Lois Marie Smith Rach Jostes, 95, passed away on April 27, 2011 in Corpus Christi. Lois was born on Sept. 7, 1915 in Orange to Clarence and Mae Smith and was an only child.

She grew up in Orange and graduated from high school there. In 1936 she married Gilbert Rach also from Orange.

They immediately moved to Freer, where Gilbert worked in the oil fields. They lived there for the next 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Rach; her second husband, Herman Jostes; daughter, Martha Fleming; and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her son, Wayne Rach; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Simmons officiating. Interment followed in the Cenizo Hill Cemetery.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home