Lois Mae Nolan of Johnson City, TX, slipped away into the loving Arms of her Lord and Savior on November 27, 2009, after a long illness with pulmonary disease. Pee Wee, as Lois was fondly called, was surrounded by her family and a few beloved friends.
Lois was born in Minot, North Dakota, on Feb. 24, 1929, the daughter of Floyd and Mabel Gadbaw, and grew up in Butte, Montana. Her sister, June Slechenmyier and her niece, Joyelaine Russell, still live in the beautiful mountains of the Northwest that Lois loved.
A dedicated wife and mother, Lois’ loving marriage of 63 years with her best friend and loving husband, Fred, and raising her three children, Fred Jr., Jerry, and Debby, were the crowning moments and accomplishments in her life. With her gift for listening intently and understanding others’ needs, Lois’ love for God, her family, and friends provided a guiding light for everyone she touched. She gave her time selflessly, and her compassion for the vulnerable elderly, children, and many animals in the Hill Country led to her volunteer work for her community, church, and Austin Avian Rescue and Rehabilitation.
As a Texas outdoorswoman and rancher, Pee Wee was in harmony with nature, and coupled with her own inner beauty, she enhanced the lives she touched.
Lois is survived by her devoted husband, Fred Nolan, her two loving sons, Fred Jr. and Jerry, her daughter Debby Cacchioli, and her two treasured granddaughters, Vanessa and Rebecca Cacchioli.
Lois’ strong faith in God brought her peace all the days of her life. “A wife of noble character who can find? Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband, also, and he praises her; ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all; Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who loves the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward, she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the city gate’” Proverbs 31:10, 28-31
Memorial service and Mass will be held for Lois on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 7:00pm at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Johnson City, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to her beloved Austin Avian Rescue and Rehabilitation, (512) 288-2199, or a charity of your choosing.