Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 25, 2013

Lois Elizabeth Mallory

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Lois Elizabeth Mallory, 92, of Traverse City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

She was born on Oct. 26, 1921, in Merrill, Mich., the daughter of Carl Anton and Elizabeth Winifred (Tester) Betz.

Lois worked as a waitress with Shield’s Restaurant and retired from Nish Na Bee. She then started working with Sears and retired again. She then worked with Younker’s and retired at the age of 86.

She was a member of the East Bay Calvary Church and a member of the Hearts 4 God’s ladies ministry and Lightbearers A.B.F.

Lois loved to sew; she did this most of her life. She also enjoyed baking desserts and gave them away. Lois loved to visit with people, in person and on the phone. She always had a smile and was a kind and loving person.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Diane Shelton; grandchildren, Cathie Patrick and Jeffery (Michelle) Cooper; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Rachel, Luke, Taylor, Abby, Gavin and Brady; and siblings, Duane Betz, May (Jerry) Pulliam and Ron (Jessie) Betz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Don Betz; Carl Betz Jr., Wilbur Betz, Russell Betz, Clare Betz, Gerald Betz, Lucille Searles, Fay Wale, Wanda Gehrig and Robert Betz.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at East Bay Calvary Church, with Pastor Kendale D. Dennis officiating. The family will greet friends starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens, Traverse City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Bay Calvary Church Building Fund. Please visit Lois’ webpage at to sign the guest book and share a message or memory with her family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle the services.