Lois Foster Yancy Memorial

Mrs. Lois Foster Yancy, born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 15, 1925, to the late Dwight Foster and Helen Gregory Fitch Foster, passed away on June 26, 2018. She was raised in Rumson, New Jersey, and in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

She was a graduate of St. Catherine High School in Richmond, Virginia, and Mount Holyoke University in South Hadley, Massachusetts. While she was in college, she met Jim Yancy. She married him and moved to San Antonio in 1948.

Lois was a president, volunteer, and board member for numerous organizations in the community. She was a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, and Sunday school teacher. In addition, she was a member of Colonial Dames of America, Friends of Ronald McDonald, Le Club, Southwest Research Forum, Military Civilian Club, SACC, Argyle, Bluebird Organization, San Antonio Symphony League, Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association, Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, Charity Ball Association, American Cancer Society, Battle of Flowers Association, and Cancer Center Council. She was the president of the San Antonio Dental Auxiliary.

In 1984 she co-founded the Cancer Center Council which is now called the SA Cancer Council. Lois also served on the cancer center’s Board of Governors for many years. In 1994, she received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her involvement with the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, now called the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.  

Lois' greatest interests were always her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Jim, her beloved husband of 69 years. 

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy and his wife Corinne, and John and his wife Julie; her daughter Deborah and her friend Viji; also, her five grandchildren, Will Yancy and his wife Elizabeth, Wes Yancy, Robert Yancy and his fiancée Samantha, Sarah Yancy, and Hannah Yancy Sorley and her husband Will. She has one brother, Art Foster, and two nieces, Lynn Foster Eikenberry and Karen Foster, and one nephew, JD Foster, and their children. Lois enjoyed spending time in Port Aransas and at the family ranches with her family and friends. 

The family wishes to extend grateful thanks to the wonderful caregivers and hospice for their loving care of Lois. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mays Cancer Center or a charity of your choice.

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