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Lois (Easter) McDonald, formerly of Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at her home in Las Vegas with family by her side.
Lois was preceded in death by her Mother, Margret (Domville) Easter; father, Merle Easter, and sister, Marguerite (Easter) Hiller. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Roy McDonald Sr. of Las Vegas, NV, one son, Roy (Kathy) McDonald Jr. of Salt Lake City, UT, one daughter, Linda McDonald of Aurora, IL, one brother, Burt (Winnie Peyton) Easter of Sun City Center, FL, two grandchildren, Adam Klemensen Salt Lake City, UT and Jennifer (Chris) Ledding, Tyler, TX, one great grandchild, Logan Ledding, and many nieces and nephews.
Lois was active in swimming, diving, softball, golf, bowling, snow skiing, dance, and figure skating. A professional ice skater, she skated with Holiday on Ice, Ice Follies, and Stars on Ice. She met fellow skater Roy McDonald of Great Falls, MT whom she married in 1950. They skated in many Cabaret ice productions in hotels throughout the United States and South America as an Adagio pair. Their last performance was at New York's world famous Roxy Theater.
Lois was the assistant Aquatic Director of the Green Bay YMCA for 20 years. She was instrumental in bringing competitive synchronized swimming to Wisconsin. Lois was a synchronized swimming judge and the founder and coach of the Green Bay Sea-Premes Syncro team. She produced, directed, and choreographed numerous "Aqua Follies", an annual synchronized swim show at the YMCA. Lois helped start the YMCAs' cardiac rehabilitation program, worked with Special Olympics, and was a women's fitness instructor.
Lois was the president of the Green Bay Figure Skating Club. She taught both skating and dance and served as an officer of the Centime Dance Club. She was also a Sunday school teacher at Union Congregational Church.
In 1972 Lois received the Elks Clubs Sports Woman of the Year Award. In 1974 she was inducted into Who's Who of American Women.
Lois will be remembered as a loyal and devoted wife, mother, and friend. She was loved by all who knew her. A celebration of her life will be held at the McDonald home in Las Vegas, NV March 30th from 1-3pm.
Lois fought a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. We would like to thank Infinity Hospice for their loving care, especially Sean, Mandi, and Thelma. A memorial fund has been established in Lois' name: www.justgive.org/registries/memorial/donate/LoisMcDonald
Condolences can be left with Proko-Wall at www.prokowall.com We would like to extend a very special thank you to our friends at Proko-Wall for assisting our family.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 24, 2013