Lois Ruth McKenzie 1926 – 2013

Lois Ruth McKenzie, 87, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at a local care facility after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at First Baptist Church of Lakeside, 8801 Jacksboro Hwy., 817-237-8113. Entombment will be at Azleland Mausoleum. Friends may call until 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Biggers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-7117.
Lois was born May 8, 1926, to Houston and Bertha Bolt in Wright County, Missouri. She graduated in 1944 from high school in Norwood, Missouri and worked as a riveter building bombers for the duration of World War II. She came to Fort Worth on May 15, 1948, to marry H.L. McKenzie Jr. She was a homemaker raising their four children, Allan, Kathleen, Lowell and Michelle. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Lakeside. She enjoyed flower gardening, oil painting and traveling.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Norman, John and Frank.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, H.L. McKenzie Jr. of Azle; sister, Olive Deen of Camdenton, Missouri; sons, Allan and wife, Susie of Morgan Hill, California and Lowell and companion, Kristen DeMarco of Arlington; daughters, Kathleen McKenzie of Livingston and Michelle Brookshire and husband, Welton of Huntington; grandchildren, Eyde McKenzie of Seattle, Washington, Jodi Barnum and husband, Eric of San Jose, California and Ashlei Plonsky and husband, Brian of Flagstaff, Arizona; and great-grandchildren, Maya, Miles, Ella Barnum, Oliver and Arlo Plonsky.
The Azle News,
May 29, 2013 Edition