleta Independent School District, and later the El Paso Independent School District.  After she retired from the El Paso Independent School district, she moved to the San Antonio Area to be closer to her three daughters and two of her grandchildren. Lois was extremely well-read and had a love of history.  She was a font of information and could regale a crowd with her detailed knowledge of historical events.  She loved to travel the world with friends and family and in her later years, got a great deal of enjoyment chatting online with friends all over the world. She is preceded in death by her husband Gayle Clyde Neuville, and her sister Betty Doyas.  She is survived by her younger sister, Mary Lou Roberts who lives in Florida, her daughters Brady Hansen, Shelley Sproull and Timi Lynch, and her son Kerry Neuville, and 4 grandchildren: Shane Neuville of Denver CO, Sarah Neuville of Denver CO, Kelsey Sproull of Houston TX and Patrick Sproull of Boerne, TX. She also leaves behind her beloved dog and constant companion, Bentley. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Human Society.

Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 2014