Lois Arlene Hitchcock
July 11, 1929-February 15, 2021
Lois Arlene Hitchcock, 91, Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 surrounded by loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, March 7 for their Jamaica Bay friends and family.
Lois was born on July 11, 1929, in Davenport, to Berthold and Anna Drechsler. She married Roy "Bud" B. Hitchcock on June 28, 1947. She taught at Alan Shepard Elementary School in Long Grove, IA until 1991. After retirement, Bud and Lois moved to Fort Myers, traveled and also served as campground hosts in Colorado for many summers.
Lois loved traveling, camping, hiking, cycling, cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, painting, spending time with family and was a member of Jamaica Bay Church. They were very active residents of the Jamaica Bay community and were grateful for the numerous close and lasting friendships they made.
Lois leaves behind her son, Steven of Davenport; daughter-in-law, Donna of Zellwood, FL; grandchildren: Katherine (Jeff) Brockhaus, Deltona, FL., Jennifer Dollar (Jim Reynolds), Loxahatchee, FL., Stephanie (Mike) Asher, Bradenton, FL., Brian (Kristin) Reap, Florence, KY, Valerie (Patrick) Widmeyer, Bettendorf, Bethany (Andrew) Bair, Dixon, Iowa, Angie Reyes, Davenport, and Tom (Shelly) Fritz, Davenport; there are also 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Robert Hitchcock; brother, Kenneth; sister, Phyllis Fletcher; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hitchcock; and an infant grandson, Robert.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Lois' 44 years of teaching, donations will go to Alan Shepard Elementary School. Send donations and make checks payable to North Scott School District, 251 E. Iowa St., Eldridge, IA 52748 and notate that it is for Lois Hitchcock Memorial. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
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Published by Quad-City Times from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2021.