September 14, 1930September 17, 2022
Lois Joan (but pronounced JO ANN…or so she said) Stoltz Becker, age 92, passed September 17, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. She is survived by Lester “Pete” Becker, her husband of 71 years, daughter Jean Becker Inman, daughter Kay Becker (Maddox) and husband Wayne, 3 grandchildren Katy Mendez (Robert), Benjamin Grajeda, and David Grajeda (Robin), 3 step-granddaughters Adria, Ashley, and Jayda Maddox, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her daughter Gail Becker Husband. Born September 14, 1930 in Clinton County, Iowa, the only child of Emmett and Irene Stoltz. She attended 1st through 8th grade at Deep Creek Valley School (a one room schoolhouse) and attended high school in Preston, graduating in 1948. After graduating high school, she attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where she earned her music degree and met and married Pete. After graduating, they moved to Jesup, Iowa where they both taught school and then on to Seneca, Iowa, and eventually Slater, Iowa. Over the years many moves occurred including to Illinois, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and finally to Arlington, Texas. While Lois worked many different jobs over the years, singing was always her “life”. She started singing at age 3 with her father’s band and continued singing throughout her life. She taught private voice lessons, sang in and directed the church choir, was involved in community musical theater, was in the Sons of Norway singers, and sang & danced as a part of the Norwegian Society of Texas Leikarringen. And with no radio in the car, she led the family in song on many road trips across this country. She was always there for her girls’ choir & band concerts, school plays, Camp Fire functions, and just about anything else they were involved in. She and Pete traveled extensively. All 50 states (at least twice--with the exception of Hawaii) along with China, Central America, and most of Europe. She enjoyed and embraced the different traditions and cultures of the world. Anyone who could eat lutefisk or jellyfish is special. There are so many more things that could be said about Lois. She could have written a book. She was funny, sunny, kind, and a joy to all who knew her. She dearly loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 15 at 10:30am at All Saints Lutheran Church on Green Oaks in Arlington, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations to the music programs at All Saints Lutheran Church or Wartburg College, Habitat for Humanity, or Salvation Army.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Celebration of Life

10:30 am

All Saints Lutheran Church