Lois V. Packard, 86, of Flat Rock, died Thursday, January 2, at Pardee Hospital. A native of Elmira, NY, she had lived in Lewiston, NY prior to moving to Flat Rock in 1986. She loved caring for children in addition to her own and had been a Red Cross Volunteer. She had also worked the polls during community elections in Lewiston. She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas W. Packard.
Mrs. Packard is survived by her husband of 67 years, H. Dean Packard; two daughters, Karen E. Packard of Niagara Falls, NY and Deborah M. Packard of Fletcher; a son, Kevin Packard and his wife Rita of Grand Island, NY; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 8, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive guests following the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission, 628 7th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or to the Salvation Army, 239 3rd Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792.