The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

August 21, 2013

Lois Mills-DeBrock


Star Beacon

SARATOGA, Calif. — Lois Mills DeBrock, age 76, a resident of Saratoga, Calif., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Born Feb. 7, 1937, in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was the daughter of Dr. Adelbert and Helen Mills. Lois graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She married Stephen C. DeBrock on August 22, 1959, and moved to Northern California.

In California, she enjoyed their new friends and raising a family. She worked as a nurse in the Saratoga Elementary School District and also volunteered her time with numerous charities.

She has been an active member of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church since 1960. She loved being part of the 2nd altos in the church choir, as well as holding several leadership positions within the church including Sr High Youth Advisor. She joined the Montalvo Service Group in 1986 and was President for two terms 1996-1998 and remained active through June of this year. Lois also loved her winter Lutheran Kailua Kona Church family.

Lois loved all people she was involved with and remembered their important moments with words and notes of love.

Lois is survived by her husband, Stephen; her daughter, Amber, and son in-law Richard Gaul of Fairbanks, Alaska; her son, Rick, and daughter in-law Kristine of Phoenix, Ariz.; her four grandchildren, Girard and Russell of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Brianna and Pierce of Phoenix, Ariz.; and brother, Richard Mills, and sister in-law Eloise of Mahopac, N.Y.

Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th, at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave, San Jose, Calif. 95124.

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