Lois Edith Hogaboam (Nelem), age 94, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of East Tawas, passed peacefully in her sleep at her daughter's home on Sept. 26, 2013.
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Born in Rogers City on Nov. 26, 1918 to Mina and Charles Dudley Nelem, she moved to Tawas at a young age. Lois graduated from East Tawas High School in 1936 and married Donald Hogaboam in 1938. She was employed at the US Postal Service while Don served in the US Navy during World War II and was later employed by People's State Bank for a number of years before she and Don moved to California in 1961 where she was employed as a bookkeeper by Farmers and Merchants State Bank. They returned to Tawas in 1976, spending their winters in Dunnellon, Fla.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Lois Jean Norton (Lee) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; six granddaughters, Caroline Hogaboam of Pensacola, Fla., Doris Boyer of Kent, Wash., Nancy Nicholson of Salem, S.C., Kelly Rackley of Seneca, S.C., Elizabeth Edwards of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Elaine Johnson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight great grandsons, John Gary Nicholson, Chris Mellon, Adam Edwards, Jamie Southwick, Stephen Rackley, Justin Nix, Joshua Nix and Jacob Nix; two great granddaughters, Mandy Boyer and Nicole Boyer; nine great-great granddaughters and two great-great grandsons and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grand nephews, cousins and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; her son, Robert (Bob); her sister, Ida Mae; and her brothers, Bob and Jack.
Lois loved music, gardening, canning and spending time outdoors while she was able to do so, and she as an avid reader until she passed.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and her family and friends will have a celebration of her life.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, S.C. is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.burroughsfh.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 2013