Lois N. Gilbert, 78

SEPT. 4, 1933-MARCH 30, 2012

April 03, 2012
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Lois Nofziger Gilbert, 78, of 13031 Hawkins Circle in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Brighton Gardens Hospice in Scottsdale, Ariz., due to complications from chronic cancer and a stroke two weeks ago.

Born Sept. 4, 1933, in New Hope, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard Landis Histand and Alma Kulp Histand.

She was a 1955 graduate of Goshen College School of Nursing in Goshen, Ind.

Lois was a pediatric nurse at Washington County Hospital.

She was bronze life master of American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and played duplicate bridge.

Lois was a member of the American Association of University Women, very active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Hagerstown, a member of the U.S. Tennis Association and competed in the national championships and in the Maryland Senior Olympics. She also was a member of Fountain Head County Club and a volunteer for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ Singer Society.


Lois was very involved in her communities of Hagerstown and Scottsdale. 

Lois was the wife of the late Rev. William D. Nofziger and then the late Howard W. Gilbert Jr.

She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Nofziger of Seattle, Wash., Betsy Nofziger of Rockbridge, Ohio, and Susan Nofziger of Boulder, Colo.; one son, Thomas Nofziger of Corte Madera, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Betty K. Swenson of Perryville, Md., and Linda Wyble of Tampa, Fla.; two stepsons, Wayne Gilbert of Hagerstown and Scott Gilbert of Seattle; and seven grandchildren.  

Memorial services were held Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale. A memorial service will be held in July at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Renee Mackey will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lois was a cancer survivor since 1999. Memorial donations may be made in her name to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at

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