Lois Eileen (Horsley) Daby, age 89, of Fargo, ND passed away peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2016.
Lois was born October 15, 1926 near Neche, ND to Thomas and Ruby (Inglis) Horsley. She graduated from Neche High School and Mayville State Teacher College. Lois taught elementary school in St. Thomas, Grafton, and Ashley, ND.
Lois married Louis “Lou”” Daby of St. Thomas, ND on August 29, 1948 making their homes in Grafton, Grand Forks, and Fargo, ND. Lois was a housemother at Children’s Village in South Fargo. In 1969, she was one of the first classroom paraprofessionals hired by the Fargo Public Schools, spending 17 years at Lewis and Clark Elementary School which she truly enjoyed. Lois was a member of First Congregational Church spending countless hours volunteering and working alongside many of her close “church ladies” friends. She was a Bluebird and Campfire Girls Leader, served as President of the Lewis and Clark PTA, was also a member of the Lioness Club.
Lois enjoyed traveling. She went to Hawaii, Italy, Eastern United States, and Europe with her friends, New York with Lou, and with her daughters, she went on Mississippi River Boat Cruises and traveled to England, Scotland and the Panama Canal. They truly enjoyed their retirement years were spent in Corpus Christi, TX and also 24 years in Mesa, AZ. Gardening was one of her favorite hobbies as well as baking – her cookie jar was never empty!
Lois is survived by two daughters – Pam (Mario) Navarro and Beth Jones, both of Fargo; brother, Garnet Horsley, Walhalla, ND; four grandsons, Mario R. (Charisse) Navarro, Gabe (Melissa) Navarro, Aaron (Amanda) Jones, Adam (special friend Julie) Jones; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild due on February 5, 2016. Lois is now reunited with her parents, her husband Lou, grandson Skylar, sister Dora Mae Grube and brother, Alton Horsley.
A special thank you to her caregivers, Linda, Yvonne, Anna, Kathy, Amanda, staff and volunteers at Villa Maria, and to her wonderful 16 ½ St. neighbor’s – Dean, Carol and Barbara Ferguson, Marion Christianson and Bill Pallasch.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 AM Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Congregational Church in Fargo (1101 17th Avenue South) with a gathering one hour prior