OBIT-Lois Ann McNallen-Makowski

MISSION – Lois Ann McNallen-Makowski, 83, passed away on Aug. 1, 2015, at her home in Mission.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Ed Makowski of Mission, children; Pam Albrecht of Eagle, Colo., Karen McNallen of Mission, Dale McNallen of McAllen and Dean McNallen of San Antonio; sister, Susan Graham of Deer Park; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by first husband, Dale Patrick “D.P.” McNallen.

Mrs. McNallen-Makowski was born on July 22, 1932, in Osceola to Wilma Lois and Robert Welcome Walker. She graduated from high school in Mineral Wells in 1949 and attended both McMurry College and Southwestern University. She married Dale Patrick “Pat” McNallen in 1952. After moving to Childress, where he was a band director, the family moved to Mission, where he continued band directing. After his death, she later married Ed Makowski, a former high school beau, in 1991.

As a bookkeeper, she began her career in Mission as the secretary to the school superintendent. Later, she became the treasurer of Mission Teachers Credit Union. She was active in both state and national credit union associations and served as president of the state organization. She ended her career as president of South Texas Teachers Federal Credit Union located in McAllen.

She was an active member of Zonta Club of West Hidalgo and the First United Methodist Church in Mission. She was a member of the Cimarron Women Golf Association, the All Valley Women Golf Association, the Texas Senior Women Golf Association, and the Texas Women Golf Association.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist in Mission with a reception following in the fellowship hall. Rev. Bill Duke will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be sent to M. D. Anderson Cancer Center or to Zonta Club of West Hidalgo County c/o Dietrah Davis, 300 West Pineridge Lane, McAllen, TX 78503. Condolences can be sent to 2109 Colorado, Mission.

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