Lois B. Wyatt


Lois B. Wyatt died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 12. We believe she is now in the ever-loving arms of her heavenly Father and reunited with all her loved ones who have gone before her, including her devoted husband of 50 years, Bill Wyatt, and youngest son, Tracy L. Wyatt.

Lois was born Lois Lamar Bolton in Jacksonville, Texas, on July 18,1925. She was the fourth of five daughters born to Tracy and Hazel Bolton. Her parents and grandparents were natives of that county. Lois grew up in the First Presbyterian Church and began playing the piano for Sunday school at age 14.

After obtaining her diploma from Jacksonville High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in music in 1946 at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.  Although she had never heard of San Marcos, Texas, she accepted a job there to teach public school music classes and soon met her future husband, Bill Wyatt. Bill, a WWII veteran, had recently moved back to his hometown of San Marcos after being stationed in England as a B17 pilot.

After marrying on February 11, 1947, in the Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, the couple spent the next three years in College Station, Texas, where Bill received his master’s degree at Texas A&M University.  Upon graduation, they relocated to Cuero, Texas, where Bill taught high school agriculture and Lois took care of the growing family. In 1955, they happily returned to San Marcos, where Lois lived for the past 62 years.

Lois was devoted to her faith, family and friends.  A 62-year member of First Presbyterian Church, San Marcos, she dedicated many hours there, playing the piano for Sunday school, VBS, weddings and funerals, often serving as the choir director. A talented musician and compassionate leader, Lois held every position from Circle Chairman and Director of Christian Education to Sunday school teacher, deacon and elder.

Her sense of humor, sweet spirit and love of Christ touched many throughout her life, influencing the lives of not only her own family but many area children. Her students included the countless children that took piano lessons in her home, mentally handicapped individuals at Brown School and the choir at SMHS. She also served as piano player, “Rotary Ann”, for the local Rotary Club for many years.

Lois is survived by two children, William A. Wyatt, III (Deena) and Hazel Wyatt Middleton, as well as six grandchildren: Bert Wyatt (Karen), Mitchell Wyatt (Courtney), Donna Middleton Robinson (Gain), Joshua Wyatt Middleton (Katie), Caroline Middleton Holcomb (Jon) and Emily Middleton Williams (Ben). She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren: Lizzy, Emma, Deena, Jacey, Stratton, Leighton, Barrett, Lillian, Brooklyn and Merritt, as well as many loving nephews and nieces and her lifetime friend, Adelaide Brewer Bennett.

Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in San Marcos. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at the church. Private interment will follow in San Marcos City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church (fpcsanmarcos.org), the Alzheimer’s Association (txalzresearch.org), or Samaritanspurse.org. Please see Lois’s memorial site at www.legendstricounty.com where you can share memories and leave condolences for her family.

Arrangements through Legends Tri-County Funeral Services – 101-B Centerpoint Rd. San Marcos, Texas 512-256-1220

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