Our beloved sister, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and auntie, Lois Edith Corey, 67, of Crookston, MN, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, November 10, 2011, in the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, surrounded by her loving family.
Our beloved sister, mom, grandma, great-grandma, and auntie, Lois Edith Corey, 67, of Crookston, MN, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, November 10, 2011, in the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, surrounded by her loving family. Lois was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Queen Anne’s County, on September 15, 1944, to parents, Rachel Taylor and Orville Walls. She attended Sudlersville High School, Sudlersville, Maryland, and then continued her education at vocational school, specializing in medical records transcription, and business. Lois lived and worked in Maryland, Florida, Delaware, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Much of her career was spent as a medical transcriptionist, event coordinator for McDonald's, and regional manager for Gordman’s Jewelers, where she received numerous awards.
Lois was blessed with a daughter, Cindy Timm, of Crookston, MN; as well as children from a previous marriage, Tammy, Timmy, Shane, Dennis, and Dean, all of Wisconsin. She was also a foster mom to Wilma.
Lois was active in Hope Congreational Church, Methodist church, and sang solos and duets in the Double Creek Methodist Church in Maryland. While living in Superior, WI, she took part in several local and statewide political campaigns. The City bestowed several humanitarian awards for her community involvement; including her work as a special events coordinator for the Ronald McDonald Houses; and her facilitation of awards and recognition event for fallen firemen and police officers. She was a talented artist, poet, gardener, wedding cake decorator, who also enjoyed her birds, genealogy, computers, fashion, decorating, cooking, the color blue, Christmas, bluegrass music, and in her younger days, competing in jitterbug dance contests. Lois loved the Lord, had a contagious smile and personality, and made lifelong friends wherever she went. She loved her family dearly, treasured her friends, and was a kid at heart, who enjoyed life to the fullest.
Lois is survived by a daughter, Cindy Timm, Crookston, MN; three beautiful grandchildren: Evan, Rachel, and Hannah; and a special great-grandson, Bentley, Crookston, all of whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by her siblings: Marty E. Monjay, Oklahoma City, OK, Nancy E. Blank, Aberdeen, MD, Betty Anne Chapman, Crookston, MN, Jim Davis, Dover, DE, Billy Walls, Dover, DE, Bobby Walls, Centerville, MD, and Mary Elizabeth Peacock, Chestertown, MD, and many dear friends. She was a special auntie to Brian; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lois was preceded in death by her teenage daughter, Cheryl Skinner; her parents, Orville Walls and Rachel Taylor; brother, Allen Walls; sister, Bonnie Lou Walls; and nephew, Dr. David R. Monjay.
The family will be holding private services to honor Lois’s life in Superior, WI and also in the state she loved and called, "My Beautiful Delaware." The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston is assisting the family with arrangements.