Loy Burgess of Pearland passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the age of 87. She was born to Thomas Enoch Gaskill and Ida Mae Hill Gaskillon on Aug. 15, 1927 in Ector, Texas. Funeral services for Loy Burgess were held May 1, 2015, at the chapel of South Park Funeral Home in Pearland. Loy graduated from Van Alstyne High School. She worked at Paramount Film Company and Southwestern Bell where she retired in 1978. She married William Olen Burgess on July 10, 1948 in Seagoville Texas. They were married for sixty-four years. Loy and Olen were owners of Beachland Lodge at Lake Whitney Texas for 29 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Enoch and Ida Mae;her husband, Olen Burgess; son, Gary Burgess; sisters, Verna Mae Carney, Jean Raifsnider, Mary Loyce Williams; brothers, Floyd Gaskill, Mansel Gaskill, Ray Gaskill, Carl Gaskill, and W.L. Gaskill.