Lois Irving

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Lois Leighton (Dibblee) Irving, 88
SCARBOROUGH - Lois Irving, recently of Scarborough, wife of Francis (Bud) Irving, Jr., died peacefully on Nov. 28, 2017, surrounded by her family.
She was born April 13, 1929, in Portland to George and Rhoda (Whitney) Dibblee. She was raised in Portland and was a graduate of Deering High School, Portland (Class of 1947) and the North Shore Babies Hospital, Salem, Mass. She worked briefly as a nurse at Mercy Hospital, Portland.
Lois was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Bud Irving who passed Nov. 21, 2005. They were married August 27, 1949, and together raised five children; Kathleen Doucette of Topsham, Mark Irving and wife Cindy of Bath, Bryan Irving and wife Kerri Marshall of Benicia, Calif., Jeff Irving and wife Jill of Portland, and Jennifer Barnes of Presque Isle. She will be missed by her cousin David Cleaves of Brookhaven, N.Y. and many family members and friends. Lois leaves behind 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lois and Bud enjoyed traveling the world, visiting friends and family, square dancing and building and living at Aspen Heights, North Yarmouth. Lois will also be remembered for the time she spent swimming with friends at the Falmouth YMCA.
Lois was a lover of crossword puzzles, properly made hot black coffee, snappy retorts and high standards for food quality. Lois enjoyed making stuffed snakes for her grandchildren, Slo Poke traveling in the VW Mini bus, cheese straws, beating anyone at scrabble, story telling, bird watching, socializing in any way, wearing lipstick.
Services will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Falmouth, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.. Reception immediately following at the church. Interment will be a private event at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Congress Street, Portland.

In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to:
Scarborough Terrace,
Scarborough, ME or
Compassus Hospice Services, Scarborough, ME
who took great care of
Lois and her family





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Emmaus Lutheran Church
265 Middle Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 29, 2017
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