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Lois Foster Yancy

Obituary for Lois Foster Yancy

November 15, 1925 - June 26, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92


Mrs. Lois Foster Yancy, born in Brooklyn, NY 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, NJ and in St. Petersburg, FL.

She was a graduate of St. Catherine High School in Richmond, VA. and Mt Holyoke University in South Hadley, MA. 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, Mt. Holyoke Alumni 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 and in 1984 she co-founded Cancer Center Council which is now called SA Cancer Council.

As one of the founders, Lois was on the Cancer Therapy Research Board for many years. In 1994, she received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her involvement with the CTRC, now called The Mays Cancer Center.

Lois's greatest interests were always her husband, her children, and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband 69 years, Jim.

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy and his wife Corinne, 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, 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 for Lois.

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018

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

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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