Funeral services were held at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City Saturday morning, September 14, at 9 o'clock for Dr. Henry Hofmann Loos with the Rev. Wayne Sebesta officiating. Interment was in the Palacios Cemetery.
A resident of Bay CIty since 1918, he was born December 15, 1887, in Baltimore, Maryland, son of James and Mary Margaret Hofmann Loos. While doctoring in Palacios, he married Miss Alice Campbell in May, 1917. He served as a doctor in World War I and after his discharge settled in Bay City. He doctored and cared for the sick of Matagorda County for many years and until a county hospital was built, maintained the Loos Hospital.
He retired at the age of 64 and since then has spent much of his time at his bayshore home, northeast of Palacios.
He died at 8:12 p. m. Thursday, September 12, at Matagorda General Hospital, the hospital he has been regarded as the guiding light in establishing.
Dr. Loos was a charter member of the Bay City Rotary Club, a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, which he served as treasurer for 12 years. After 35 years of service, he was honored by the county medical association with a testimonial dinner.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Alice Loos of Bay City; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Margaret Shirley, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Dorothy Jeanette Belote, Memphis, Tenn.; and Mrs. Winonia Loos Foreman, Bay City and one sister, Mrs. Donald D. Lewis of Baltimore.
Palacios Beacon, September, 1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Alice Loos, 74, were held Thursday, June 20 at 2 p. m. at Taylor Brothers Funeral Chapel in Bay City with the Rev. Joe Cooper of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. The body was brought to Palacios where she was laid to rest by her husband, Dr. Henry H. Loos, who preceded her in death in September, 1963.
Daughter of the late P. F. and Helen A. Campbell, she died Tuesday night in Houston.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Helen Margaret Shurley of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Dorothy Jeanette Belote of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Winona Murphy of Houston; one brother, Howard Campbell of Palacios, and 10 grandchildren.
Palacios Beacon, June, 1968
At high noon on Tuesday the 1st inst., at the Presbyterian church, Dr. H. Hofmann Loos and Miss Alice Campbell, both of this city, were united in wedlock by Rev. W. L. Shepherd, pastor of the church, with the beautiful and impressive ring ceremony, in the presence of an audience of the friends of the high contracting parties that well nigh filled the spacious auditorium.
As a prelude to the ceremony, Mrs. O. C. Arnold sang most feelingly the beautiful song, “Because.”
Promptly on the hour the bridal party entered the church, the bride leaning on the arm of her father and preceded by the bridesmaid, Miss Madge Clement, to the beautiful strains of the Lohengrin Bridal Procession from the piano, most artistically performed by Miss Norine Gardner, marched down the south aisle, while the bridegroom, supported by his groomsman, Mr. Jno. E. Wolf, came down the north aisle, meeting in front of the chancel where the ceremony was performed. After the benediction and blessing by the pastor, the bridal party left the church through the north aisle to the strains of the Mendelssohn Wedding March, and proceeded at once by auto to the Hotel Palacios where an elaborate wedding breakfast was served. At the breakfast thirty-seven covers were laid, and the party, beside the bride and groom, were the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Campbell and her brothers Ramsay and Howard; Rev. and Mrs. Shepherd and daughter, Helen; the bridesmaid, Miss Madge Clement; and the groomsman, Mr. Jno. E. Wolf; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Arnold; Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Cairnes and Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Cairnes’ mother; Misses Norine Gardner, Louise Hillyer, Alpha Bussell, Nannie Truitt, Ima Wolf, and Mrs. Holt; Messrs. Arnold Burton, Eldon Travis and Wm. Elder. The out of town attendants at the wedding, and who were guests at the breakfast table were Dr. and Mrs. Foot, Dr. and Mrs. Simons, Dr. and Mrs. Scott, Dr. Jones, and Miss Sharples, all of Bay City; Miss Margaret Taylor, of Iago, and Miss Nell Wiggins from Chillicothe, Mo. When the feasting had ended the newly-weds went to the bride’s home where she changed her bridal robe for a handsome going away gown of blue taffeta with hat and gloves to match, and left by auto immediately for Blessing where they boarded the Brownsville train on a two months honeymoon and wedding trip through the eastern states. As they were leaving the Campbell home Mr. and Mrs. Loos were showered with a deluge of rice by a great bevy of their admiring friends and well wishers. They go directly to Baltimore, Dr. Loos’s former home, for a visit with his parents and home folks, and will also visit New York and other eastern points, and on the return trip will visit relatives and friends in Ohio, returning to Palacios by July 1st after which date they will be “at home.” While on their eastern trip Dr. Loos will attend a course of lectures and attend the world’s Medical Convention in New York City.
The bride always most charming, was superlatively lovely in a beautiful wedding gown of white georgette crepe and taffeta and tulle veil caught with orange blossoms. Her going away gown was blue taffeta. She carried a boquet of bride’s roses.
The bridesmaid, Miss Clement, wore a handsome gown of hand embroidered pink batiste with picture hat of white and pink chiffon, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
The bridegroom appeared in conventional black, and the groomsman in a suit of dark blue.
The bride’s mother wore a most becoming gown of grey embroidered crepe de chine with hat to match.
The ushers were Messrs. Raymond Tatum Eldon Travis, Guy Perry and Ramsay Campbell, each wearing a boutenir of pink carnations.
For the happy occasion the chancel and rostrum of the church were most handsomely decorated, white and pink roses furnishing the color scheme. The decorating was done by Miss Gardner’s Sunday school class under the direction of Misses Nannie Truitt and Alpha Bussell.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Campbell, and have resided here for the past ten years, growing from young girlhood to charming young womanhood in Palacios, where she is known, esteemed, admired and beloved by all the people of the city. She is richly endowed by nature with rare talents which by culture have been developed into high accomplishments. She is especially admired because of her cheerful, sunny disposition, and her whole hearted readiness and willingness to aid in every good work, and her influence at all times has been for the uplife and betterment of those about her. Most sincerely do the people of the city without distinction unite in wishing her a superabundance of joy and happiness in the new relation which she has assumed.
The bridegroom is a skilled physician, who came to Palacios something over a year ago, and is building up a splendid practice in his profession, coming here from Bay City, where he was for a short time associated with Dr. Jones, and is still his associate in the hospital of that city. He is a graduate of the medical department of the famous John Hopkins University. He has in the time he has been here surrounded himself with many good friends, who join in congratulating him upon the charming prize he has won as his life companion.
Palacios Beacon, May 3, 1917