Lucy Foegelle Jaloway

Lucy Foegelle Jaloway, age 100, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024.  She was born on October 29, 1923, the oldest of eight children to Mike and Regina Foegelle in Hobson, Texas.

Lucy was a longtime resident of Corpus Christi, TX, and active member of SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church where she was the organist and choir director.  She was especially proud of directing a Boys Choir for the Diocese of Corpus Christi.  When the youngest child, Ed, was born with down syndrome, Lucy became president of the local Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) and served on the state board. Lucy and Ed moved to Stockdale, TX nurturing her love of organic gardening as well as becoming a talented beekeeper. Always delighting in sharing music, she served as the organist at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They later moved to the family home in Hobson, TX, where she was an active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters, garden club and the Wilson County MHMR Advisory Board. In recognition of her multiple years of volunteer service, Lucy received the “Yellow Rose of Texas” from Governor Ricky Perry. More recently residing with David and Norine Gill, Lucy gracefully shared the wisdom of her faith and age with family and friends.

Lucy is preceded in death by her husband, Odilo Jaloway, her parents, and siblings, Valarian Foegelle, Herman Foegelle, and Jeannie Raabe. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild also precede her in death: Steven and David Silos, Amanda Fay Bohuslav and Cecilia Josephine Emrich.

Lucy is survived by four siblings: Benny Foegelle, Richard Foegelle, Loreen Korzekwa, and Pete Foegelle.  She is also survived by her ten children and in-laws: Erwin and Nora Jaloway, Dan and Barbara Jaloway, Karl Jaloway, Deidre and Ron Gibson, Susan Jaloway, Karen and Joel Silos, Trudy Jaloway, Norine and David Gill, Anthony Jaloway and Edward Jaloway. Lucy is survived by eighteen grandchildren and forty-four great grandchildren with another on the way. Her first great-great grandchild was born in December of 2023 and another one is on the way.

Visitation will be at 6:00 pm, followed by the Vigil Services at 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 W. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX.  Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 15, 2024, at St Paul’s the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr, Nassau Bay, TX.  Interment will be at 1:00 pm Friday, February 16, 2024, at Seaside Memorial Park, 4357 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations be made to: Catholic Daughters, c/o Rosalie Mocygemba, P.O. Box 64, Falls City, TX 78113.

The family extends special appreciation to the staff who supported Lucy over the past few years. Amy Earle for her undying devotion to mom in the garden, tending to special clothes and making beauty appointments. Matt Hancock, Nadine Jaloway, Robert Kuykendall, and Shelly Bentley for stepping in when extra help was needed or to partner up in a game of dominos. We are grateful for your kindness and devotion to Lucy.

Mom enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Her sister, Loreen Korzekwa was a constant companion for gardening, sewing, travel and playing dominos or cards. Gratitude is extended to all those who visited through the years, especially Trudy Jaloway who stayed for extra-long visits while Norine and David traveled, helping to maintain records and special projects.


  1. Lucy was much admired by members of the Dig ‘n’ Design Garden Club. Her in-depth conservation reports at our meetings proved that she was indeed a lover of our land. She is missed by our membership, and we send our condolences to her family.

    Donna J. Ward
  2. Lucy was a valued member of Dig n’Design Garden Club, but until reading her obituary, I had not realized what a talented and modest woman she was. I would have loved to hear her sing and play! We were so luck to have had her among us even for a few years! We celebrated her 90th birthday with a cake at one of our meetings, and I must say, she looked then, every bit as beautiful as she looked blowing out her 100th birthday cake candles.

    Gay Sava

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