Lois's Story

HOULTON - Lois (McCarthy) Fenlason, 76, of Houlton died peacefully August 30, 2015 at Bangor after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Lois was born in Houlton on May 5, 1939, the daughter of the late Clayton (Jeff) and Annie (Duffield) McCarthy.

A highly educated, intelligent woman, Lois used her MSW as a social worker for the state of Maine for many years. She later became a guidance councilor and worked at Winslow High School and Hodgdon High School. She was an accomplished golfer and long time member of the Houlton Country Club. In 1996 she married Merle Fenlason and they spent 19 happy years together, summering at Drews Lake and wintering in Florida.

In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by brother Gerald (Jerry) McCarthy of Houlton, sister Marilyn and husband Alvin Martin of Benedicta, step daughters Judy Buck and Sandy Cummings, 4 nieces, Heather, Alicia, Erika and Heidi, nephew Scott, and many, many friends.

A graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Smyrna St.,Houlton at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 2, 2015. A service of Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St. Houlton, Me.
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