Allie Kreger

September 15, 1916 ~ May 15, 2022

Born in: Arlington, Texas
Resided in: Grand Prairie, Texas

Allie Lois Kreger, 105, of Grand Prairie, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2022. She is a family treasure who is immensely loved and will be deeply missed.

Lois was born on Sept. 15, 1916, to Fred Henry Kreger and Retta Lena (Mohundro) Kreger, in Arlington, Texas. She was the fifth of six children and grew up on the family’s farms in Arlington and later Grand Prairie where she helped her parents with working the land and especially enjoyed time with her mother in the kitchen. The Kregers were a close-knit family and Lois cared for her mother and sisters in her home in their later years.

Graduating from Grand Prairie High School in 1933, Lois was the class Salutatorian and center on the Lady Gophers basketball team. After high school, she and one of her sisters began working for Donavan-Galvani, a manufacturer of women’s apparel, in Dallas where their starting pay was just 15 cents an hour. When Lois retired from the company in 1988 at the age of 72, she had risen to the role of Assistant Production Manager.

She was the family historian, handwriting an 80-plus page family history a few years ago that she titled “Tales from the Good Old Days” and gave to family members as a Christmas gift. She was also the family photographer, always eager to get multi-generational images when a baby was born into the family.

Lois was known for her faith, kindness and quiet strength as well as for her sense of humor. She looked forward to family gatherings, especially the annual party to celebrate September birthdays. She enjoyed fishing and cooking. She loved her cats and playing Skip Bo. Among her greatest joys was tending to her backyard garden, especially in the early morning, where she grew beautiful flowers. Many family members have irises transplanted from Lois’ garden.

At 105, Lois was still living independently in her home of more than 80 years until recently and her mind was sharp right up until the time of her death. A recent fall required surgery and hospitalization and when her recovery became difficult she made the decision to discontinue life-extending measures. She passed away peacefully with family by her side.

Hers was a life well-lived, and one of inspiration to all of us. We take comfort in the promise of Heaven knowing we will see her again one day.

Lois was part of a large family whose lives were enriched beyond measure by knowing her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Retta Kreger; sisters Georgia Velma Kreger Rice, Dora Willie Mae Kreger, Flora Ethel Kreger Yeatts, and a sister who died at birth; and one brother, Jessee Dee Kreger. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Public Visitation: Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

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Funeral Service: Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

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  1. We have heard it referenced from the time of our birth to the time of our death, it is just a dash. In Aunt Lois’s case it was a long, long dash. And thankfully, as her great niece, I was able to witness how Aunt Lois poured into our family’s life. Lois was a beautiful soul. She was funny, encouraging, sharp as a tack, and athletic. My husband was so impressed when at the tender age of 98, she was under the basketball rim rebounding the ball to her great, great nieces and nephews! When my daughter was trying to get into dental school and was coming up against hurdles, it was Aunt Lois’s words of encouragement that meant so much to her. Each time I shared my hopes or concerns with her, she would always check in to see how things were progressing because she truly cared and was cheering me on.

    Everyone who knew Aunt Lois has more than a truck load of incredible stories to share about her. That was Aunt Lois – she was incredible in so many ways to so many people. Her life taught me lessons and she didn’t have to lecture – I just observed. One special memory I have is so old I don’t even remember it because I was a baby, but Aunt Lois would bring it up from time to time. Mom and Dad were visiting Aunt Lois and Velma. I needed a place to sleep so a bed was made for me in one of their dresser drawers. Aunt Lois would tease me by asking if I wanted to sleep in a dresser drawer again. My answer was always sure, but I would defiantly say yes now because I know you are in Heaven in the mansion God prepared for you and this dresser drawer will surely be big enough for me. Thank you, Aunt Lois, for being such a wonderful example on how to finish the race, or the dash, so well.
    We love you,
    Janet & Kevin Ackerman, Job & Kaylin Thies, and Ashley Ackerman

  2. Some of my earliest memories are playing with the little sculptures of dogs and elephants that she kept on a shelf in the livingroom. Then having her beans with pork shoulder and chow chow to eat. Desert was the best pecan pie I will ever have in my life. It always amazed me that she could pull together an entire meal out of very few ingredients.

    I will miss her stories, her kindness, and her love.
    Jessica Wall (Keal)

  3. Aunt Lois was a fun loving aunt – she was so much fun to travel with. We had fun seeing the azaleas in Tyler and the blue bonnets in the Hill Country. The holidays were always special when she was around. We are blessed with the family history she shared with us and the family pictures she took and collected through the years. We are privileged to call her our Aunt Lois. We love you!

    Don and Jane Yeatts

  4. Howdy! This post could not be written much better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this information to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  5. My family and I lived next door to Ms. Kreger for a short time about 10 years ago. She was a wonderful neighbor and an amzing woman. My grandchildren played in our backyard and she knew them by name, often asking after them if she hadn’t seen one for a few days. She also shared her irises and a baby from the 30+ year old lilac plant in her front yard. But more than that she shared her smiles and stories. We are so grateful to have known her.

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