Lois Vay Jacobs Magee was born August 28, 1922 in Modesto, California, the fourth child of Lester and Edith Jacobs; older brothers Dale, Howard and Glen (Pinky) were born in Nebraska. The Jacobs family had moved from Nebraska to California and then on to Colorado, taking them where work was available. Lois spent most of her growing up years in Blanca, Colorado. She was involved on sports, ice skating, school, church, going to the movies in Alamosa, Colorado being with her friends and helping her mom around the house. It was during this time she met Charles Magee. He at one time was a boarder at the Jacobs home, making the joke that Charles and Lois lived together before they were married. The Jacob's home often kept boarders, mostly being school teacher. Lois and Charles dated for an extended time before deciding when Lois turned 18 years old, to run away and get married in the 1940, in Taos, New Mexico. It was against her father's wishes as he said they were too young to get married and it wouldn't last. Well, she and Charles were married 64 years, up until Charles passed away in 2004 from cancer. They spent most of married lives in the San Diego area. Charles built their home at 919 Cotton Street. San Diego; they had two daughters, Sharon Vay Magee Davis, born in La Mesa, July 15, 1944 and Janice Kay Magee Walz, born in San Diego, May 7, 1949. Charles spent most of his working life at Solar Turbines. Throughout their married years Charles and Lois enjoyed many close friendships. Many of them lasted a very long time. Their favorite activities were dancing at the Bostonia Ballroom, being a part of the Solar Camping Club, bowling, garden club, cb radio club, Elks, etc. When it was time for Janice to go to high school they relocated to La Mesa where they lived from 1963 to present time. Lois was loved by all who were blessed to know her. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, aunt, niece, etc. Lois lived a rich full life until osteoporosis slowed her down in her later years but she always had a smile on her face.
For My Beloved Great Grandma..
Great Grandma, just in case you didn't know,
I wanted you to hear it from me,
You're more precious than words can describe,
You are the heart of our family!
We are blessed when you are beside us,
And warmed by the glow of your smile,
And lucky to share in your wisdom,
When we sit and chat for a while,
And Great Grandma, if I live to one-hundred,
I want you to know that it's true,
I will love you forever and ever,
There's no one as special as you!
Love, your Great Granddaughter