Lola Caroline Stalker Loyola, 96, of Wilkesboro went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 24, 1923, to George C. and Caroline Joop Stalker. She was a missionary, a homemaker and a good helpmate for her husband as they served the Lord. She was an avid reader, pianist, loved to sing and was a diehard Atlanta Braves fan.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Regino E. “Ray” Loyola, and a sister, Dolores West.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Vance and husband, Craig, of Wilkesboro; three sons, Jonathan Loyola and wife, Nancy, of North Wilkesboro, Timothy Loyola and wife, Deb, of Bedford, Texas, and Thomas Loyola and wife, Sue Ann, of Clinton, Iowa; a sister, Ruth Steere of Pontiac, Ill.; a brother, George Stalker and wife, Laverne, of California; and 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be scheduled for a later date.

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