LOIS CATHERINE WARRENBURG, of Clarendon, formerly of Paris, passed from this life on Thursday July 8, 2010 in Clarendon. Following cremation arrangements, Starrett Funeral Home will conduct a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday November 18, 2010 at Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Van Lazaroff officiating.
Lois Catherine Williams was born in Dalhart, Texas on November 18, 1912, the second of four children born to John Henry and Ethel Denman Williams. She graduated from Dalhart High School and was employed by the Dalhart Texan news. In 1933 she married Dr. Harold Earl Grupe from Paris, Texas, a recent graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, and during the ensuing years raised two children and began a lifelong pursuit of art. She studied oil painting for several years in Germany, where her husband served as periodontal consultant to the U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR) from 1955 to 1959, and continued her studies at the Portland Museum School of Art when they returned to the states and Dr. Grupe became chairman of aerodonetics at the University of Oregon. In 1967 he was killed in a boating accident in Sitka Alaska, where he had gone to present a clinic to some of his former students serving duty there. In 1989 Lois married Alton "Rusty" Warrenburg who had been a friend from high school days, and they lived in Houston, Texas until she moved to Clarendon in the late 1990's, when Rusty passed on.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Irma Ballenger; and a brother, Thomas Jack Williams.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Harold Grupe, Jr., of Birmingham, Alabama; a daughter, Carole Steber, of Aachen, Germany; a sister, Nell Barnhill, of Amarillo; and also leaves eight loving grandchildren, Susanne, Markus, Marlen, Harald, Gisela, Melanie, Lisa and Lois Elaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.