Lois McCoy – UPDATED

Memorial services for 83-year-old Lois McCoy of Crawford, NE, are Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Crawford.

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Methodist Church and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Lois McCoy

Lois Joan McCoy was born to John and Faye Williams on September 19, 1937 in Alliance, NE. She passed peacefully at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, NE, with her husband Gerald holding her hand on August 20, 2021.

Lois came to her home in Crawford by train at 3 days old. During high school, she met Gerald McCoy, the love of her life. while working at the Elite movie theater in Crawford. 

Lois married Gerald on November 26, 1955 after 18 months of courtship.  To this union were born 2 girls and 1 boy: Alta, Beverly, and Doyle.

Lois worked for Nebraska Public Power District for over 25 years while raising her family. 

After retiring, she and Gerald built their dream retirement home together on the home ranch in Sioux County near Glen. She lived there with Gerald and the deer, turkeys, and other wild animals until her passing. 

She enjoyed gardening throughout her life and finally became a Master Gardener when she retired. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and boating and shared this with her family as they grew up. 

Lois loved to bowl and earned many trophies while on the bowling leagues. She was passionate about photography, and always had her camera ready. She also prepared the Eagles’ birthday calendar for many years.

Lois was preceded in death by her mother and father.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald McCoy, her 3 children, Alta (Bob) Wright, Beverly (Gary) Witt, and Doyle (Tammie) McCoy, and her 2 sisters, Martha Henderson and Millie Miller.  

Lois is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as a multitude of close family.

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