DIXMONT - Lois P. (Huntley) Boone, 96, was welcomed at Heaven's gates by her Savior on February 28, 2015, after an extended stay at Bangor Nursing and Rehab. Center. She was born June 9, 1918, in Machiasport, the daughter of Earl and Agnes (Ackley) Huntley.
Lois grew up in the Holmes Bay area and graduated from Washington Academy in East Machias. After marrying Eldon John Boone on May 11, 1942, she became a devoted wife and mother of six children. As the wife of a Baptist minister, she and her husband served in pastorates in New Brunswick, Maine and Connecticut. They also served as missionaries in Alaska and at the Springfield Rescue Mission in Massachusetts. After retiring from the East Holden Community Church, Lois and Rev. Boone moved to Dixmont. Lois was active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, volunteered at the Hospital Chaplaincy and did volunteer work at the Dixmont Town Office. She was always ready to bake treats for any occasion. Recently, Lois was awarded the Boston Post Cane recognizing her as the oldest citizen of Dixmont.
Lois was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Agnes Huntley; her brothers, Eldred and infant brother Elwin; her husband, Rev. E. John Boone; her son, James Boone; and grandson, David Boone. She is survived by her daughters, Jane Sturk and her husband, Dale, and Marilyn Stevens and her husband, Leonard, all of Oakland; her sons, John Boone and his wife, Elsie, of Levant, Peter Boone and his wife, Joan, of Diboll, TX, and the Rev. Timothy Boone and his wife, Brenda, of Dixmont, with a special thank you for all the care they have given her. She was a special grandmother to Barry Sturk, Shawn, Scott and Corey Stevens, Kenneth, Russell "Rusty" Boone and Karen (Boone) Hendsbee and Thomas, Samuel, Carl Edward "Eddie" and Rebekah Sue Boone. Lois was also a great-grandmother to twelve great-grandchildren, and had numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the Bangor Nursing and Rehab. Center Staff and to Carol Reinfelds, who previously cared for Lois at her home.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at East Dixmont Community Church, 34 Church Hill Road, Dixmont, with her son, the Rev. Timothy Boone officiating.