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Margaret "Lois" Conaty
Lois Conaty passed away in the early morning hours of May 2, 2012. She was born in Arvada, CO to Isabel Margaret and Chalmer John Scott on April 7, 1917.
Lois married Joseph P. Conaty in 1944. They later divorced, but remained goods friends. Together, they had four children.
Lois led a life of example, beginning with her desire to serve her country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was one of the first three women stationed on the Naval Base at Annapolis, MD, where she was a flight instructor. After leaving the service, Lois relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she put her flight training to use at the Flying Tiger Airfreight Company. She next set herself apart as a business women, working as a clothing buyer at the Paris Company in Salt Lake City, and later for Bill Bullock's Department Store in Vail, Colorado. Not one to be slowed by retirement, Lois began her second career as a volunteer. She gave countless hours to St. Mark's Hospital, and through the St. Martha's Baby Project, lovingly crocheted blankets for babies born to low income mothers. Lois's greatest passion was the number of years she spent serving breakfast to homeless men every Sunday morning under the 400 South Viaduct.
Lois is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved sister Dorothy and brother Jack, and by those friends who had the audacity to "jump the line" and pass away before her. She is survived by her children, Joe Conaty, Kathy Hintze, Marty Conaty, and Rob (Kim) Conaty, and her eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
We will celebrate Lois's life at a funeral mass on Thursday, May 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel at Saint Joseph's Villa, located at 451 Bishop Federal Lane.
Gram instilled in all of her grandchildren the spirit of giving. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you volunteer.


Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 8 to May 9, 2012
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