Lois R. (Clarke) White

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Lois R. (Clarke) White
1928 - 2018
ATHENS - Lois R. (Clarke) White, 89, of Standish, formerly of Athens, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Feb. 2, 2018, in Scarborough. She was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Brattleboro, Vt., the daughter of William H. Clarke and Doris (Sequin) Clarke.
She graduated Valedictorian from St. Michael's High School in Brattleboro, Vt., in the class of 1946.
She married Robert A. White on May 2, 1949, in Brattleboro. They spent 47 years together before his passing in 1996.
Lois started out working in her father's insurance business in Brattleboro. She went on to work at Dunham's Shoe Manufacturing in Brattleboro as a secretary for 15 plus years, she then went to work for Harding's Maple Syrup in Athens making candies for many years. During the 70's and 80's she owned and operated the White's Greenhouse in Athens.
She was a member of the Athens Victory Club. Lois had a real passion for growing flowers and trees. She enjoyed hunting and fishing, and going to camp. In later years she loved things that cheered her up; a joke, watching birds at feeder, watching cats play, windmills and sitting in the sun.
She is survived by her two children, Marie Seder and her husband Seth of Standish, Robert White and his wife Wendy Coons of Athens; two sisters, Pauline Belair of Ocala, Fla, Cecile Holden and her husband Steve of Moultonborough, N.H.; three grandchildren, Jason White and his wife Jessica of Rockland, Chad White and his wife Hillary of Athens, Joshua Seder and his wife Lindsay of Bluffton, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother and father; her husband; one son, Arthur John; and a brother, Arnold Clarke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church with a burial to follow at the Mount Rest Cemetery in Athens, Maine.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.

Donations in Lois' memory
may be made to:
Food and Fellowship, Inc.
405 Sebago Lake Rd.
Gorham, ME 04038

Published in Central Maine on Feb. 9, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Smart & Edwards Funeral Home
183 Madison Ave | Skowhegan, ME 04976 | (207) 474-3357
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