OBITUARY

Lois W. Kraus

December 21, 1932July 3, 2019
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Lois Westmoreland Kraus passed away in Katy, TX on July 3, 2019 at the age of 86. Born to Robert Sims Westmoreland and Gracie Alberta Westmoreland on December 21, 1932 in Galveston, TX, Lois was one of six children. She graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1950, where she was a cheerleader, played volleyball and ran track. After working a few years, she married Malcolm David Kraus. They were married in Galveston, TX on September 30, 1955, and remained married for the next 61 years, until Malcolm’s passing.

She worked several jobs early in her marriage until pursuing her true passion which was staying at home and raising her three children. She eventually went back to work in 1970 for the General Telephone Company in Dickinson, TX. She worked at the phone company for 22 years, retiring in 1992. In retirement, she and Malcolm travelled the country in an RV as a member of the Hi-Loafers club. They made many friends along the way, and saw all parts of America.

Lois was predeceased by her husband Malcolm Kraus, her parents Robert and Gracie Westmoreland; her infant sister Gracie Louise; her sister Effie Owens; her brother Melvin Westmoreland; and her grandson Christian Jones.

Lois is lovingly remembered and survived by her brother Ray Westmoreland of Deer Park; sister Esther Lolley of Bacliff; her children Janet Lundy, David Kraus and wife Cathy, and Jimmy Kraus and wife Karen; grandchildren Stephen Jones, Ashlee Unger, Greg Kraus, Gary Kraus, Mallory Klaus, Lauren Paulson; eight great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Kraus, Jimmy Kraus, Stephen Jones, Greg Kraus, Gary Kraus, and Clint Russell.

A visitation will be held at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9:00 am with services starting at 10:00 am. followed by a committal service in Forest Park East Cemetery and a reception at the funeral home.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stephen Jones, Active Pallbearer
  • David Kraus, Active Pallbearer
  • Gary Kraus, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Kraus, Active Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Kraus, Active Pallbearer
  • Clint Russell, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Nina Osborne

July 7, 2019

Forest Park East Funeral Home sends our sincere condolences to your family.

James Kraus

July 7, 2019

I thank the Good Lord for picking out my mother. I know I was blessed to have a mother that had such great quality and uplifting traits about her. I wish I had just half the character as my mother. She brought such joy to both family and friends and those around her. She will be greatly missed by her sons and her daughter along with her friends. I love you mother the peacemaker of the family. You’re now with the Holy Father and at peace with him. Love your son James

David Kraus

July 6, 2019

What a great wife, mother and all the other roles she played during her life. She had grace, strength and dignity her entire life. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to observe her life from the front row. I love her and miss her, but know she is now with her maker, forever and always!!! I love you MOM!

Justine Huselton

July 6, 2019

In the less than two years that my mom, Eloise Thompson and I knew Lois I can only say we fell in love with her. She was kind, funny, a wonderful Christian lady, loved her family and friends and was never unkind to anyone. I will say she loved to play bingo, loved her ice cream and loved her Astros! I will miss her at Atria and I know my mom will miss her terribly. Rest in peace Lois, you are now with your loving God and with Malcolm.

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