BREWER – Lorna I. Strout, 92, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 21, 2013, with family by her side. She was born Sept. 17, 1920, in Milbridge, to Capt. Alonzo and Marjorie Wallace.
Lorna graduated from Milbridge High School in 1938 as salutatorian of her class. She married her high school sweetheart, Jake, and happily resided in Hermon for most of their married years with their children, Stephen and Susan, and their dog, Taffy. Lorna and Jake enjoyed square dancing, playing golf, and spending time at their family camp on Spring River Lake. After the death of her beloved husband, Lorna moved to Bradford Commons, Bangor, where she made new friends. As a lover of Jesus, Lorna faithfully attended Glad Tidings Church, where she served as a Sunday school secretary. At this time, she courageously, began a secretarial career at Husson’s ICLS Program where she met students from various countries; she loved her work there. When asked what she would like to do, Lorna would reply that she wanted to be with the family. She was devoted to all of them – appreciating the uniqueness of each one. Lorna’s heart was strengthened and encouraged as she learned more about God and continued to spend time with loved ones. Sewing for others, watching the Celtics, and discussing politics were also enjoyable to her.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Earl “Jake” Strout Jr., Lorna was predeceased by her brother, Carroll; her sister, Kathryn Griffin; and her brother, Robert. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Ann Hand and husband, Bud; her sisters-in-law, Bette and Margaret Wallace; her son, Stephen of Bangor and wife, Morelle, and Steven’s sons, Michael of Tucson, Ariz., Stephen K. of Thomas Station, Tenn., and wife, Angela, and their children, Satchel and Cecily, and Robert of Bangor and wife, Melissa, and their children, RJ, Tom and Kaeli; and her daughter, Susan Nickerson of Norway and husband, Edward “Nick,” and their daughter, Jennifer Padgett, of South Paris and husband, Jeffrey, and their children, Jake, Jonah, Juliese Yueyin and Joelle Fuqi. The family thanks the staff of Kindred Transitional and Rehab Center of Brewer for their care, support and friendship.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Ron Morris, senior pastor of Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call noon until time of service. Spring interment will be at Snows Corner Cemetery, Hermon. Gifts in Lorna’s memory may be made to Glad Tidings Memorial Fund, 1033 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolence to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.