Lois Mae Gillis Zaugg
Lois Mae Gillis Zaugg was born August 23, 1936, to Harold and Cora (Peterson) Gillis at Montevideo, Minn. She attended Montevideo School, graduated from high school in 1954, attended Crookston School of Practical Nursing, Crookston, Minn., and graduated in 1955, then attended University of Minnesota for one year.
Lois worked as a licensed practical nurse from 1955-1960 at Montevideo Hospital, at Northern Pacific Railroad Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lois was united in marriage to Everett Zaugg at Montevideo on April 23, 1960. They lived in Custer, S.D., Denver, Colo., Rapid City, S.D., Chamberlain, S.D., Humphrey, Neb., and Murdo, S.D.
Everett and Lois adopted Charles Russell in 1965 and Linda Marie in 1967.
She worked at different jobs and returned to nursing full time after the children were in college. Lois worked as Director of Nursing at White River Health Care Nursing Home, Mission Medical Clinic, Mission, S.D. She worked as School Nurse in White River Public Schools and in White River Medical Clinic in 2001.
Everett and Lois began spending the winter months in Parker, Ariz., where Lois worked part-time at LaPaz Regional Hospital.
Grateful for having shared her life are: her husband, Everett Zaugg; son, Charles and Shannon Zaugg; daughter, Linda and Wade Daughters; and five grandchildren: Seth and Dalton Daughters, Samantha, Carson and Taylor Zaugg; and sister, June Hestad.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Joseph Gillis.
A memorial has been established to “Caring and Sharing” of Jones County.