Flora Ann (Somers) Shorey

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Camden - Flora Ann (Somers) Shorey, 86 years old, from Camden passed away on Friday October 19, 2018, after a brief period of declining health. Born in West Barnet on July 23, 1932, she was the daughter of John and Gladys Somers.
She attended high school at the Academy in St Johnsbury, Vermont, and earned her teaching degree from Lyndon State College in 1954, and Masters of Education from UMaine.
She taught elementary education at public schools in Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and Maine. In the early 70's she joined the Bangor School System where she taught at the former Dow Lane, Fruit Street, and Abraham Lincoln Schools.
Flora developed strong friendships throughout her life. She enjoyed meeting new people and valued listening as much as talking. She was funny, loving, strong-willed, open minded, generous, thrifty (truly Scottish), and hard-working. Above all to her family, she was a greatly loved Daughter, Sister, Mother and Grandmother.
Flora is survived by son, Mark Lowell; daughter, Kimberly Nason; daughter-in-law, Pamela Lowell; son-in-law, Richard Nason; four grandchildren, Edmund Lowell, Warren Lowell, Julia Nason, and Sarah Nason; siblings, sisters, Awilda Stowe and Alberta Dunbar; brother, Hezzie Somers; sister-in-law, Marion Somers; sister-in-law, Lorena Lowell; brother-in-law, Perry Lowell and his wife, Joan; and many loving and caring nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by son, James Lowell, husband, Robert Shorey, and first husband, Robert Lowell.
Donations can be made to The Shields Mission Fund or Heavenly Threads c/o The First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden ME 04843, or to the Jimmy Fund, http://www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/floraann
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday October 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Camden with reception to follow. Arrangements under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast.
Published on October 25, 2018
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