Lois E. Webster
Vinalhaven — Lois E. Webster, 92, died peacefully, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Woodland’s Memory Care Center in Rockland.
Born on Vinalhaven, Feb. 8, 1920, she was the daughter of Raymond and Kittie Calderwood Webster. Educated locally she was a 1938 graduate of Vinalhaven High School.
Following high school, Lois worked for 12 years as a telephone operator. In 1951 she became one of the first women to lobster off Vinalhaven, working to put herself through college. She later graduated from Gorham Normal School. For many years she was an elementary school teacher for the Nattick, Mass. public schools.
Throughout her life, Lois has been accomplished at arts and crafts. She had a particular gift for making and restoring signs, and has worked on many signs around town including, the Pleasant River Grange, Woodcock, Cassie, Coombs American Legion Post No. 18, and the Past Masters Roll at the Grange. She also painted the Nativity scene used at the Pleasant River Chapel. Lois was the caretaker for the grounds at the Grange until she was 90 years old, which was named in her honor as Lois Webster Park.
A longtime resident of Vinalhaven, Lois has been a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Pleasant River Grange and the Pleasant River Chapel. Lois has always taken great joy in living near the water and enjoyed sailing.
Predeceased by her siblings, Avis W. Calderwood, Curtis, Kenneth, Donald, and Delwyn Webster; Lois is survived by a sister-in-law Elizabeth "Beth" Webster; her lifelong friend Louise Bickford, and many nieces and nephews.
At Lois’ request no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant River Grange, c/o Dallas Anthony, Vinalhaven, ME or Meals-on-Wheels c/o Sue Martin, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.
To share a memory with Lois’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.