(July 24, 1927 – October 24, 2010)
Lois Adele (Cox) DeBoer, 83, died October 24, 2010 at Kings Daughters Home in Midland. She was born July 24, 1927 in Grand Rapids, the second daughter of Horace H. and Doris (Estabrook) Cox. She entered nurse?ÇÖs training in the Detroit area, but had to drop out when she fell and injured her back. She married John C. DeBoer December 27, 1950 and came to live in Midland, where he was working for Dow Corning. She worked for Dow Corning for a few months before starting her family, and when her children were all in school, she began her career with the Midland Public Schools. She held a number of positions, ending her career at the Administration Center working for the coordinators of art, music and physical education. Lois was active at Memorial Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir, serving as an elder and Clerk of Session, and volunteering for many years before and during her retirement.She is survived by her husband, John (J) C. DeBoer, and her daughters and their spouses, Anne DeBoer of Midland; Bonnie and Al Fox of Marion; Gwen and David Hawtof of Key West, Florida.; Janet and Dan Quinn of Lake Zurich, Illinois; and Claire and Terry Porter of Powder Springs, Georgia. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jonathon Quinn (Sarah Pranger), Katie (Terry) Martin, Trenton Porter, Sarah (Tom) Euwema, Nicholas Quinn, Nathan Fox and Meredith Quinn, and one great-grandson, Beckett Cael Martin, her sister-in-law, Marian Cox of Huntington, WV, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother and sister, and her daughter, Betsy.A memorial service will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1310 Ashman, on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 am with Reverend Wallace H. Mayton III officiating . The family will receive visitors at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Wed., Oct. 27 from 5 until 7 pm and on Thursday at the church from 10:00 until the time of the service.Those wishing to express their sympathy may consider the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network, MidMichigan Home Care (Hospice) or their favorite charity. The family would like to thank the staff at Kings Daughters for the excellent care Lois received at the end of her life, as well as the support and compassionate care provided by Hospice staff. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.