On February 12, 2013, Lois C. Fry said goodbye to those she loved on this earth as she went to be with her Savior. She was born on May 24, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to Herbert M. and Margaret (Halbrunner) Fry, the 4th of ten children.
Lois attended grade school in Philadelphia and in 1945 moved with her parents to Lewistown, Montana where her father came to pastor a small congregation. In 1952, she graduated from Fergus County High School and later attended Multnomah Bible College and the College of Great Falls. She worked as a Lab Technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital from 1960 to 1979, then worked for Drs. Gans and Fraser from 1979 to 1986 and from 1988 to 1998 she worked in the lab in the Montana Building. She started Lewistown Paramedical Services in 1987 and worked there until she sold the business and retired in 2001.
Lois was always active serving the Lord in her church. She taught Sunday School classes faithfully for 55 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. In May of 1971, she adopted her son Thomas, which she always said was her most expensive birthday present ever. This was the first single parent adoption in Montana that was through the state agency. Tom and his children, Isaac and Audra, were the light of her life.
Lois was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1999 and fought a long, hard battle against that disease which included many treatments and small victories.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Herbert Jr. Lois is survived by her son Tom (Judy), her grandchildren Isaac and Audra; her brothers Robert (Patsy) of PA, Philip (Pat) of Denton, MT, Paul (Lillian) of The Plains, VA, Dave (Joyce), Timothy (Linda), and William (RuthAnne) all of Lewistown, MT, Samuel (Cathy) of Phoenix, AZ and one sister, Margaret Fenton (Fred) of Philipsburg, PA, plus many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Lewistown with dinner to follow.
Creel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.creelfuneralhome.com