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Lois Glass Webb

Friday, December 29, 2023
Lois Glass Webb

Lois Glass Webb, 99, of Keller Texas, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023. Lois was born in the small west Texas town of Loraine in March of 1924, and as she liked to tell it, this was during a blinding sand storm, and with no doctor to be found.

Once the doctor was located, disturbing his poker game, and a few too many whiskeys, she was born to her parents Inez and Clemme Floyd Glass. One of six children, she grew up during the Great Depression, and although times were hard, she always remembered her childhood fondly. Perhaps as a consequence of this, she honed her skills for story telling, and never was without a good tale to tell.

In the late 1930s, the family relocated to El Paso, Texas, to have better access to college and career. Lois held a variety of interesting jobs during this time, ranging from telephone operator to aircraft fueler at Fort Bliss. Lois and two of her sisters moved to San Diego, California, as jobs were plentiful there, and she continue work at various companies during the war effort.

After the war ended, Lois returned to Texas and attended university at Texas College of Mines in El Paso (Now UTEP), and then at the University of Texas at Austin where she studied architecture. Here she met James Webb, her future husband, and shortly thereafter they were married.

James was in the Air Force, and this led to numerous assignments from Washington D.C., to Iceland, San Antonio, Honolulu, Hawaii, and finally settling in Ruston as an instructor in the Air Force ROTC at Louisiana Tech. During this time, Lois and Jim had adopted two children, Jim and Kelly. The couple happily settled in happily calling Ruston home.

During this time, Lois attended Tech, and graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts. After James’ retirement as a professor at Louisiana Tech’s College of Business Administration, the couple relocated back to west Texas, and then eventually up into the mountains of New Mexico in the little resort town of Ruidoso.

Lois was a prolific artist, applying her skills to learn oil painting, water color, pottery, stained glass, china painting, and architectural rendering. Later in life, Lois turned her attention to her truest passion, writing stories. Her efforts resulted in writing and publishing two historical novels, which gave her great joy.

Her passion for life, and her interest in in the world around her kept her active far beyond the expected, and she remained active and creative right up until her life peacefully ended just 3 months shy of her 100th birthday, in Keller Texas, where she lived with her son, Jim.

Lois is survived by her two children, Jim Webb of Keller Texas, and Kelly Hudson of Plano, Texas. She has three granddaughters, Lindsay Kaminski (and husband Tyler), Ashley Hudson, and Sidney Hudson, and one great granddaughter Elizabeth Kaminski.

Lois will be buried beside her husband James at Memory Gardens of the Valley, in Santa Teresa NM near El Paso,Texas.