Lois Marie Carruthers, 94, passed away on June 10, 2021 in Sterling, Co. Lois was born on July 26, 1926, in Wray Co, to Pete and Precious Brophy. She grew up on the Brophy ranch south of Holyoke. (Home of her beloved Brophy melons) After graduating from Wray High School, she married her high school sweetheart L. Wayne Carruthers on June 16, 1944. They moved to Estes Park Co. for a short time. After just 6 months they knew they belonged back in the sandhills farming and ranching with family in Holyoke Co. She spent the rest of her working life performing one of the most challenging, but rewarding jobs, supporting and caring for her family, doing the company books, feeding the harvest crew, helping with the cattle, chasing the kids around…….all the things a farmer/rancher wife does.
Lois loved to get together with family and friends for coffee and conversation. Her main hobby was helping and caring for people. She was very active with volunteer work with the local St. Patricks Church, spent so much time visiting and volunteering at the nursing home they should have charged her rent. She was awarded the “Touching Others” Angel of the year award, from the Phillips County Sharing & Caring Group.
Lois is survived by sisters, Gene (Brophy) Schelly, Lillian (Brophy) Baucke, Ann (Brophy) Squire, brother Pete Brophy, sons, Perry & wife Karen of Kimball Ne, Randy & wife Delna of Sterling Co, and daughter-in-law Christine Carruthers of Evergreen Co. She enjoyed 9 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 70+ years L. Wayne Carruthers, parents Pete and Precious Brophy, brother David Brophy, sister Marion (Brophy) Greenfield, her loving son Gail; and 3 grandchildren.
Rosary – Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Funeral service – Thursday June 17, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Holyoke Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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