Lois C. Overlock

May 07, 2019
Lois Overlock

Camden — Lois Caroline (Bowen) Overlock, 93, died April 26, 2019, at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, with her family by her side. Born in Morrill Nov. 4, 1925, she was one of 10 children of Ernest and Flora (Knowlton) Bowen. She grew up on the family dairy farm, which grew large crops of vegetables; she attended school in Morrill and was a graduate of Crosby High School. Lois often stayed with the family of the Waldo County sheriff so that she could attend high school. In return she helped prepare and deliver meals to the prisoners at Waldo County Jail.

Lois lived in Washington, D.C., where she went to work for the government, first as a switchboard operator. Later, she was instrumental in designing maps used by American pilots during the Hiroshima bombings, working with sensitive surveillance documentation. After World War II, she returned to Camden and married Ralph Overlock, from Freedom, a talented craftsman and owner of Camden Woodworking. She worked at Tibbetts Industries in Camden for 17 years. After retiring, she helped Ralph with finishing work and bookkeeping at the shop.

Lois had a strong work ethic, enjoyed nature, gardening, cooking, feeding the birds, fishing, camping and caring for others. At one time, they owned a cottage on Lake St. George where many enjoyable times were had with family and friends. Pitching horseshoes, laughter and stories were common over a home-cooked meal. She enjoyed many hours playing card games with her grandson, Scott.

She was a loving and thoughtful mother and grandmother and very devoted to her family.

Surviving are her two sons, Ronald Overlock and his wife, Berniece, of Rockport, and Patrick Overlock and his wife, Connie, of Hope; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother Phil Bowen and his wife, Joan, of Morrill; sister Dot Wood and her husband, Stan, of Searsport.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Overlock, in 2002; son Richard, daughter Patty; brothers Carl, Andy, Dan and Lawrence Bowen and sisters Marion, Etta and Elsie.

A graveside service will be announced. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to: Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, 128 Mt. Battie St., Camden, ME 04843. Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com.

Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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